Cricket World Cup History

The first cricket world cup was take place during 1975 in England. The first three matches were also known as Prudential Cup with the sponsorship of prudential plc, it is a financial services company. The cricket matches consisted of 60 over per players and it was played with traditional white uniform and with red balls.
There were matches take place only during day and the event is take place every four years. Till the 1992 Cricket World Cup, only 8 teams contributed in the Cricket tournament. After that the total numbers of teams were certainly increased and in Cricket World Cup 2007, 16 teams would participate. In 1975, India, New Zealand, England, East Africa, West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka took participation and during 1979 Canada were replaced by East Africa.

In 1983, Zimbabwe made an entry ground and Canada was out of the tournament. The similar teams took part in the 1987 Cricket World Cup. In 1992, South Africa took an entry in the group and pertaining year 9 teams took part in the Cricket tournament. By the year 1996, the total number of teams even increased more up to 12 with the participation of three new groups Netherlands, UAE and Kenya. Scotland and Bangladesh were replaced by UAE and Netherlands during 1999 Cricket World Cup.

England consecutively hosted the first three matches and during 1987 match became the first World Cup which was hosted outside England. In the World Cup 1987 first time introduced unbiased umpires. The first time third umpire started in 1996 Cricket World Cup in front of the TV monitor. All the 9 cricket world cup matches played have also contributed plenty of records in the Cricket World Cup History. The records are on most outstanding batting strike rate, highest individual scores, and top run-scorers, top bowling analysis, finest bowling financial system rate, best bowling strike rate, leader wicket-takers, premier team totals, minimum team totals, all big cricket catches and actually the most dismissals. Though firstly the cricket world cup captured the attention of hundreds of spectators, it has now attracted millions who are keenly waiting to watch this year's tournament.
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