Cricket World Cup

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The Cricket World Cup is a tournament played by the cricketing nations of the world. It's a One-Day International tournament which is held every four years. The first was staged in England in 1975, and the most recent one was in 2007. The Cricket World Cup is organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which regulates all international matches.

Nine World Cups have been staged with five countries different countries as winners, Australia are the most successful having won four World Cups including the last three - in 1999, 2003 and 2007.

Structure

In 2007 sixteen teams participated, they were split into four groups of four. After a round-robin stage, the top two in each group qualified for a "Super 8" stage. The "Super 8" stage was also a round-robin format with the top four qualifying for the Semi-Finals.

History

Year Hosts Winners Player of Tournament
1975 England West Indies -
1979 England West Indies -
1983 England India -
1987 India/Pakistan Australia -
1992 Australia/New Zealand Pakistan Martin Crowe
1996 India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya
1999 England Australia Lance Klusener
2003 South Africa Australia Sachin Tendulkar
2007 West Indies Australia Glenn McGrath