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2011 ICC cricket World Cup

This resource contains information on the 2011 cricket World Cup held in the Indian subcontinent

2011 ICC Cricket World Cup

The 10th cricket world cup or 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the most awaited event in the world. This auspicious event will be hosted by three South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. The game will be based on the format One Day International. In this event 14 nations will participate and compete for a single title namely India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Australia, Netherlands, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Canada, West Indies and last but definitely not the least Ireland. The whole event will start in February and will continue till April 2011. The world cup will start with a match between India and Bangladesh on 19 February 2011 on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. Bangladesh itself will organize the opening ceremony on 18 February 2011
Pakistan was one of the co-host at the earlier stage but because of some security reasons, now it is out of the scene. The matches that were scheduled to Pakistan, now has been reallocated to India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. 8 Indian grounds has been allocated around 29 matches, 3 grounds will take care of 12 matches in Sri Lanka whereas 2 grounds has been selected for 8 matches in Bangladesh.
All the 14 teams will get divided into 2 major groups of 7 teams each. 4 from each group will qualify for quarter finals. Each of the 14 teams will play at least 6 matches according to the format. One semifinal will be played in India and another in Sri Lanka. The venues for them are R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka and PCA Stadium in Mohali, India. The final match has been scheduled in India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India.
The price money will be the handsome amount of US $3 million which will hand over to the winning team in final match. ICC board has decided to sell the broadcasting rights in US $ 2 million. The buyers are ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket. This mega event will be broadcasted in almost 220 countries around the globe.

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