Share Tweet Share Share Email New Delhi: India will open their 2019 World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 5 and square off against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 16, senior BCCI official told reporters. The 2019 World Cup will be held in the UK from May 30 to July 14 and India will start on June 5 as the BCCI will have to maintain a mandatory 15-day gap between the IPL final and international assignment as per the Lodha Committee recommendations. The matter was discussed during the ICC Chief Executives Meeting here on Tuesday. “The 2019 IPL will be played between March 29 and May 19. But we need to maintain a 15-day gap and World Cup starts on May 30. Therefore as per a 15-day gap, we could have only played on June 5. Earlier, we were scheduled to start on June 2 but we couldn’t have played on that day,” a senior BCCI official present here told reporters on conditions of anonymity. “South Africa are our first opponents. The CEC agreed and the matter has … [Read more...] about ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 schedule out; India to take on Pakistan on June 16
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Lord's, London (CNN)First came the boos, then came the cruise. Australian duo David Warner and Steve Smith were welcomed into one of the world's most famous sporting theaters as pantomime villains amid a cacophony of boos and jeers. By the time they took their leave, only the sound of Australian celebrations remained after an emphatic 64-run victory over England secured a place in the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup. Australia's Steve Smith was booed and jeered by England supporters at Lord's. Facing arch rival England for the first time since returning from a 12-month ban for ball tampering, both men walked out to boos and jeers, though the most forceful were reserved for Smith. Not that the extra attention from the crowd appeared to bother either man. Warner hit 53 to become the leading run scorer in the tournament, while Smith, whose dismissal was celebrated with a huge amount of glee by those in the stands, battled to 38. Read More Both men played their part in … [Read more...] about Australia leaves England on the brink at Cricket World Cup
This is without doubt the best chance England have ever had of winning a World Cup — and I fully expect them to do so. The only thing I can see stopping them is if the pitches get a bit slow and tired, like they did in the 2017 Champions Trophy, when they lost to Pakistan in the semi-finals. The progress they have made since the last World Cup in 2015, which I was involved in, is remarkable. The game had moved forward quickly, but the selectors and the players did not. But they've made up for it over the past four years, and it's right that they go into this tournament as favourites. Stuart Broad gives the lowdown on the England squad ahead of the World Cup this summer RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Concern over Mark Wood as injuries mount up for favourites... Australia's Steve Smith hits century as England lose to the... India's World Cup preparations suffer a blow after the... England vs Australia, LIVE scorecard: Follow all the latest... Share … [Read more...] about 15 reasons we can win World Cup this time
June’s sporting month started with a bang after Liverpool beat Tottenham in the Champions League final and Andy Ruiz Jr shocked Anthony Joshua in the world heavyweight boxing title fight in New York. Liverpool’s 2-0 victory over Spurs in the Madrid final was the last club match in Europe this season. However, there’s still international football to come this week with the Uefa Nations League semi-finals and final in Portugal and the start of the Fifa Women’s World Cup in France. On Wednesday 5 June Portugal face Switzerland in the first Nations League semi-final in Porto then a day later the Netherlands take on England in Guimaraes. The Nations League final will be held on Sunday 9 June. All matches are live on Sky Sports. The Fifa Women’s World Cup starts on Friday 7 June when host nation France face South Korea (8pm, live on BBC One). There are 48 Women’s World Cup matches this month followed by the two semi-finals, … [Read more...] about 2019 sports event calendar and TV guide: what’s on in June?