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The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the 11th ICC Cricket World Cup,[2] and will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand and is scheduled to take place from 14 February to 29 March 2015. 49 matches will be played in 14 venues with Australia staging 26 games at grounds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney while New Zealand hosting 23 games in seven cities, including Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington.[3] The final of the tournament will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The hosting rights were awarded at the same time as those of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, which Australia and New Zealand had originally bid to host, and the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, which was awarded to England.[4] The 2011 tournament was awarded to the four Asian Test cricket playing countries, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, in a 10 to 3 vote (Pakistan later lost the co-hosting rights due to a terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team). The International Cricket Council were sufficiently impressed with the trans-Tasman bid that it was decided to award the next World Cup to Australia and New Zealand.[5][6]

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Official logo of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Dates 14 February – 29 March

Administrator(s) International Cricket Council Cricket format One Day International Round-robin and Knockout Australia New Zealand 14[1]

1 Host selection 1.1 Bids 2 Format 3 Qualification 4 Preparations 4.1 Local organising committee 4.2 Media and promotion 4.2.1 Television 4.3 Allocation of matches 4.4 Corruption issues 5 Venues 6 Group stage 6.1 Pool A 6.2 Pool B 7 Knockout stage 7.1 Quarter-finals 7.2 Semi-finals 7.3 Final 8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Tournament format(s) Host(s) Participants

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Host selection
The ICC originally announced the previous edition, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup hosts on 30 April 2006. Australian and New Zealand and also bid for the tournament and a successful Australasian bid for the 2011 World Cup would have seen a 50–50 split in games, with the final still up for negotiation. The Trans-Tasman bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only bid for 2011 delivered to the ICC headquarters at Dubai before 1 March deadline. Considerable merits of the bid included the superior venues and infrastructure, 1/13

when it came to the voting. to be held in 2015.[10][11] The format is the same as the 2011 edition: 14 teams will take part in the initial stages. the free encyclopedia and the total support of the Australian and New Zealand governments on tax and custom issues during the tournament. Immediately after the 2011 World Cup.[9] Format The tournament will feature 14 teams. as a result of a tied match against Netherlands. the Asians won by seven votes to four. including four associate or affiliate member nations. The format ensures that each team gets to play a minimum of six matches even if they exit in the group stage. divided into two groups of seven. Bindra.[citation needed ] ICC President Ehsan Mani said that the extra time required by the Asian block to hand over its bid had harmed the four-nation bid.Wikipedia. The top two teams of the 2011–13 ICC World Cricket League Championship qualify directly.1/12/14 2015 Cricket World Cup .[15][16] On 9 July 2013. to them. was the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) hat turned the matter. giving associate and affiliate member nations a chance to participate. Australia and New Zealand last jointly hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1992. who had performed well in 2007 and 2011. It was reported in Pakistani newspaper Dawn that the Asian countries promised to hold fund-raising events for West Indian cricket during the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. the same number as the 2011 World Cup.[citation needed ] The ICC was so impressed by the efficiency of the Trans-Tasman bid. The 2015 World Cup is expected to be the largest international sporting event for both countries in 2015. The remaining six teams join the third and fourthplaced teams of 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Two and the top two teams of 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three in a 10-team World Cup Qualifier to decide the remaining two places.[18] en. I. that they decided to award the very next World Cup. the ICC decided on a new qualifying format.[7] The New Zealand government had also assured that the Zimbabwean team will be allowed to take part in the tournament after political discussions about whether their team would be allowed to tour Zimbabwe in 2005.[17] On 4 October 2013. saying that it was their promise of extra profits of US$400 2/13 . which may have influenced the vote.[citation needed ] The 2015 World Cup will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015. chairman of the monitoring committee of the Asian bid denied that. it was decided that the next tournament would be reduced to only feature the 10 full members.[citation needed ] Qualification Main articles: 2011–13 ICC World Cricket League Championship and 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Per ICC regulations. which according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).wikipedia. Afghanistan qualified for their first Cricket World Cup after beating Kenya to finish in second place behind Ireland.S.[8] However. that swung the vote in their way. according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.[12] This was met with heavy criticism from a number of associate nations.[13] the ICC retracted their decision in June 2011 and decided that 14 teams will participate in the 2015 World Cup. the seven teams play each other once before the top four teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals. Ireland became the first country to qualify for the 2015 World Cup. However. especially from the Ireland cricket team. Following support shown by the ICC Cricket Committee for a qualification process.[14] At the ICC Chief Executives' Committee meeting in September 2011. the 10 ICC full member nations qualify for the tournament automatically.

