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Held every four years, the Cricket World Cup is the premier contest in the sport of cricket, a bat-and-ball sport that originated in England. A series of qualification tournaments are played before the World Cup finals, during which teams from 16 nations square off to determine the world champion. The host country or region for each finals tournament is determined by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Although the sport is centuries old, the tournament itself has only existed since 1975. Around the time of the World Cup's inception, the cricket community was facing pressure to expand its membership, which had previously consisted of a handful of present and former countries of the British Commonwealth. The ICC responded by creating a different kind of membership status for new competitors. By 2007, the ICC had designated six slots in the World Cup Finals for these new teams—the other 10 were reserved for the teams of the old guard, known to cricket fans as Test-playing countries.
Over the course of the first nine tournaments, played between 1975 and 2007, Australia dominated the competition, garnering a World Cup trophy in 1987 and later three straight consecutive titles between 1999 and 2007.
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Speaking on the broadcast reach and coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifer, Aarti Dabas, Head of Media Rights, Broadcast and Digital, said: "For the first time ever we are broadcasting 10 matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, this a huge step forward in our ambition to getting cricket to more fans across the world.
03 (ANI): The Windies coach Stuart Law has said his side will have to be smarter in approach in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, which will produce two sides that will complete the 10-team line-up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott's best moment was probably guiding his team to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 with a fine knock against South Africa but that came a good 17 years after he had figured for Zimbabwe in the 1998 U19 CWC.
The ODI league will be a direct qualification pathway towards the ICC Cricket World Cup and will be contested by the 12 Full Members plus the winners of the current ICC World Cricket League Championship.
The PCB accepted most of those recommendations and it resulted in the side remaining competitive at the top level, evident from the fact that it reached the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, qualified for the final of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2014, attained number-one Test ranking in September 2016, before winning the ICC Champions Trophy this year.
If ninth placed Pakistan fails to squeeze into 'Top Eight' by the cut-off date then it will have to join the top sides from the ICC World Cricket League along with three other bottom ranked sides in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 to fight for the two remaining positions.
This short and sharp event featuring cricket's elite is now firmly back on the international cricket calendar and carries even greater significance given the qualification for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for which we will also play a host role.
at the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Robb said Australia and New Zealand have a long history of cooperation and our joint hosting of the ICC Cricket World Cup is just the latest example.
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As the official worldwide partner of the ICC, Emirates is a sponsor of both the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and the event's match officials selected from the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, the Emirates International Panel of Umpires, and the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
An ICC statement read: "The ICC has con-firmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Dushmantha Chameera as a replacement player for Dhammika Prasad in Sri Lanka's squad.