Know your 2019 World Cup venue: Lord's

The 30,000-capacity stadium, which also hosted international hockey in the 1970s, lacrosse in the ’50s and archery during the 2012 London Olympics, is the most revered of cricket venues.

Established in 1814, Lord's Cricket Ground is the home ground of the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Middlesex County Cricket Club and the European Cricket Club, and was the headquarters of the International Cricket Council until 2005.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be held in England and Wales from May 30, 2019 to July 14, 2019.

The first round of the tournament will see 10 teams — England (hosts), Australia, Bangladesh, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and West Indies — play against each other. The top four teams will progress to the semifinals.

The Lord's Cricket Ground in London will host the following matches: (All times in IST)

June 23 (Sunday): Pakistan vs South Africa - Lords - 3 p.m.

June 25 (Tuesday): England vs Australia - Lords - 3 p m.

June 29 (Saturday): New Zealand vs Australia - Lords - 6 p.m.

July 5 (Friday): Pakistan vs Bangladesh - Lords - 3 p.m.

July 14 (Sunday): THE FINAL - Lords - 3 p.m.

 

The Lord’s Cricket Ground at St John’s Wood is privately owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club and has earned the sobriquet: Mecca of Cricket.

Established in 1814, it is the home ground of the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Middlesex County Cricket Club and the European Cricket Club, and was the headquarters of the International Cricket Council (ICC) until 2005.

The 30,000-capacity stadium, which also hosted international hockey in the 1970s, lacrosse in the ’50s and archery during the 2012 London Olympics, is the most revered of cricket venues.

Trivia from London

London’s black taxis are a common sight, but to drive one, one must complete a test called ‘The Knowledge’, which involves memorising every single street in England’s capital.   -  AP

 

– London’s black taxis are a common sight, but to drive one, one must complete a test called ‘The Knowledge’, which involves memorising every single street in England’s capital.

– Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Sylvia Plath, Charles Dickens, Jimi Hendrix, Wolfgang Mozart, Florence Nightingale, Edgar Allen Poe, Ho Chi Minh, Mahatma Gandhi, Vincent Van Gogh, Sigmund Freud and Voltaire are just a few of the many, many famous people who have lived in London.

– More than 300 languages are spoken in the cultural melting pot that is London.

– The London Underground is the first of its kind in the world, beginning operations between Paddington and Farringdon in 1863, and is the oldest public rapid transit system in the world.

– London has played home to more famous musicians and bands than any other city in the world – from rock giants The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who and Led Zeppelin to metal pioneers Motorhead and Iron Maiden, punk legends The Sex Pistols, Billy Idol, Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Clash, to Elton John, Phil Collins, Cliff Richards, Eurythmics, The Alan Parsons Project, Marianne Faithfull, The Small Faces, Status Quo, Yes and Spandau Ballet, and modern pop’s Spice Girls, Coldplay, Girls Aloud and Leona Lewis, plus alternative artists Florence and the Machine, Elvis Costello, Lily Allen and The Cure.

– The Beatles last played together live as a group to the rooftop of their legendary Abbey Road Studios on Saville Row, in an impromptu performance immortalised on video.

– Only one house where Charles Dickens lived still stands, at 48 Doughty Street, which is now a museum. He lived there between 1837 and 1839, and it’s where he wrote Oliver Twist and The Pickwick Papers.

– The reading room at the British Museum is where Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital. He drafted The Communist Manifesto in a room above the Red Lion pub on Great Windmill Street.

– Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky met at the now-demolished Brotherhood Church on Southgate Road in Hackney for a meeting of the banned Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1907.

– There are more than a dozen rivers flowing beneath London, including the Effra that runs under the Oval cricket ground.