Cricket World Cup is organised By ICC (International Cricket Council) after every 4 years of One-Day International (ODI) matches. It is world’s most viewed sporting events. Much waited Tournament for Every Cricket Lover.
The inaugural Cricket World Cup was hosted in 1975 by England. It was known as The Prudential World Cup, after its sponser Prudential. The matches consisted of 60 six-ball overs per team. All players wearing cricket whites and using red cricket balls.
Eight teams participated in the first tournament:-
- New Zealand
- West Indies
- Sri Lanka
West Indies emerges as Winner of First World Cup Tounament, who defeated Australia by 17 runs in the final at Lord’s.
1979 Worlds Cup
West Indies again emerges as winner of second consecutive Cricket World Cup tournament. West Indies defeated the hosts England by 92 runs in the final.
1983 World Cup
Again hosted by England for a successive third time.
Fielding Circle (30 yards )was Introduced for first in Cricket.
India Shocked Every Cricket Pundits in 83 and Emerges as Winner of This World Cup. India defeated Most favorable and Strongest team of that Time, West Indies by 43 Runs in Final.
1987 World Cup
First Time Tournament Hosted Outside England. Hosts were two Nations :- India and Pakistan.
Fist time Overs were reduced to 50 Overs.
India was Favorite Team of this Tournament, But Australia Win this World Cup by deating England in Final by 7 Runs.
1992 World Cup
hosted By Australia and New Zealand.
First Time Coloured Shirts, White ball ,Day/Night matches were introduced.
South Africa participated for first Time.
And Again Another Asian Team shocked Everyone and Emerges as Winner. It was Pakistan led by Imran Khan defeat England in Final by 22 runs.
1996 World Cup
Held in Indian Subcontinental for Second Time.
Sri Lanka win their first World Cup Tounament by defeating Australia in Final.
1999 World Cup
Hosted By England. 12 Team fought for This Championship.
Australia Win 1999 World Cup by defeating Pakistan in Final. in semifinal people witness a tied match between SA and Australia in Group stage and in Semi Final.
2003 World Cup
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya hosted 2003 World Cup. 14 Teams contend for this Championship. Kenya, an associate team reached Semi Final.
Australia Defeated India in Final and Emerges as Champions.
2007 World Cup
West indies hosted this Tournament. Total no. of teams reached to 16 from 14 previous cup. Pakistan humiliating loss to Ireland in Group Stage and They were out from Tournament. Pakistan Coach Bob Woolmer found dead next morning due to Heart Failure.
Again Australia Emerges as Winner defeated Sri Lanka in Final.
2011 World Cup
Asian Giants India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh together hosted 2011 world Cup.
India Won their second World cup by defeating Sri Lanka in Final by 6 Wicket. India also become the first country to win the final on home soil.
2015 World Cup
Australia and New Zealand jointly hosted.
Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at Melbourne to lift the World Cup for the fifth time.
2019 World Cup
England and Wales will host 10 country on their Soil for ICC Cricket World Cup Championship. Zimbabwe will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1983.
Group Collisions will start from 30 May 2019.
The group stage format is a round-robin, where all ten teams play each other once. similar format was previously used in the 1992 Cricket World Cup.
The Final will be played on 14 July 2019 at Lords “Mecca of Cricket”.