Know your 2019 World Cup venue: Sophia Gardens

Host to many ODIs, the venue is well remembered for Bangladesh’s shock five-wicket win over Australia in 2005.

Sophia Gardens has been Glamorgan County’s home since 1967.   -  reuters

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 Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff will host the following matches: (All times in IST)

June 1 (Saturday): New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - Cardiff Wales Stadium - 3 p.m.

June 4 (Tuesday): Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka - Cardiff - 3 p.m.

June 8 (Saturday): England vs Bangladesh - Cardiff - 3 p.m.

June 15 (Saturday): South Africa vs Afghanistan - Cardiff - 6 p.m.

 

Sophia Gardens

Host to many ODIs, the venue is well remembered for Bangladesh’s shock five-wicket win over Australia in 2005. It also witnessed the first ODI between England and Wales in 2002 that the latter won by eight wickets.

Sophia Gardens has been Glamorgan County’s home since 1967, and the first ODI it hosted culminated in New Zealand’s victory against Australia in the 1999 World Cup.

Sophia Gardens played host to its first-ever Test match when Australia visited England for the Ashes 2009.

Trivia from Cardiff

Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted the world’s first radio signals across water between Flat Holm and Lavernock near Cardiff in 1897.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

– The author Roald Dahl hails from Llandaff in Cardiff.

– Cardiff, one of the flattest cities in Great Britain, is a city of parks. It has more green space per person than any other core UK city.

– Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted the world’s first radio signals across water between Flat Holm and Lavernock near Cardiff in 1897.