The ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in England and Wales from May 30, 2019 to July 14, 2019.
Teams from ten countries will participate - Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. As the game of cricket originated in England, most of the countries are commonwealth countries and a majority of teams are from South Asia.
The first game is scheduled to be played at The Oval in Kennington, London while the final match will be played at the Lord’s stadium in London. See the complete schedule of matches at the ICC website.
A total of 46 matches will be played. In other world cups there are traditionally two groups playing with the other teams inside their own group until the final match; however, the ICC Cricket world cup for 2019 will have only one group of 10 teams where each team will be playing against the other nine teams.
Each match will be played for one day. In other words, it will be called "ODI", or One Day International.
Many people from all other world, especially from the countries where cricket is popular and played are planning to travel to the UK during the 2019 World Cup. Additionally, the expatriate community living in other countries will also travel there. E.g., thousands of Indian people living in USA would like to travel to the UK to watch cricket matches.
There are many tour packages available from ICC as well as other private providers. Some of the tour packages include a photo opportunity with the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, private tours of the stadium with pitch access and Q & A with cricket legends. There are tailor-made packages for a wide variety of fans.
As cricket is the only game that matters in a few countries such as India, people are very enthusiastic about it. For many, cricket is an almost a religion and fans follow the matches with a great interest. The matches between India and Pakistan are must more than just a match - many fans watching the match see it as a war between the two countries and feel great joy or sorry when the match has ended. This will be especially true if India and Pakistan make it to the semi-finals or finals, this pairing will garner a lot more interest than a normal match. If India and Pakistan make it that far, it will no longer be just a game, heavy police security arrangement will be necessary in many cities in India to avoid communal riots, just based on the result of the match.
While traveling to the UK to enjoy the cricket matches, make sure to spare an extra few days to tour England, as it has many famous tourist places. Especially London, which has many tourist attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower of London, London Bridge, Palace of Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Thames River, the red double decker bus, many museums and much more.
When traveling to England and Wales in the United Kingdom, it is always a good idea to obtain travel health insurance. United Kingdom has the public healthcare system called NFS. However, visitors to the UK are not eligible for free treatment under that as it primarily funded by the taxes from local residents. Healthcare costs in the UK are very high and it is unaffordable for most people to pay out of their pocket, if they were to become sick or injured while traveling to the UK.
Travel medical insurance would generally cover you for any new illness, injuries or accidents that could occur during your travel, in addition to providing important benefits like emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of mortal remains.
Alternatively, you can also purchase trip insurance, which protects you against financial loss for non-refundable trip expenses if you are unable to travel. Trip cancellation insurance plans provide coverage for trip interruption, trip delay, loss of luggage and more.
Travel medical insurance, as well as trip insurance can be purchased at reasonable and affordable rates, with no documentation or paperwork required, an effective date can be as early as the next day or any future date you specify.
The Cricket World Cup is an exciting time for fans all over the world. Being prepared will ensure you are able to relax and enjoy the games.
Happy travels and stay safe out there!