Know your 2019 World Cup venue: Trent Bridge

Built in the 1930s, the stadium, which can hold 15,350 spectators, is the world’s second oldest cricket ground after Lord’s.

Trent Bridge staged its first Test match against arch-rival Australia in 1899.   -  N. Sridharan

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 Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham will host the following matches: (All times in IST)

May 31 (Friday): West Indies vs Pakistan - Nottingham - 3 p.m.

June 6 (Thursday): Australia vs West Indies - Nottingham - 3 p.m.

June 13 (Thursday): India vs New Zealand - Nottingham - 3 p.m.

June 20 (Thursday): Australia vs Bangladesh - Nottingham - 3 p.m.

 

 

Trent Bridge

Trent Bridge staged its first Test match against arch-rival Australia in 1899. Built in the 1930as, the stadium, which can hold 15,350 spectators, is the world’s second oldest cricket ground after Lord’s. The country’s largest pavilion was erected in 1886, but floodlights were installed only in 2008. And as is the case with most cricket grounds in England, Trent Bridge too was home to a football club – Notts County Football Club until 1910.

Trivia From Nottingham

– Nottingham once had the world’s smallest cinema. The Screen Room, which opened in 2002 and closed in 2011, seat just 21 guests.

– It is associated with Robin Hood, the heroic outlaw of English folklore. The Major Oak, popularly believed to be the hideout of him and his merry men in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest, is the biggest oak tree in Britain.

– The video tape recorder and the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner are some famous inventions that came out of Nottingham.