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Cricket World Cup History and Winners

Every sport has a world cup but some are bigger events than others and the Cricket World cup is one of the biggest. Held every four years, it’s a premier contest in one-day cricket and one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

History of the Cricket World Cup

The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC) The first ever World Cup was help back in June 1975 in England and the competition remained in London England until 1987. From the 1987 tournament which was help in India, hosting has been shared between countries under an unofficial rotation system, with fourteen ICC members having hosted at least one match in the tournament.

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Qualification

The Cricket World Cup is open to all members of the International Cricket Council, but the highest-ranking teams receive automatic qualification for the tournament. The remaining teams are determined via the World Cricket League and the ICC World Cup Qualifier.

A total of twenty teams have competed in the eleven editions of the tournament, with fourteen teams competing in 2015; the most recent 2019 tournament only had ten teams.

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Winners

Australia has won the tournament five times, and won the treble in 1999, 2003 and 2007. India and West Indies twice each, and Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England once each. England’s only win was at the recent 2019 tournament where they beat New Zealand, the match was tied but England won on boundary count.

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List of Winners

1975 was hosted in England. West Indies (291-8 beat Australia by 17 runs.

1979 was hosted in England. West Indies (286-9) beat England by 92 runs

1983 was hosted in England. India (183) beat West Indies by 43 runs

1987 was hosted in India. Australia (253-5 beat England by 7 runs

1992 was hosted in Australia. Pakistan (249-6) beat England by 22 runs

1996 was hosted in Pakistan. (245-3) beat Australia by 7 wickets

1999 was hosted in England. Australia (133-2) beat Pakistan by 8 wickets

2003 was hosted in South Africa. Australia (359-) beat India by 125 runs

2007 was hosted in West Indies. Australia (281-4) beat Sri Lanka by 53 runs

2011 was hosted in Bangladesh (277-4) beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets

2015 was hosted in Australia & New Zealand. Australia (186-3) beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

2019 was hosted in England. England beat New Zealand, the match was tied but England won on boundary count.

The Future

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