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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
2015 Cricket World Cup logo.png
Official logo of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
Dates14 February – 29 March
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)Australia
New Zealand
Participants14
Matches played49
Official websiteCricket World Cup
2011
2019
 
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
2015 Cricket World Cup logo.png
Official logo of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
Dates14 February – 29 March
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)Australia
New Zealand
Participants14
Matches played49
Official websiteCricket World Cup
2011
2019

The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 11th ICC Cricket World Cup and will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand between 14 February to 29 March 2015.[1] This is the second time that the tournament will be held in Australia and New Zealand, with the first being the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

The tournament will comprise 49 matches across 14 different venues, 26 games being hosted in Australia and 23 in New Zealand, with the tournament final to be played on 29 March 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India are the defending champions, having won the tournament in 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.

Host selection[edit]

Bids[edit]

The ICC originally announced the previous edition, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup hosts, on 30 April 2006. Australian and New Zealand had also bid for the tournament and a successful Australasian bid for the 2011 World Cup would have seen a 50–50 split in games, with the final still up for negotiation. The Trans-Tasman bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only bid for 2011 delivered to the ICC headquarters at Dubai before 1 March deadline. Considerable merits of the bid included the superior venues and infrastructure, and the total support of the Australian and New Zealand governments on tax and custom issues during the tournament, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.[2] The New Zealand government had also assured that the Zimbabwean team would be allowed to take part in the tournament after political discussions about whether their team would be allowed to tour Zimbabwe in 2005.[citation needed]

ICC President Ehsan Mani said that the extra time required by the Asian block to hand over its bid had harmed the four-nation bid. However, when it came to the voting, the Asians won by seven votes to four; according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), it was the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that turned the matter. It was reported in Pakistani newspaper Dawn that the Asian countries promised to hold fund-raising events for West Indian cricket during the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, which may have influenced the vote.[3] However, I.S. Bindra, chairman of the monitoring committee of the Asian bid, denied that, saying that it was their promise of extra profits of US$400 million that swung the vote in their way.[citation needed]

The ICC was so impressed by the efficiency of the Trans-Tasman bid that they decided to award the next World Cup, to be held in 2015, to them.[citation needed]

Format[edit]

The tournament will feature 14 teams, the same number as the 2011 World Cup, giving associate and affiliate member nations a chance to participate.[4][5]

The format is the same as the 2011 edition: 14 teams will take part in the initial stages, divided into two groups of seven; the seven teams play each other once before the top four teams from each group qualify for the quarter-finals. The format ensures that each team gets to play a minimum of six matches even if they exit in the group stage.[6]

Prize money[edit]

The International Cricket Council has declared a total prize money pool of $10 million for the tournament, which is 20 percent more than the 2011 edition. The prize money will be distributed according to the performance of the team as follows:[7]

StagePrize money (US$)Total
Winner$3,975,000$3,975,000
Runner-up$1,750,000$1,750,000
Losing semi-finalists$600,000$1,200,000
Losing quarter-finalists$300,000$1,200,000
Winner of each group match$45,000$1,890,000
Teams eliminated in group stage$35,000$210,000
Total$10,225,000

This means that if the winner remains undefeated throughout the group stage of the tournament, they will win a total of $4,245,000 (winner's prize plus $45,000 for each group stage win), while a team which is eliminated in the group stage without any wins will be given $35,000.

