ICC Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup is the international competition for One Day International (ODI) cricket organised by the governing body of world cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC). First held in 1975, there have been 12 editions of the Cricket World Cup won by six different teams. Australia are the most successful nations with five titles (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015), followed by India (1983 and 2011) and West Indies (1975 and 1979) with England (2019), Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) on one win apiece.

When is the Cricket World Cup?

The Cricket World Cup takes place every 4 years. The 13th edition was due to take place from the 9th February to 26th March 2023 but was moved to later in the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will now be held across October/November 2023 with the Final on the 26th November 2023.

Where is the Cricket World Cup?

The tournament is hosted by a different nation, with the host nation selected through a bidding process. Previous hosts of the Cricket World Cup are:

2019 – England & Wales
2015 – Australia & New Zealand
2011 – India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh
2007 – West Indies
2003 – South Africa (with matches played in Zimbabwe & Kenya)
1999 – England (with matches played in Ireland, the Netherlands and Scotland)
1996 – Pakistan, India & Sri Lanka
1992 – Australia & New Zealand
1987 – India & Pakistan
1983 – England & Wales
1979 – England
1975 – England

The 2023 Cricket World Cup is set to be held in India, with this being the first time the cricket loving nation has solely hosted the competition (1987 – India and Pakistan, 1996 – India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka, 2011 – India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh).

The venues of the 2023 Cricket World Cup have yet to be confirmed. Once they are confirmed, venue information will be available here.

The hosts of the 2027 and 2031 editions were announced in November 2021:

October/November 2027 – South Africa, Zimbabwe & Namibia

October/November 2031 – India & Bangladesh

Who is competing in the Cricket World Cup?

There are 10 teams that compete in the Cricket World Cup. For the 2023 Cricket World Cup, India have already qualified automatically as hosts. A further 7 teams were determined by the 2020-22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League (Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, Pakistan and New Zealand), with the remaining 2 teams coming from the 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier due to take place in June 2023.

What is the format of the Cricket World Cup?

The 10 teams play in a single group, with each team playing each other once. The top four teams then proceed to the Semi-Finals, from which the remaining 2 teams contest the Final.

Travel to the 2023 Cricket World Cup

There are major airports across India in New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram. Between them, they serve the majority of the world’s destinations.

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Hotels for the 2023 Cricket World Cup

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How do I get tickets to the Cricket World Cup?

Ticket information for the 2023 Cricket World Cup has yet to be released. Once released the information will be available on the official website (below).

Further Information

Cricket World Cup Official Website

Previous Tournaments

2019England & WalesEnglandWon on the boundary count back rule
(after Super Over)
New Zealand
2015Australia &
New Zealand
AustraliaWon by 7 wicketsNew Zealand
2011India, Sri Lanka &
IndiaWon by 6 wicketsSri Lanka
2007West IndiesAustraliaWon by 53 runsSri Lanka
2003South AfricaAustraliaWon by 125 runsIndia
1999England & WalesAustraliaWon by 8 wicketsPakistan
1996Pakistan, India &
Sri Lanka
Sri LankaWon by 7 wicketsAustralia
1992Australia &
New Zealand
PakistanWon by 22 runsEngland
1987India & PakistanAustraliaWon by 7 runsEngland
1983EnglandIndiaWon by 43 runsWest Indies
1979EnglandWest IndiesWon by 92 runsEngland
1975EnglandWest IndiesWon by 17 runsAustralia

Last Updated on December 31, 2022 by Sports Tourist

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