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.
A round-up of the weekend's action including Stuart Broad's inspirational spell at Lord's to hand England a 170-run victory over New Zealand, Aaron Finch and Luke Wright in the runs for Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad beating Kolkata Knight Riders to reach the IPL play-offs and a washout in Edinburgh.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq led by example, scoring an unbeaten 83 to set up a 96-run win for his side over Scotland in the first One-Day International in Edinburgh.
Misbah comfortably top scored in Pakistan's 231 for seven before Junaid Khan and Saeed Ajmal took three wickets apiece to bowl Scotland out for 135.
Scotland have named a strong squad for their two-match series of One-Day Internationals against Pakistan on 17th and 19th May in Edinburgh.
New captain Kyle Coetzer will lead the side for the first time and there are as many as eight cricketers in the squad with county contracts.
Kyle Coetzer has been appointed as the new Scotland captain, succeeding Gordon Drummond, who stood down earlier this month.
He will lead the side for the first time this Friday (17th May) when Scotland play Pakistan in the first of two One-Day Internationals.
Gordon Drumond has stepped down as Scotland captain following a successful spell following his appointment in 2010 to succeed Gavin Hamilton.
He has led the side during a period of rebuilding, winning nine out of 16 One-Day Internationals including the landmark victory over Bangladesh in 2012 - their first ever ODI win over a Full Member.
Former Essex and Kent cricketer Mike Denness, who played for Scotland and captained England, has passed away aged 72 after a long battle with cancer.
Denness, a right-hand batsman, made his England debut in 1969, going on to play 28 matches, 19 of them as captain. He played the majority of his career for Kent before moving to Essex in 1977, retiring in 1980.
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 Scotland has launched a new Pro Series competition for 2013 to replace the existing Cricket Scotland Regional Series structure.
The two new teams will play each other in series of three-day, one-day and Twenty20 matches and will feature the best Scottish cricketers, including all 14 contracted Scotland players.
Afghanistan produced a thoroughly ruthless bowling display to hand Scotland an innings-and-five-run defeat inside three days of their ICC Intercontinental Cup clash in Abu Dhabi.
Scotland were bowled out on the opening day for 125 and after Afghanistan hit 275 in reply to establish a healthy lead, they wrapped up the match when Scotland were dismissed for 145 in their second innings.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finalised Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP) agreements with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC).
The TAPP progamme has been designed to develop more competitive teams at the highest level of international cricket.
Afghanistan made it four wins in a row over Scotland with a five-wicket victory in the second of two One-Day Internationals in Sharjah.
The win puts them level on points with leaders United Arab Emirates and Ireland in the ICC World Cricket League Championship, from which the top two teams qualify for the 2015 World Cup.
Afghanistan batsman Nawroz Mangal stroked an unbeaten 112 to guide his side to a seven-wicket victory over Scotland in the first of two One-Day Internationals in Sharjah.
He shared an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 144 with Samiullah Shenwari (55 not out) to help his side overhaul Scotland's 199 for eight in 33.5 overs.
Afghanistan followed up their 27-run victory in the first match with an even more comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Scotland in the second Twenty20 International in Sharjah.
Mohammad Shahzad played a starring role once again, blasting 46 in 25 balls as Afghanistan needed 17.3 overs to reach 140 for three in reply to Scotland's 139 for seven.
Afghanistan beat Scotland by 27 runs in the first of two Twenty20 Internationals in Sharjah after Mohammad Shahzad hit 55 in 46 balls.
He easily top scored as Afghanistan posted 132 for seven and despite Scotland using the opportunity to try a clutch of newly-qualified players, they could only manage 105 for six in reply.
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 Scotland has announced that The Parkmead Group plc, one of Scotland’s fastest growing energy companies, will be the main shirt sponsor of the Scotland national cricket teams for a three year period.
Parkmead, who were also the primary shirt sponsors of the Scotland Under 19 cricket team during the 2012 world cup, will have their branding visible for the first time when the national squad leaves for the UAE next week, ahead of its important fixtures against Afghanistan.
A Scotland Women’s Development squad will leave for the United Arab Emirates where they will take part in the ARCH Trophy later this month.
The squad will be based in Abu Dhabi with games at venues in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
2013 is an important year for Scottish cricket. Lying second in the ICC Intercontinental Cup behind Ireland, they continue their bid to qualify for the 2015 World Cup and play further One-Day Internationals against Austalia and Pakistan.
All-rounder Majid Haq is looking forward to what he calls a 'huge year', in which he aims to add to his tally of 29 One-Day Internationals and 13 Twenty20 Internationals for the Saltires.
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.