Qualification[edit]

Highlighted are the countries to participate in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
  Qualified as full member of ICC
  Qualified via WCL or qualifier
  Participate in qualifier but failed to qualify

Per ICC regulations, the 10 ICC full member nations qualify for the tournament automatically. Immediately after the 2011 World Cup, it was decided that the next tournament would be reduced to only feature the 10 full members.[8] This was met with heavy criticism from a number of associate nations, especially from the Ireland cricket team, who had performed well in 2007 and 2011. Following support shown by the ICC Cricket Committee for a qualification process,[9] the ICC retracted their decision in June 2011 and decided that 14 teams will participate in the 2015 World Cup, including four associate or affiliate member nations.[10]

At the ICC Chief Executives' Committee meeting in September 2011, the ICC decided on a new qualifying format. The top two teams of the 2011–13 ICC World Cricket League Championship qualify directly. The remaining six teams join the third and fourth-placed teams of 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Two and the top two teams of 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three in a 10-team World Cup Qualifier to decide the remaining two places.[11][12]

On 9 July 2013, as a result of a tied match against Netherlands, Ireland became the first country to qualify for the 2015 World Cup.[13] On 4 October 2013, Afghanistan qualified for their first Cricket World Cup after beating Kenya to finish in second place behind Ireland.[14]

Scotland defeated the United Arab Emirates in the final of the 2014 Cricket World Cup Qualifier and both teams qualified for the last 2 spots in the 2015 Cricket World cup.

TeamMethod of qualificationPast appearancesLast appearancePrevious best performanceRank[nb 1]Group
 EnglandFull member102011Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992)1A
 South Africa62011Semi-finals (1992, 1999, 2007)2B
 India102011Champions (1983, 2011)3B
 Australia102011Champions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007)4A
 Sri Lanka102011Champions (1996)5A
 Pakistan102011Champions (1992)6B
 West Indies102011Champions (1975, 1979)7B
 Bangladesh42011Super 8 (2007)8A
 New Zealand102011Semi-finals (1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007, 2011)9A
 Zimbabwe82011Super 6 (1999, 2003)10B
 IrelandWCL Championship22011Super 8 (2007)11B
 Afghanistan012A
 Scotland[15]World Cup Qualifier22007Group stage (1999, 2007)13A
 United Arab Emirates11996Group stage (1996)14B
  1. ^ Full members' ranks are based on the ICC ODI Championship rankings as of 31 December 2012.

Preparations[edit]

Local organising committee[edit]

In preparation for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the organising committee of the tournament was finalised. John Harnden was named chief executive,[16] James Strong as chairman,[17] and Ralph Waters was named as the deputy chairman.[18]

Media and promotion[edit]

The World Cup has grown as a media event with each tournament. The International Cricket Council has sold the rights for broadcasting of the 2015 Cricket World Cup for US$2 billion to ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket. According to Strong, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) wants to make the tournament the most fan-friendly event of its kind and take cricket to a wide range of communities throughout Australia and New Zealand.[19]

Television[edit]

LocationBroadcaster(s)
 AfghanistanCable/satellite Ariana Television Network, Lemar TV [20]
 Australia
 BangladeshCable/satellite Bangladesh Television and Gazi Television[22]
 India
 New ZealandCable/satellite (pay): Sky Sport[24]
 United KingdomCable/satellite (pay): Sky Sports[25]
 Ireland
 PakistanCable/satellite (pay): PTV Sports[26]
 SingaporeStar Cricket[27]
 Sri LankaStar Cricket[28]
 United StatesESPN3[29]
 West IndiesCable/satellite: CMC[30]

Allocation of matches[edit]

When Australia and New Zealand bid for the 2011 Cricket World Cup in 2006, they said that it will see a 50–50 split in games. Finally, it was decided on 30 July 2013 that Australia would host 26 matches, while New Zealand got a share of 23 matches in the tournament. There was a tense battle between Melbourne and Sydney to host the final.[31] However on 30 July 2013, it was announced that Melbourne will host the final, with Sydney and Auckland hosting the semi-finals.[32]

Venues[edit]

