Monday 12 November, 2018

West Indies kick off 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign against Pakistan

West Indies will open their 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign against Pakistan in Nottingham on May 31, a day after hosts England play the first match of the tournament against South Africa at The Oval.

The full scheduled was announced by the International Cricket Council on Thursday.

The 10th staging of cricket's showpiece event will see it revert to the format used for the 1992 tournament; with 10 nations involved, every team will play each other once before the top four advance to the semi-finals. In total, there will be 48 games across 46 days, culminating in the final at Lord's on July 14.

Following their opening match against South Africa on May 31, West Indies, which won the first two staging of the tournament in 1975 and 1979, will remain in Nottingham to play Australia on June 6 then head to Southampton to face South Africa on June 10 and England on June 14.

West Indies will play their fifth match on June 17 in Taunton followed by a day/night fixture against New Zealand in Manchester on June 22. West Indies remaining matches are against India in Manchester (June 27), Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street (July 1) and Afghanistan in Leeds (July 4).

The group stage will be followed by semi-finals at Old Trafford (July 9) and Edgbaston (July 11) before the decider at Lord's three days later. The knockout games will all be day matches.

Defending champions Australia will start their campaign against Afghanistan, winners of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Zimbabwe earlier this year, on 2 June in Bristol.

While the top eight teams qualified for the tournament on the basis of their rankings, the Windies and Afghanistan qualified by virtue of topping the qualifiers.

CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019 FIXTURE

May 30: England vs South Africa - The Oval
May 31: Pakistan vs West Indies - Nottingham
June 1: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - Cardiff
June 1: Australia vs Afghanistan - Bristol (day/night)
June 2 : South Africa vs Bangladesh - The Oval
June 3: England vs Pakistan - Nottingham
June 4: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - Cardiff
June 5: India vs South Africa - Southampton
June 5: New Zealand vs Bangladesh - The Oval (day/night)
June 6: Australia vs West Indies - Nottingham
June 7: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan - Bristol
June 8: England vs Bangladesh - Cardiff
June 8: New Zealand vs Afghanistan - Taunton (day/night)
June 9: Australia vs India - The Oval
June 10: South Africa vs West Indies - Southampton
June 11: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - Bristol
June 12: Australia vs Pakistan - Taunton
June 13: India vs New Zealand - Nottingham
June 14: England vs West Indies - Southampton
June 15: Australia vs Sri Lanka - The Oval
June 15: South Africa vs Afghanistan - Cardiff (day/night)
June 16: India vs Pakistan - Manchester
June 17: Bangladesh vs West Indies - Taunton
June 18: England vs Afghanistan - Manchester
June 19: New Zealand vs South Africa - Birmingham
June 20: Australia vs Bangladesh - Nottingham
June 21: England vs Sri Lanka - Leeds
June 22: India vs Afghanistan - Southampton
June 22: New Zealand vs West Indies - Manchester (day/night)
June 23: Pakistan vs South Africa - Lord's
June 24: Afghanistan vs Bangladesh - Southampton
June 25: England vs Australia - Lord's
June 26: Pakistan vs New Zealand - Birmingham
June 27: India vs West Indies - Manchester
June 28: Sri Lanka vs South Africa - Chester-le-Street
June 29: Pakistan vs Afghanistan - Leeds
June 29: Australia vs New Zealand - Lord's (day/night)
June 30: England vs India - Birmingham
July 1: Sri Lanka vs West Indies - Chester-le-Street
July 2: India vs Bangladesh - Birmingham
July 3: England vs New Zealand - Chester-le-Street
July 4: West Indies vs Afghanistan - Leeds
July 5: Pakistan vs Bangladesh - Lord's
July 6: Sri Lanka vs India - Leeds
July 6: Australia vs South Africa - Manchester (day/night)
July 9: Semi-final 1 - Manchester
July 11 - Semi-final 2 - Birmingham
July 14 - Final - Lord's

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