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ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
- When will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 take place?
The tournament will be jointly held across Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015. The first matches will be played in Christchurch and Melbourne on 14 February, with the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 29 March.
- How is the competition structured?
Fourteen teams will participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The initial phase will involve two pools of seven teams playing in a round-robin format. The top four teams from each pool will proceed to the knock out stage of the tournament, which will comprise quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final. There will be no third place play-off. For more information please click here.
- What happens if teams finish on equal points at the end of the pool games?
To see the playing conditions for the tournament, please click here.
- Who has won the previous ten ICC Cricket World Cup titles?
Australia has won the tournament four times (1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007). The West Indies (1975, 1979) and India (1983, 2011) have won twice, while Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) have each won once. For more about the history of the tournament, please click here.
- How do teams qualify for the tournament?
The tournament is contested by all ten Full Member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC), together with four other nations that become eligible through the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifying programme. For more information about the qualifying programme, please click here.
- How were Australia and New Zealand selected as the hosts for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015?
The ICC conducts a formal selection process which begins with an invitation to submit bids to host the ICC Cricket World Cup. Australia and New Zealand were awarded tournament hosting rights in 2006 as part of a process which also saw the ICC award hosting rights to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
- After 2015, where will the next ICC Cricket World Cup take place?
The 2019 tournament will be hosted by England and Wales.
THE TROPHY AND LOGO
- What is the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy?
The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is presented to the winner of the tournament final. The current trophy was created for the 1999 championships, and was the first permanent prize in the tournament's history; prior to this, different trophies were made for each ICC Cricket World Cup. The trophy was designed and produced in London by a team of craftsmen from Garrard & Co over a period of two months.
The current trophy is made from silver and gilt, and features a golden globe held up by three silver columns. The columns, shaped as stumps and bails, represent the three fundamental aspects of cricket: batting, bowling and fielding, while the globe characterises a cricket ball. It stands 60cm high and weighs approximately 11kg. The names of the previous winners are engraved on the base of the trophy, with space for a total of twenty inscriptions.
The original trophy is kept by the ICC. A replica, which differs only in the inscriptions, is permanently awarded to the winning team.
- What does the logo of the ICC CWC 2015 reflect?
Each element of the logo contributes to building the story of the ICC's flagship event featuring the best players. It combines the following motifs:
- Maori Tohora symbolizing toughness, pride and tribal culture
- Aboriginal journey tracks symbolising spirit of the land
- How can I find out about volunteering during the tournament?
For more information about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Volunteer Program click here.
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ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
- When is the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2014 being held?
The tournament will be held from 13 January to 1 February 2014. For more information about the Qualifier, please click here.
- Which teams will be competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier?
For more information on the qualification process and the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, please click here.
- Can I attend any of the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier?
Yes. Spectators are encouraged to attend any of the 34 matches.
- Are there any restrictions for spectators?
We hope to provide a family-friendly environment for all matches. Terms and conditions of entry to all grounds will be in accordance with venue authority regulations. Further information will be provided closer to the tournament.
- Can I watch coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier on television or online?
The tournament will not be televised. Ball-by-ball live scoring will be available online at www.cricketworldcup.com.