SydneyMelbourneAdelaideBrisbanePerth
Sydney Cricket GroundMelbourne Cricket GroundAdelaide OvalThe GabbaWACA Ground
Capacity: 48,000 (upgraded)Capacity: 100,024Capacity: 53,500 (upgraded)Capacity: 42,000Capacity: 24,500
Ashes 2010-11 Sydney Test final wicket.jpgMCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).jpgCompleted Adelaide Oval 2014 - cropped and rotated.jpgAustralia vs South Africa.jpg3rd Test, Perth, 15Dec2006.jpg
Hobart, TASCanberra, ACT
Bellerive OvalManuka Oval
Capacity: 20,000 (upgraded)Capacity: 13,550
Bellerive oval hobart.jpgManuka Oval.JPG
AucklandChristchurch
Eden ParkHagley Oval
Capacity: 46,000Capacity: 20,000
Eden Park at Dusk, 2013, cropped.jpgHagley Oval 2007 - from HagleyParkAerialPhoto.jpg
HamiltonNapierWellingtonNelsonDunedin
Seddon ParkMcLean ParkWellington Regional StadiumSaxton OvalUniversity Oval
Capacity: 12,000Capacity: 20,000Capacity: 33,000Capacity: 5,000Capacity: 6,000
Waikato cricket ground.jpgWestpac Stadium Cricket luving Crowd.jpgSaxton oval panorama cropped.jpgNew Zealand vs Pakistan, University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand.jpg

Warm-up matches[edit]

Fourteen non-ODI warm-up matches are scheduled to be played from 8 to 13 February.[33]

8 February 2015
v

9 February 2015
v

9 February 2015
v

9 February 2015
v

9 February 2015
v

10 February 2015
v

10 February 2015
v

11 February 2015
v

11 February 2015
v

11 February 2015
v

11 February 2015
v

12 February 2015
v

12 February 2015
v

13 February 2015
v

Group stage[edit]

A total of 42 matches will be played throughout the group stage of tournament. The top four teams from each pool will qualify for quarter-finals.

Pool A[edit]

TeamPldWLTNRNRRPts
 England
 Australia
 Sri Lanka
 Bangladesh
 New Zealand
 Afghanistan
 Scotland
14 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

14 February
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

17 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

18 February
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

20 February
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

21 February
13:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

22 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

23 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

26 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

26 February
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

28 February
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

1 March
11:00
Scorecard
v

4 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

5 March
11:00
Scorecard
v

8 March
11:00
Scorecard
v

8 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

9 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

11 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

13 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

13 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

14 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

Pool B[edit]

TeamPldWLTNRNRRPts
 South Africa
 India
 Pakistan
 West Indies
 Zimbabwe
 Ireland
 United Arab Emirates
15 February
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

15 February
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

16 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

19 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

21 February
11:00
Scorecard
v

22 February
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

24 February
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

25 February
13:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

27 February
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

28 February
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

1 March
13:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

3 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

4 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

6 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

7 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

7 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

10 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

12 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

14 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

15 March
11:00
Scorecard
v

15 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

Knockout stage[edit]

While the dates and venues are fixed, which match-up they host is subject to change to accommodate the host countries should they qualify. If Australia qualify for the quarter-finals, they will play in the match on 20 March in Adelaide. If New Zealand qualify for the quarter-finals, they will play on 21 March in Wellington.[34] If Australia qualify for the semi-finals, they will play the game on 26 March in Sydney. If New Zealand qualifies, their semi-final will be played on 24 March in Auckland. In the event of an Australia v New Zealand semi-final, the team that finished higher in Pool A will have home advantage for the match.[34][35]

Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
         
A1 
B4 
 
 
B2 
A3 
 
 
A2 
B3 
 
 
B1 
A4 


Quarter-finals[edit]

18 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

19 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

20 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Quarter-final 3
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

21 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Quarter-final 4
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Semi-finals[edit]

24 March
14:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Semi-final 1
Eden Park, Auckland

26 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

Final[edit]

29 March
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  15. ^ "Scotland Win World Cup Qualifier". Cricket World Media. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  16. ^ John Harnden announced as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 CEO Website. Retrieved 26 January 2012
  17. ^ James Strong announced as ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Chairman Website. Retrieved 26 January 2012
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  20. ^ ICC World Cup Cricket 2015 Live TV Channels Broadcasters List | Morningringer
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