The Cricket World Cup, organised by the International Cricket Council or ICC, is the most prestigious cricket event in the world. In our articles, we discuss the most important events and issues of the tournament today and in its history.
The tournament has been played since the 1970s and has gone through nearly a half-century of eventful history. Rules have been changed, legendary matches have been played, and the institutional infrastructure around the game has expanded. Cricket has evolved from a niche game in the British Commonwealth into a genuinely global phenomenon.
Types of the Game
Cricket is a very complex game with a long history. Very different variants and formats of the game have emerged for different occasions. Read our articles to know more about the game formats, such as the short and palatable One-Day International or Limited Overs cricket, and the slow-paced Test cricket enjoyed by the most hard-core cricket fans.
Countries That Participate
The World Cup is technically open to any member of the ICC, including full members, associate members, and other members. However, the qualifying process is still quite biased towards the permanent members of the Council. Read our blog to find out which are the most successful teams that participate in the tournament and how they qualify.
The 2019 tournament
The ICC World Cup is played every four years. The latest edition of the World Cup took place in London in 2019 and was finally taken by the English team. Read our articles on how the tournament evolved, who were the favourites, and what was the major controversy leading into the games.