The ten team group-based system of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 shall end in top four teams reaching the knock-out stages of the tournament. The semi-finals shall be played after the group stage is done. The two winners shall then reach the ICC Cricket World Final where will be played on 14th July, 2019. As for the semi-finals, the dates are 9th July and 11th July, 2019 respectively. The first eliminator will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester and the second one in Birmingham.
The inauguration date of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is 30th May, 2019. The first match will be played between England vs South Africa at The Oval, London at the inauguration date. Don’t forget that the tournament is being criticized for not playing all 12 test-playing nations due to which there could have been two groups in the tournament playing for the semi-finals.
As far as the history of ICC Cricket World is concerned, it dates back to 1975. Though the first event was called ‘The Prudential World Cup’. Even the quarter finals were used to play in those previous editions of the tournament but those matches are now constantly being skipped.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Semi-finals Tickets:
Though there is a long time to go before the tournament’s matches, however, the number of tickets are always limited and already available on the ICC website. For watching the semi-finals live, make sure that you go there and buy yours using the credit card.
Here is some additional information related to both semi-finals of the tournament:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Semi-final 1:
The first semi-final will be played on 9th July, 2019. It will be between the two 1st and 4th team from the group stages. The venue for first match is Old Trafford, Manchester which is also one of the legendary city of Football. According to PST, the match shall be played at 2:30 pm.
ICC Cricket World 2019 Semi-final 2:
The second semi-final is always a huge clash since it is played between the 2nd and 3rd qualifying teams from the group stages. The match will be hosted by Birmingham and the starting time is 2:30 pm (PST). The live scores and highlights for semi-finals shall later be updated after the matches are being played.
The victorious teams from these two semi-final then soon meet each other in the final on 14th, July, 2019.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Semi-final Venues:
The two stadiums have a good history of cricket and we shall discuss some facts with you:
Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester: Old Trafford Ground is located in Manchester and has a crowd capacity of 26,000 for the international matches. The tickets are pretty limited here so you better get on with this one first. The stadium was first opened in 1857 and has gone through some stages to become a prominent cricket stadium.
Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham: First opened in 1882, this historical cricket ground has 25,000 crowd capacity for the international matches. The first test in this ground was played between England and Australia in 1902. The first ODI was played in 1972 between England and India. Subsequently, the first T20 was played in 2010 between Pakistan and Australia.