Cricket World Cup

(redirected from ICC Cricket World Cup)

Cricket World Cup

Varies
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.
CONTACTS:
International Cricket Council
P.O. Box 500070
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
icc-cricket.yahoo.net
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
June-July 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, England
Prime Minister Imran Khan during his "Jalsa" in Washington on Sunday promised to fix Pakistan cricket after the team's performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Summary: London [UK], July 17 (ANI): Royal Mail is set to unveil special stamps and white and gold postboxes to celebrate England cricket teams' -- men and women -- both holding the ICC Cricket World Cup winners' titles simultaneously.
The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup began from May 30 in England and Wales with the final to be held on July 14.
The post boxes will be complemented by a gold plaque, with an inscription celebrating England's historic position as joint holder of both the men's and women's ICC Cricket World Cup titles.
Live ICC Cricket World Cup Sky Sports Main Event, 9.30am India captain Virat Kohli (left) and his colleagues are bidding for a place in Sunday's final, but must overcome New Zealand at Old Trafford first.
The decision stops Alam from further participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as he will be under investigation by ACB for the alleged misconduct off the field.
tribune news network doha Ooredoo announced the winner of the recent ICC Cricket World Cup competition at a special prize-giving ceremony.
Pakistan-born Tahir will be a key player whenSouth Africaface New Zealand this morning as part of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
The screenings will surely double the thrill of watching the ICC Cricket World Cup, they said.
Starting from 30 th May 2019, eLife will be offering two additional channels from OSN, dedicated to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Ooredoo has announced it will be offering a special ICC Cricket World Cup season pass that will show all matches on Ooredoo tv.