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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that the 2019 World Cup final is set to be played at Lord’s.
If the International Cricket Council (ICC) allows the final to be played at Lord’s, it will be the fifth time the iconic ground has hosted a World Cup final.
“The ICC Cricket World Cup attracts television audiences which have the potential to outstrip all other major international sporting events,” ECB chairman Giles Clarke said. “As chairman of the ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee I know that we are anticipating a global television audience of more than two billion for the final.
“The ECB is extremely proud to be staging the tournament which follows the Olympics and the Rugby World Cup in the list of truly global events being held in this country.
“Multi-cultural Britain ensures that all the teams competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup will have generous support in all the games they play in what promises to be a global celebration of cricket.”