the Local Organising Committee (LOC) wants to make the tournament the most fan-friendly event of its kind and take cricket to a wide range of communities throughout Australia and New Zealand. 2007.[20] and Ralph Waters was named as the deputy chairman. 1999. 1987.wikipedia. 1979. 2007) Champions (1983. 1979) Super 8 (2007) Semifinals (1975. 1999.[21] Media and promotion The World Cup has grown as a media event with each 3/13 . 2007) 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Champions (1996) Champions (1992) Champions (1975.[22] Television en. 1992.Wikipedia. The International Cricket Council has sold the rights for broadcasting of the 2015 Cricket World Cup for US$2 billion to ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket. According to Strong. 1992) 1 Semifinals (1992. the free encyclopedia Team Method of qualification World Cup appearances 10 6 10 10 10 10 10 4 10 8 2 0 Last appearance 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 — Previous best performance Rank[nb 1] Group A B B A A B B A A B B A A B England Full member South Africa India Australia Sri Lanka Pakistan West Indies Bangladesh New Zealand Zimbabwe Ireland Full member Full member Full member Full member Full member Full member Full member Full member Full member WCL Championship Runners-up (1979. 1999.[19] James Strong named as chairman. 2011) Champions (1987. 2011) Super Six (1999. 2003. John Harnden was named chief executive. Preparations Local organising committee As preparations for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. ^ Full members' ranks are based on the ICC ODI Championship rankings as of 31 December 2012. the organising committee of the tournament was finalised. 2003) Super 8 (2007) — WCL Afghanistan Championship Qualifier 3 Qualifier 4 World Cup Qualifier World Cup Qualifier 1.1/12/14 2015 Cricket World Cup .

There was a tense battle between Melbourne and Sydney to host the final. they said that it will see a 50–50 split in games.[27] Corruption issues In the light of several spot fixing scandals.1/12/14 2015 Cricket World Cup . it was announced that Melbourne will host the 4/13 .[26] However on 30 July 2013.Wikipedia.wikipedia. according to Chief Executive Dave Richardson. the free encyclopedia Country/Continent Australia New Zealand United Kingdom Ireland Broadcaster(s) Free-to-air: Nine Network (Only Australia matches and the final) Cable/satellite (pay): Fox Sports[23] Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sport[24] Cable/satellite (pay): Sky Sports[25] Allocation of matches When Australia and New Zealand bid for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in 2006. it was decided on 30 July 2013 that Australia would host 26 matches. with Sydney and Auckland hosting the semi-finals. Finally. while New Zealand got a share of 23 matches in the tournament. the ICC would work with law enforcement agencies in both countries to avoid the World Cup being afflicted by such scandals.[28] Venues en.

the free encyclopedia Sydney. SA Adelaide Oval Capacity: 53.000 Perth.wikipedia. NSW Sydney Cricket Ground Capacity: 48. ACT Manuka Oval Capacity: 13.000 Dunedin University Oval Capacity: 6. VIC Melbourne Cricket Ground Capacity: 100.000 Napier McLean Park Capacity: 20.500 (upgraded) Brisbane.1/12/14 2015 Cricket World Cup .550 Auckland Hamilton Napier Brisbane Nelson Wellington Christchurch Dunedin Venues in New Zealand Auckland Eden Park Capacity: 60. TAS Bellerive Oval Capacity: 20.016 Adelaide.000 Group stage Pool A en.500 Hobart.000 Venues in Australia Hamilton Seddon Park Capacity: 5/13 . QLD Brisbane Cricket Ground Capacity: 42. WA WACA Ground Capacity: 24.000 Perth Adelaide Sydney Canberra Melbourne Hobart Christchurch Hagley Oval Capacity: 12.000 Wellington Wellington Regional Stadium Capacity: 33.000 (upgraded) Canberra.000 (upgraded) Melbourne.Wikipedia.000 Nelson Saxton Oval Capacity: 5.

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