ICC stands for International Cricket Cup. It is the biggest competition about cricket in the world. The truth that cricket is a favorite team sport of many nations from Asia to Euro, America.
In this article, we share a brief history about ICC World Cup. Hope that you can understand clearly about cricket.
In 1971, the first time cricket was proposed to become an official sport in World Cup. Almost delegates agreed with proposal because they saw growth as well benefit of cricket to players.
Then the first ICC World Cup was applied in 1973. But only spending for the women team. Because people considered it looked like a trial. At this competition, there were seven teams to join, including England, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and an International XI & Young team. It was played in a round format then finding the best team with the highest points to become winning. Finally, the England women team excellently and surprisingly became the first winner in ICC World Cup history. Although England team was not highly appreciated as a potential team for champions firstly.
After success of the first women ICC World Cup, the federation decided to organize ICC World Cup for men since 1973.
In 1978, it was the first time for India to host a big event like World Cup. Although it was not debut, quantity of team registered was reduced. There were only 4 teams, including Australia, England, New Zealand and India. The rule of round format was kept to find which team had the highest point. Finally, Australia became the Champions.
Since World Cup in 1982, the number of cricket teams joined World Cup increases dramatically. It seemed that cricket was well-known more after it was showed in World Cup. However, the winner of ICC World Cup only changes among a few big names such as England, Australia and New Zealand.