It’s time to set up the wickets and practice your bowling skills, the 2019 Cricket World Cup is nearly upon us. First held in the UK in 1975, maybe this is the year for England’s cricket team to finally reign. Edgbaston Cricket Ground is once again hosting games, giving you the perfect opportunity to come and stay with us at Park Regis Birmingham.
Before you purchase tickets, continue reading to find out how to organise your cricketing schedule.
Start by reading our previous blog post on Edgbaston Cricket Ground, home to the Birmingham Bears. Edgbaston held their first World Cup game against India on March 29th, 1999, which is fitting since the first England match in Edgbaston this year, will also be against India. Let’s hope that this time we will win!
How to Get There?
From Park Regis Birmingham, it’s easy to get to the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. It’s only seven minutes away by car, or just a 35 minute walk.
When to Watch?
The ICC Cricket World Cup have an easy to read fixtures list on their webpage with five games in total being played at Edgbaston.
Wed 19th June, Match 25, New Zealand vs South Africa, 10:30am
Wed 26th June, Match 33, New Zealand vs Pakistan, 10:30am
Sun 30th June, Match 38, England vs India, 10:30am
Tues 2nd July, Match 40, Bangladesh vs India, 10:30am
Thurs 11th July, Semi Final 2, 2nd vs 3rd, 10:30am
Who’s Playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup?
Unsure about who’s playing? To qualify for the ICC Cricket World Cup teams need to be a test-playing nation. With the culmination of a global qualification process that runs over a five- to six-year timespan, the teams playing in the ICC World Cup 2019 are: South Africa, India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Afghanistan.
What to Do Before or After the Match?
If the innings finished faster than you expected, what else can you do? Birmingham has a number of outdoor parks or historical sites to explore after the game. If shopping is more your thing or you need some souvenirs to take home, why not visit the famous bull ring, or one of the other nearby shopping centres. Alternatively, you could just explore our fabulous city and get to know your way around with our great city guide.
If you want to see Joe Root score another century then you can’t miss a match. Stay with us at Park Regis Birmingham and pop by the 1565 Restaurant, Bar and Terrace for happy hour from four till seven or make the most of our Cricket World Cup offering and get a drink and a dish for only £15!