Lord’s to play host to two World Cup finals

Lord’s will be the venue for the final of both the 2019 Cricket World Cup and the 2017 Women’s World Cup, the ECB has announced.

It will be the fifth time that the men’s showpiece has been played at the Home of Cricket, but the first this century, following the finals of 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999.

The Women’s World Cup final was previously staged at Lord’s in 1993, when England beat New Zealand.

It has also been confirmed that Lord’s will continue to host two Test matches each year, against West Indies and South Africa in 2017, Pakistan and India in 2018 and against Australia in 2019, with England also playing the winner of the ICC Challenge later that year.

MCC chief executive Derek Brewer said: “This was a bid for London, for the future of Lord’s and for our local community.

“It is exciting that we can now look forward to an extended period of major matches at the Home of Cricket, the highlights of course being the men’s and women’s ICC World Cup Finals and an England-Australia Test match.

“It is crucial in helping us deliver on the club’s masterplan to redevelop the ground, which will begin next September with the rebuilding of the Warner Stand.

“MCC is also developing excellent links within our local community and I’m delighted that those living around Lord’s will have the opportunity to enjoy and take part in these significant occasions in the cricket calendar.”

The Royal London One-Day Cup final will continue to be held at Lord’s between 2017 and 2019, while the ground is also to stage one-day internationals against South Africa in 2017 and India in 2018.

Follow West London Sport on Twitter
Find us on Facebook