Cricket World Cup History

The cricket world cup is an international event. The first Cricket World Cup Matches was held in 1975 in England won by West Indies.

The first three tournaments were known as Prudential Cup. With regards of the sponsorship of prudential plc, a financial services company. The cricket matches have consisted of 60 over per team and it was played with traditional white uniform and red balls. There were only day matches held but the tournament is held every four years.Cricket world cup history is also compulsory to know particulars of the game.In 1975, England, West Indies, India, Australia, East Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand have participated. West Indies won the both 1975 and 1979 titles. In 1979, Canada had replaced East Africa.

In 1983, Zimbabwe entered the world cup matches and Canada made to exit.

India has won the 1983 world cup tile. The same teams participated in the 1987 Cricket World Cup and winner was Australia.In 1992, South Africa has joined to the world cup group and that year 9 teams are participated in the tournament. Till the 1992 Cricket World Cup, only 8 teams have used to participate in the tournament. Pakistan was the winner of world cup 1992. By the year1996, the number of groups has to increase from 9 to 12 with the participation of three new teams UAE, Netherlands and Kenya. Bangladesh and Scotland have to replace UAE and Netherlands in the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

With the participation of Namibia and Canada, the number of teams in 2003 Cricket World Cup increased to 14. Soon after, there are 16 teams have participated in Cricket World Cup 2007. Australia was won the all the current three cricket world cup title.