The cricket world cup is held every four years
Every four years, there is a world cup that takes place in one of the continents around the globe. Currently, the tournament is being hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
This event serves as the highest level of competition for international cricketers. One hundred teams participate in the tournament, which lasts over two months.
Sports fans can tune into beIN Sports to watch all their favorite teams compete.
The current world cup took place in 2015
That’s right! It is currently being held in England, which will have eight teams participating in the event.
The competition has been going on for over 60 years and even though it takes place every four years, there are always new players entering the scene making it more exciting than ever before.
In fact, the FIFA World Cup is one of the most watched events in the world with hundreds of millions of viewers watching the tournament each year.
So if you want to see some amazing sportsmanship, this is where you should be heading. With matches live throughout the day, everything about this event makes it worth checking out.
From the opening ceremony to the match itself, there are so many things that take place during these tournaments that make them must-see events.
The next world cup will take place in 2019
Even though we’re almost half way through 2018, the world still has two months to go before it reaches its mid-point. But where does cricket’s biggest event — the Cricket World Cup?
Well, after today there are 32 countries remaining in this tournament. It started back in September 2015 when England hosted the event. They beat New Zealand by 10 runs in their first match to start things off.
But the real action was in October last year, when Australia took on South Africa at the MCG. This is one of the most famous stadiums in the world and it proved to be a great spectacle.
The world cup will be held in different regions
Not only is this tournament highly anticipated, it is also well-attended. Held every four years (the most recent was hosted by Germany), attendees come from all over the globe to watch the action live.
Like many sports tournaments, each event features eight teams playing in two groups of six. One team from one group plays another team from the other group, with the winners advancing to the next round.
The winning team from each group advances to the final stage, which consists of several rounds. Only three teams remain at this stage, and the winner of these games goes onto the championship game.
However, since they are such large events, tickets often sell out very quickly. Fans that cannot attend must wait for them to become available.
Some regions have their own world cups
There are several different cricket world cups throughout the year, but the main one is held in England in September. It is hosted by The International Cricket Council (ICC).
This is when the men’s national teams of all the members of ICC compete for the title of world champions.
The English team that plays in this tournament is called the “England XI” or simply “the England side”. Other countries who qualify for places in the tournament can choose which name they use.
There are other tournaments like it, such as the Women’s Tournament of Champions at Lord’s in London. This was first staged in 1971, just three years after the men’s event. It is now part of the Men’s Championship Series which runs from May to July.
Other events taking place during June include some international limited-overs matches involving Test sides, and the final of the 50-over competition between the winners of the previous World Cup and regional championships.
In late June, the biggest event of them all, the 2019 Cricket World Cup, begins. Teams representing Europe, Africa and the Americas as well as the associate nations take part.
However, these competitions also overlap with the European domestic season so there may be scheduling issues around these games too.
There are different formats for the world cup
The most popular format is the one that consists of nine teams playing in two groups over three weeks. The top team from each group goes through to the next stage, while the bottom team from each group go into an early round.
The winner of each group advances to the semi-finals, which is followed by the third place match and then the final.
This is the standard world cup schedule where all 16 teams compete in the tournament.
However, there is also the smaller six team version as well as the 20/20 campaign which has only four matches (a base line) but with twice as many points awarded for wins.
Cricket is a very popular sport
The world cup takes place every four years, except in 2010 when it was held jointly with Australia. There are currently 16 teams competing for the title, which has been awarded to winners of the tournament since 1955.
The current champions are England, who defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final at Lord’s on July 13th this year. Teams have used different rules to play each other throughout history; these games were known as ‘international cricket’ before 2005, but after that date they became official tests and finals.
Before 2011, one team was designated as hosts — not only to win the trophy, but also to stage the entire event. In 1999, South Africa did so again, winning both awards at the tenth attempt. Since then no host nation has won the competition without having first won the award (as holder). Between 1950 and 2009 there were 41 world cups held, three were shared (1955, 1975, 1979), two where cancelled (1969, 2007) and one was non-renewed (1996).
The world cup is televised everywhere
Since it is held every four years, there are usually two world cups being broadcast in any given year.
However, since 2013, the tournament has been held in 2015 for even numbers of years. Therefore, only one world cup was broadcast per country that year.
That means if you live outside Brazil (and therefore don’t speak Portuguese), you can still watch at least part of the event!
People from all over the world attend the world cup
The cricket world cup is an international tournament that brings together teams from different countries in Asia, Australia and Africa as well as England.
It takes place every four years, usually in September or October.
The most recent championship was held in India in 2011, while its next edition will be played in Bangladesh in 2015.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports worldwide, so even if you can’t make it to the world cup, there are plenty of other ways to follow it.
These include various club championships as well as the Champions Trophy (played at the end of the season).
More information about these tournaments can be found here.