The ICC Cricket World Cup is the ICC's flagship one-day cricket event.
editions of the tournament have taken place to date, with the event
being won by Australia on four occasions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007), West
Indies twice (1975, 1979), and India (1983), Pakistan (1992) and Sri
Lanka (1996) on one occasion.
The tournament has helped create
some of the most memorable moments in the history of the sport,
including one of the most dramatic games of all time, when Australia and
South Africa tied the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 semi-final, and one of
the greatest shocks, when India defeated West Indies in the final of
the 1983 event.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is set to be one
of the most exciting events in the history of the event, with the new
quarter-final format set to create a fascinating finish to the
14 teams will take part in the tournament with games
set to be broadcast to a global audience in over 180 territories and
followed by millions on the internet, mobile and other media.