The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Leeds will host four 2019 ICC World Cup matches next June and July.
Headingley will welcome England, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Sri Lanka and World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan.
Friday 21 June – England v Sri Lanka (d)
Saturday 29 June – Pakistan v Afghanistan (d)
Thursday 4 July – Afghanistan v West Indies (d)
Saturday 6 July – Sri Lanka v India (d)
Mark Arthur, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive said: “The Club is delighted to be hosting four prestigious fixtures in next year’s ICC World Cup. Headingley will be transformed ahead of the tournament as we look forward to welcoming England, Pakistan, India, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
“Headingley has had a history of staging thrilling matches featuring these nations and look forward to welcoming qualifiers Afghanistan. We can guarantee that the Yorkshire public will be extremely enthusiastic about today’s announcement and get behind the teams in next year’s tournament.”
Councillor Judith Blake, leader and executive member for economy and culture at Leeds City Council added:
“We are delighted to be a part of the world’s greatest cricket celebration with four fantastic fixtures here at Headingley. The whole city is excited to be part of the Cricket World Cup and to welcome a global audience to Leeds.”
THE FOLLOWING PRICING STRUCTURE HAS BEEN SET BY THE ICC FOR THESE FIXTURES:
– England vs Sri Lanka – adults from £55 to £175, juniors from £6 to £20
– Pakistan vs Afghanistan – adults from £20 to £75, juniors from £6 to £15
– Afghanistan vs West Indies – adults from £16 to £55, juniors from £6 to £15
– Sri Lanka vs India – adults from £55 to £195, juniors from £6 to £20
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. England will open the tournament at The Oval on 30 May when they will take on South Africa.
Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham will stage the two semi-finals on 9 and 11 July, while Lord’s will play host to a World Cup final for the fifth time, on 14 July. All these three matches will have reserve days.