The Cricket World Cup is a One Day International cricket competition. Organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Cricket World Cup is held every four years following preliminary qualification rounds.
The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand between February 14th and March 28th, 2015.
The last Cricket World Cup was co-hosted by India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2011. India is currently the defending champions.
The Cricket World Cup is the world’s third most viewed sporting event, behind only the Soccer World Cup and the Olympics. The ICC considers it the the main international cricket event.
The first Cricket World Cup was hosted in England in 1973, only a few years after the first one day international match. However, that World Cup was open only to women. The first Cricket World Cup for men’s teams was hosted two years later in 1975. The first three Cricket World Cups were held in England, but are now rotated among ICC members.
The first international cricket tournament was in 1912, between Australia, England and South Africa.
Out of twenty nations to have competed in the Cricket World Cup since its inception, only six nations have ever been winner or runner-up, and out of those, only England has never won (runners-up in 1979, 1987, 1992).
Teams and Tournament Wins
|Australia||1987, 1999, 2003, 2007|
|West Indies||1975, 1979|