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.
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.
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.
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.
2023 ICC World Cup
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the men’s Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India from 9 February to 26 March 2023. This will be the first time the competition is held completely in India (Three previous editions were partially hosted there)
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