Here is a brief history of Cricket World Cup.
Cricket World Cup 2007
ICC Cricket World Cup, popularly known Cricket as World Cup is a
quadrennial event that is held once in every four years. World Cup
Cricket is the premiere championship of One-day International Cricket
(ODI) and the event is organized by International Cricket Council (ICC).
ICC World Cup Cricket 2007 is being held in West Indies.
The first Cricket World Cup was organized in 1975 in England. Since
then seven World Cup Championships have been held in 1979, 1983, 1987,
1991, 1996, 1999 and 2003, respectively. The present World Cup is the
ninth edition of the championship.
Brief Summary of Cricket World Cup
||India & Pakistan
||Australia & New Zealand
||India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
The 2007 Cricket World Cup is the grandest of all the
World Cups held so far. It will feature 16 teams, i.e. Australia, South
Africa, Scotland, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Bermuda,
New Zealand, England, Kenya, Canada, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe,
Ireland. The teams are divided into four groups. Within each group, the
teams will play each other in a round-robin format. Teams will earn
points for wins and half-points for ties. The top two teams from each
group, a total of eight, will move forward to the "Super 8"
round. The top two teams from each group will play the other six teams
that progressed from different groups. Teams will earn points in the
same way as the group stage, but will also bring points scored against
the other team who qualified from the same group to the "Super 8"
stage. The top four teams from the "Super 8" round will
advance to the semi-finals, and the winners of the semi-finals will
compete in the final.
The tournament will start on March 13, 2007 and the final will be held
on April 28, 2007 at Kingston Oval in Barbados
This site was last updated on 15/02/2007.