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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is coming!

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is coming!

The Cricket World Cup carnival is coming to England and Wales between May 30th and July 14th 2019 – don’t miss out!

10 teams, 10 cities, 11 venues!

Make sure that you are a part of what promises to be an incredible tournament!

Public Ballot now open!

Make sure that you are a part of the celebrations by applying for tickets now!

The Public Ballot will be open until 29 August and fans will be able to apply for each of the 48 fixtures, with tickets in each price band at every game available.

Following the unprecedented demand during the Cricket Family Ballot, fans are encouraged to apply for a wide selection of matches as the 10-team round robin stage provides plenty of opportunities for fans to see their favourite team.

The campaign’s launch film stars Freddie Flintoff, a cricketer who transcends popular culture, singing and dancing to the sound of Imagine Dragon’s On top of the world, inviting the public to join sports greatest carnival. It continues the marketing approach of putting fans, influencers and celebrities at the heart of the creative, reaching both inside and outside of the game to engage new fans with cricket.

To apply for tickets in the Public Ballot, applicants must register an account via the official Cricket World Cup Ticketing website. The pre-registration phase started on 17 July.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Managing Director Steve Elworthy highlighted the importance of this milestone in the application process, and hopes it has the same success as the recent Cricket Family Ballot.

‘Today is a day we’ve all been looking forward to as we welcome many potential future cricket fans to the sport,” he said. “This a great chance for anybody who wants to attend the ICC Cricket World Cup and watch the most exciting and competitive cricket available, as the best teams in the world go head to head.

‘’Being the third most-watched global sporting event, we know there will be huge interest in next year’s World Cup. The Cricket Family Ballot was a recent indicator to how popular we expect this tournament to be, when over one million tickets were applied for.

‘’What’s more, with our price structure for this tournament, which we consulted on widely and used external experts, all games will be accessible for a large proportion of sports fans. Any revenue that we do make from the tournament will be invested back in the game as part of our commitment to grow cricket and engage with future generations.’’

Somerset CCC CEO,  Andrew Cornish said: “To be hosting three matches in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is a tremendous honour. As we saw in 2017 when we staged an IT20, such a high-profile sporting event is not only a major feather in the cap of the Club but is was of huge benefit to the wider community.

“All manner of local businesses benefited from the day and the world-wide exposure that both Taunton and the surrounding area received really helped to emphasize just what this part of the country has to offer.

“People still talk about the last time that World Cup cricket was played here in Taunton, and that was 20 years ago. I have no doubt that in twenty years time people will be talking about what happened here in 2019!”

Host nation England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May when they take on South Africa, while reigning champions Australia start their title defence on 1 June against Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol.

The World Cup will conclude when the final takes place at Lord’s on Sunday 14 July.

For more information about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, please click here.

Somerset will be hosting three matches in the competition and these will be:

Saturday 8th June 2019 – Afghanistan v New Zealand (Day/Night)

Wednesday 12th June 2019 – Australia v Pakistan

Monday 17th June 2019 – Bangladesh v West Indies

For more information please click here

Any remaining tickets from the Public Ballot will go on general sale on a first-come, first-served basis later in 2018.

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