The International Cricket Council (ICC) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have signed an agreement for England and Wales to host the 2019 World Cup.
The tournament will be held in June 2019 at 10 venues with 10 teams competing after the agreement was signed during meetings in Dubai.
The Netherlands have named a 14-man squad for their One-Day International against South Africa on 31st May in Amsterdam.
South Africa take on the European side as part of their preparations for the Champions Trophy while Netherlands will be match-ready after two Yorkshire Bank 40 encounters in the days running up to the game.
A host of cricketing events and activities will be taking place across the continent to mark the inaugural European Cricket Day on Sunday 19th May.
Cricket enthusiasts from 31 European countries will take part in the celebratory day, which has been organised by ICC Europe, one of the International Cricket Council’s five regional offices which together aim to raise awareness, improve playing standards and increase participation in the sport around the world.
Kenya all but qualified for the final of the Twenty20 Quadrangular tournament in Namibia by beating a strong South Africa Emerging Players side, while the hosts kept their final hopes alive and bounced back from yesterday's defeat to beat the Netherlands and knock them out of contention.
There were wins for Kenya and a South Africa Emerging Players side on day one of the Twenty20 quadrangular tournament in Namibia.
Kenya thrashed the Netherlands by seven wickets in the first game, with Shem Ngoche leading the rout of the Dutch batsmen by taking four for 34 with his left-arm spin. Rakep Patel then overcame a ponderous start to the Kenyan run chase and hit five sixes during an unbeaten 46 that took them home in the 13th over.
The European Coach Awards 2013 winners have been announced with the Outstanding Contribution Award going to Roland Lefebvre of Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB), as ICC Europe's commitment to coach development continues.
Israel Cricket Association's (ICA) Herschel Gutman was awarded Coach of the Year for leading the coach development programme in Israel and Guernsey Cricket Board's (GCB) David Hooper won Young Coach of the Year for his contribution to youth cricket.
Contrasting fifties from Wesley Barresi and Daan van Bunge helped the Netherlands win the second World Cricket League Championship fixture by just one wicket against Namibia. The two points from the win puts the visitors three points clear in the automatic qualification places for the 2015 World Cup, while Namibia can no longer make the top two.
The Netherlands avenged their ICC Intercontinental Cup defeat to Namibia at the weekend by beating them in the first of two World Cricket League Championship matches in Windhoek.
A century from Namibia's Craig Williams wasn't enough to help them recover from a poor start to their run chase as they were finally bowled out for 237 in pursuit of the visitors' 268 for nine. Timm van der Gugten transferred his form from the first-class fixture into limited-overs cricket and ended with three for 37.
Worcestershire batsman Alexei Kervezee has announced his retirement from playing international cricket for the Netherlands in order to pursue his ambition of playing for England.
He has played 39 One-Day Internationals and 10 Twenty20 Internationals for the Netherlands, including appearances at both the 2007 and 2011 World Cup.
An evenly contested ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture between Namibia and the Netherlands was won by the former on the final day in Windhoek. The 14 points from the victory move the home side up to third in the table, behind Ireland and Afghanistan, while the Netherlands' six points for first innings lead takes them up to sixth in the eight-team event.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a new playing condition for international cricket whereby a no ball will be called if a bowler breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end during the act of delivering the ball.
The playing condition has been implemented after the MCC decided to introduce a new law to the same effect from 1st October, advising the ICC to introduce the playing condition.
Cricket's ability to break down barriers and promote social integration was highlighted by ICC Europe at a major European sports conference held in Dublin, Ireland.
Nick Pink, Regional Development Manager for ICC Europe, told delegates at the EU Sports Conference of the game’s unifying qualities, before calling for a greater partnership between commercial bodies and governments to develop the sport at grassroots level across Europe.
The MCC World Cricket Committee has concluded its two-day meeting in Auckland - its first in New Zealand - at which a number of topical issues were discussed.
Following the meeting, the committee issued statements on the subjects that were raised, chief among them was corruption in cricket.
Cricket is set to play a major part in giving disadvantaged young people across mainland Europe the chance to better their lives and increase participation, thanks to a new initiative between ICC Europe and Cricket for Change.
'Street 20 Europe' - being launched in London this week - is based on the popular Twenty20 format of the game and will help to increase cricket participation to non-traditional groups in countries where the game is still developing.
South Africa will tour the Netherlands and play a One-Day International as part of their preparations for the 2013 Champions Trophy in England and Wales.
The squad will be in the Netherlands from 26th May to 1st June and the ODI will be played on 31st May in Amstelveen - the first time Netherlands have hosted South Africa.
The Pepsi ICC Development Awards European winners have been announced by ICC Europe for 2012 with winners coming from six different European nations.
Cricket Scotland took the award for 'Best Overall Development' after having an extremely strong year and incorporating a number of different activities.
ICC Europe has announced the tournament schedule for 2013 with four exciting events this summer bringing competing nations together from across Europe.
The ICC European Division 1 Championship (T20) will be the flagship event this summer taking place in Sussex, England between 8th and 14th July.
Ireland has been chosen to host the 2013 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier, where eight teams will compete for the one remaining spot at the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh.
Reigning champions Australia, hosts Bangladesh, former champions England as well as India, New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies have already qualified.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the dates for the latest round of World Cricket League (WCL) one-day and ICC Intercontinental Cup four-day matches.
The top eight Associate and Affiliate members are battling it out in both competitions, with the top two sides in the WCL gaining automatic entry to the 2015 World Cup.
ICC Europe and Cricket Factory have announced an official partnership as part of an overall commitment to help grow the great game across Europe.
Cricket Factory is an innovative range of equipment which facilitates the development of all the core skills of the sport. The inclusive and accessible nature of its design allows for a wide range of abilities to participate in Cricket Factory related activities.