The ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) takes place every four years, featuring 10 teams and is the culmination of a global qualification process that runs over a 5-6 year period.
The top eight teams in the ICC one-day rankings at the given date (approximately 18 months prior to the CWC) qualify automatically. The final two teams come from the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier which takes place in the year prior to the Cricket World Cup. This event is the culmination of the ICC World Cricket League series and regional qualification events which provide the opportunity for every ICC Member to progress through the qualification process and participate in the CWC.
All teams play each other in a full round robin format with the top four teams progressing to the semi-finals and the winners contesting the CWC final.
The next ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in England in 2019.