Cricket is a sport that attracts millions of fans around the globe. The first ever Cricket World Cup took place in 1975 at a time when cricket was enjoying a huge surge in popularity. Since then, this tournament has been regularly held, attracting the active participation of teams from all over the world.
In 2019, the Cricket World Cup fans have something to look forward to. It will be the twelfth time that the competition will be taking place. England and Wales will be hosting the games between 30 May and 14 July next year. In 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 they also hosted other World Cup tournaments.
The World Cup Qualifier 2018
Any Sports World Cup brings with it exciting times and so does the World Cup qualifier that precedes it. This year was no exception as 2018 saw the cricket fans focused on the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup qualifier that took place in Zimbabwe in March.
The two top-notch teams that stood out during the World Cup qualifier were Afghanistan and the West Indies. 10 teams participated in a total of 34 games. Zimbabwe, as hosts of the tournament and for the first time ever since 1983, failed to reach the final and will, as a result, not be participating in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
In the meantime, cricket fans are keeping an eye out for Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad and other rising stars.
See you at the Cricket World Cup in 2019!