Know your 2019 World Cup venue: The Riverside

The Riverside Ground, established in 1995, earned Test status in 2003, making it the first new five-day venue in England since 1992.

The 17,000-capacity stadium, with temporary seating, last hosted an ODI in July 2018, when England beat Australia by six wickets.   -  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 (host), 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 Riverside Cricket Ground in Durham will host the following matches: (All times in IST)

June 28 (Friday): Sri Lanka vs South Africa - Durham - 3 p.m.

July 1 (Monday): Sri Lanka vs West Indies - Durham - 3 p.m.

July 3 (Wednesday): England vs New Zealand - Durham - 3 p.m.

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

The Riverside Ground, established in 1995, earned Test status in 2003, making it the first new five-day venue in England since 1992. The ground even hosted two ODIs during the 1999 World Cup.

The 17,000-capacity stadium, with temporary seating, last hosted an ODI in July 2018, when England beat Australia by six wickets.

Trivia From Durham

Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean was born and brought up in Durham.   -  REUTERS

 

– The name Durham comes from the Celtic ‘dun’, meaning a hill fort, and the Old Norse ‘holme’, which translates to an island.

– Rowan Atkinson aka Mr Bean was born and brought up in Durham.

– Former UK prime minister Tony Blair grew up in Durham. In fact, both he and Atkinson attended the same school — the Chorister School.

– The first Durham Miners’ Gala held in 1871 stands as the largest socialist trade union event in the world.

– The city is famous for its mustard. The English-style mustard that is famous today was first made in Durham by a woman named Mrs Clements.