The ICC Cricket World Cup is the flagship event of the international cricket calendar and takes place every four years, with matches contested in a 50-over format.

The 2015 edition will be the 11th of the tournament and will be jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia. The two countries combined in 1992 to jointly host the tournament.

  • One of the world’s largest international sports tournaments
  • 14 competing teams
  • Engaging one fifth of the world’s population
  • Expected television audience of more than a billion people
  • More than 400 accredited players and officials

The first tournament took place in England in 1975 which was won by the West Indies. The most recent event was held in 2011 which was won by India, who hosted the tournament along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Year Host Nation(s) Final Venue Winner Runners-up
1975
England Lord's Cricket Ground, London West Indies Australia
1979
 
England Lord's Cricket Ground, London West Indies England
1983
 
England Lord's Cricket Ground, London India West Indies
1987
 
India & Pakistan Eden Gardens, Kolkata Australia England
1992
 
Australia & New Zealand Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Pakistan England
1996
 
India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Sri Lanka Australia
1999
 
England Lord's Cricket Ground, London Australia Pakistan
2003
 
South Africa, Kenya & Zimbabwe Wanderers, Johannesburg Australia India
2007
 
West Indies Kensington Oval, Bridgetown Australia Sri Lanka
2011
 
Bangladesh, India & Sri Lanka Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai India Sri Lanka
2015
 
Australia & New Zealand TBA TBA TBA
2019
 
England TBA TBA TBA

An ICC Women’s World Cup has been held every four years since 1973. For more information, please click here.