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World Cup Trophy on show in the Castle

THE CRICKET World Cup Trophy was on show in Pembroke Castle on Wednesday (May 8), as part of its tour across Wales and England.

The 2019 tournament is being held across the two countries running from May 30 to July 14.

Ten of the world’s best teams will play against each other in a single-league format, with the top four sides after 45 matches to qualify for the two semi-finals.

Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens Stadium has been chosen as a host venue and will welcome some of the best players as it holds four matches in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Teams on show in the Welsh Capital include New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Bangladesh, South Africa and World Cup Qualifier Champions Afghanistan.

Ten teams will battle it out to lift this trophy

The first of four matches in Cardiff will see New Zealand take on Sri Lanka on June 1. Three days later, Afghanistan are the opponents for Sri Lanka.

On June 8, England host Bangladesh and a week later (June 15), South Africa take on Afghanistan.

Being the third most-watched global sporting event, Glamorgan Chief Executive, Hugh Morris, said: “It’s incredibly exciting for us to hold four of these fixtures in Wales and I would encourage everyone who wants to be involved in this prestigious tournament to pick up their tickets as soon as possible so they don’t miss out on watching thrilling cricket played by the best players on the planet right here in Cardiff.”

Welsh Government Minister for Culture Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “I’m delighted that the Welsh Government has been able to support Cardiff and Glamorgan County Cricket Club in bringing the ICC Cricket World Cup to Wales again and we look forward to working with partners on delivering an outstanding experience for spectators and players over the summer.”