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ICC World Cup Cricket Facts, Trivia

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the major international championship of one-day cricket. The event is contested by all Test-playing nations plus some qualifiers. The inaugural championship was held in 1975, and has been held approximately every four years since. The ICC Cricket World Cup is the major international championship of one-day cricket. The event is contested by all Test-playing nations plus some qualifiers. The inaugural championship was held in 1975, and has been held approximately every four years since. At the first 4 World Cups, all players wore the traditional white uniform and red balls were used.
The first three world cups were held in England.
The only person to have played both World Cup Football and World Cup cricket is Viv Richards - Antigua at football and West Indies at cricket. See more:

England ( 1975 )

The first ball in the World Cup history was bowled by India's Madan Lal to England's Denis Amiss at Lord's on June 7, 1975.
India's opener Sunil Gavaskar batted through the full 60 overs in the opening match against England at Lord's to score just 36 runs.

England ( 1979 )

Viv Richard's 139 not out is the highest score in a World Cup Final.
Sri Lanka became the first nation to boycott a match in the World Cup when they refused to play Israel on political grounds in the mini tournament.

England ( 1983 )

One of the all-time great innings, 175 not out by Kapil Dev against Zimbabwe was lost to posterity. BBC had gone on strike that day with the result that it was never recorded on video. In 1999, the trophy won by the Indian Cricket Team at the 1983 World Cup was damaged during a violent rampage on the Indian cricket board's headquarters by the Hindu nationalist group Shiv Sena.

India and Pakistan ( 1987 )

For the first time World Cup shifted from England to the Indian sub-continent.
Graham Gooch of England became the only player to win three consecutive man-of-match awards.

Australia and New Zealand ( 1992 )

The first World Cup to use white cricket balls and coloured team uniforms
The first World Cup to have day/night matches
New Zealand opening with spin bowlers to confuse the higher order batsmen who are used to fast bowlers trying to extract speed and bounce with the new ball
Man of the Tournament Martin Crowe New Zealand 456 runs

India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka ( 1996 )

Javed Miandad became the first and only player to take part in all six World Cup's.
Mark Waugh became the only batsman to hit three centuries in one World Cup.
At the World Cup in 1996, Australia and West Indies refused to play their matches against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka due to security concerns, causing both matches to be awarded to Sri Lanka by default. Also, Sri Lanka were awarded a victory for their semi-final by default against India because of crowd riots. This aided their campaign which eventually led to them winning the final.
Man of the Tournament Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 221 runs and 7 wickets

England ( 1999 )

Australia crushed Pakistan with ease in 20.1 overs, replying to Pakistan's mere score of 132 (all out in 39 overs).
The semi-final between South Africa and Australia was one one of the finest one-day matches in history and maybe regarded as the real final.
Australia lifted the title after a run of seven games without defeat.
Man of the Tournament Lance Klusener South Africa 281 runs and 17 wickets

South Africa ( 2003 )

South Africa got their calculations wrong in the rain and were kicked out of the tournament without qualifying for the second round.
Australia became the only team so far in history to remain undefeated throughout the whole tournament.
Australian Shane Warne was banned for substance abuse raising the awareness of the tournament to new levels.
Man of the Tournament Sachin Tendulkar India 673 runs and 2 wickets

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