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ICC Cricket World Cup Family Ballot is now open

Here's what you need to know about the cricket extravaganza.

The Cricket Family Ballot for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is now open.

Those entering the ballot will have access to tickets for each of the 48 matches at next year’s event, which sees the biggest names in international cricket play across England and Wales.

England will open the tournament at the Oval on 30 May 2019, taking on South Africa. Current title holders Australia begin their defence on 1 June again ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan. The day/night match will take place in Bristol.

The ICC Cricket World Cup will take to eleven venues across the UK, running across 46 days. The tournament will see each team play each other once in a single-league format. The top four sides after 45 matches will move through to the semi-finals, edging closer to the coveted world cup.

The final of the ICC tournament is then scheduled to take place on Sunday 14 July 2018.

In 2019, England are looking to improve upon their 2015 performance which saw the team end in fifth place in their respective group.

Get excited about things to come alongside some famous faces below:


Here’s what you need to know about the Cricket Family Ballot and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Do I quality for the Cricket Family Ballot?

The Cricket Family Ballot encompasses a wide range of groups from across the game, including County Members, supporter groups, players and previous ticket purchasers. Those eligible will have been sent a specific web link, which, when used to register, enables them to purchase in the Cricket Family Ballot. If you are not in one of these groups and have therefore not received a link, you can find out more here.

How does the Cricket Family Ballot work?

This is the first opportunity for cricket fans to secure tickets for next year’s World Cup. Head to the ICC Cricket World Cup Family Ballot and select the matches you wish to attend. Once the ballot closes, fans will be informed whether or not they have been successful in applying for tickets.

The cricket family includes all individuals in the ECB database of county cricket members, previous ticket buying customers, fans, volunteers and associated partners.

Is this my only chance to get tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?

Fans unsuccessful in the Cricket Family Ballot will have a further opportunity to access tickets by automatically being entered into the public ballot, which launches in July 2018 (subject to change).

Any remaining tickets will then be available on a first come, first serve basis from September (subject to change).

How much are tickets for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?

Prices vary for each of the tournament’s 48 matches. Child tickets will start as low as £6, with Gold tickets ranging between £15 – £40. Adult tickets start at £18 and range up to £395 for Gold tickets at the final. Prices depend on ticket type and match. Check out further price information on the schedule below.

What is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule?

The 48 matches will run from Thursday 30 May to Sunday 14 July 2019. Note that, as ever, all dates are subject to change.

The full schedule, as well as pricing for each match, is available below:

The ICC Cricket World Cup Family Ballot is now open. For more information on how to enter head here.

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