HOWZAT! A Day out at the Cricket
Words by: Harry McMullen
In June and July of 2019 the ICC Cricket World Cup comes to England and Wales. The ICC Chief Executive David Richardson exclaimed that “No other country in world cricket offers every competing nation a ‘home crowd’ atmosphere”, which is extremely refreshing coming from a South African. As the best players in the world will battle it out for crickets biggest prize, the lucky folks of Leeds are due to have four matches played right on their doorstep. The Headingley Stadium is set to host fixtures throughout the group stages of the competition as England take on South Africa (21st June), Pakistan take on Afghanistan (29th June), the Windies take on Afghanistan (4th July) and Sri Lanka Take on India (6th July).
Leeds will house the biggest names of the Cricketing world as superstars such as: Joe Root (England), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Chris Gayle (W.Indies) and Virat Kohli (India) are expected to grace the famous Headingley wicket. The ECB and the ICC are committed in keeping tickets affordable and accessible to all. Child tickets are available at every game as well as +80,000 tickets being sold at £20. A link for the registration for the public ticket ballot can be found below but be quick, the ballot is due to close in August 2018. England stand every chance of lifting the trophy as they are currently ranked 1st in the ICC World Standings.
Apply for your tickets here: https://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup/tickets-about
If this wasn’t enough Cricketing news for a Monday afternoon then we can now confirm that Headingley is set to host a test match in the 2023 Ashes Series. England Captain Joe Root will lead his men out onto his home ground as England face up against the Aussies in the oldest test match series in the history of Cricket. The future is bright for Cricket in Yorkshire.