Cricket — A word heard rapidly from a new born child to 60 years old man in every country.
ICC Cricket World Cup — It only means Excitement…Excitement…Excitement…among all the nations…
Even though there are many types of world cup sports events, ICC World cup has grabbed the special attention from all the fans of cricket. The only platform for all the countries to prove on their talent grounds.
ICC conducts preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years.
The tournament is the world’s fourth-largest and fourth-most-viewed sporting event.
If we go back 36 years and have a review on the World cup winners…
The first title was won by
1975 — West Indies
1979 — West Indies
1983 — India
1987 — Australia
1992 — Pakistan
1996 — Sri Lanka
From 1999 Australia
1999 — Australia
2003 — Australia
2007 — Australia
Thus, Australia got 4 titles in World cup and West Indies, twice and Srilanka, Pakisthan, and India are singular title winner countries…
And now the most exciting event is going on ICC Cricket World cup 2011…
The winner of the world cup 2011 is yet to be determined… The most awaited finals will be on April 2, 2011 at Mumbai, India.
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is the tenth Cricket World Cup.
The Opening Ceremony was held in Bangladesh. The venue for the opening ceremony was Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event took place on February 17, 2011, 2 days prior to the first match of the World Cup.
The 2011 Cricket World Cup winning team would be taking home a prize money of US$ 3 million and US$ 1.5 million for runner-up, with the International Cricket Council deciding to double the total allocation for the coveted tournament to US$ 10 million.
The winning team will also take home a replica of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy, that has been awarded since 1999.
The remaining two semi-finalists will receive 0.75 million US$ each
The last four quarter-finalists will each receive 0.37 million US$.
The match reached semi finals now…
The present leading run scorers are…
422 Jonathan Trott England
394 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka
379 Sachin Tendulkar India
363 Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka
363 Upul Tharanga Sri Lanka
The present Leading wicket takers are
21 Shahid Afridi Pakistan
17 Zaheer Khan India
15 Robin Peterson South Africa
15 Tim Southee New Zealand
14 Imran Tahir South Africa
Semi Final -1 is held between the countries Srilanka and Newzealand.
Semi Final -2 is held between the countries Pakistan and India .
And the winners of semi finals will proceed to the finals.
I wish good luck to the participants. I hope these countries in the present world cup will surely provide a treat for all the cricket lovers.
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