List of Cricket World Cup
|1975||Lord’s, England||West Indies beat Australia|
|1979||Lord’s, England||West Indies beat England|
|1983||Lord’s, England||India beat West Indies|
|1987||Kolkata, India||Australia beat England|
|1992||Melbourne, (Australia)||Pakistan beat England|
|1996||Lahore, Pakistan||Sri Lanka beat Australia|
|1999||Lord’s, England||Australia beat Pakistan|
|2003||Johannesburg, South Africa||Australia beat India|
|2007||Bridgetown, West Indies||Australia beat Sri Lanka|
|2011||Mumbai, India||India beat Sri Lanka|
|2015||Australia/New Zealand||Australia beat New Zealand|
|2019||England and Wales||Scheduled|
Women’s Cricket World Cup
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of women’s One Day International Cricket. The event is organized by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was originally administered by the International Women’s Cricket Council until the two associations merged in 2005. The first tournament was held in England in 1973, 2-years before the first men’s tournament.
|2000||New Zealand||New Zealand|
Twenty-20 World Cup
▸ It is organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It is held every 2-years.
ICC Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup
Year Host Nations Final Venue Winner Runner-up
|Year||Host Nations||Final Venue||Winner||Runner-up|
|2009||England||Lord’s, London||Pakistan||Sri Lanka|
|2012||Sri Lanka||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||West Indies||Sri Lanka|
|2014||Bangladesh||Shere Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||Sri Lanka||India|
|2016||India||Eden Garden Kolkata, India||WestIndies||England|
Women’s Twenty-20 Cricket
▸ Women’s Twenty-20 cricket is the newly emerging use of the Twenty-20 match format in women’s cricket. While both women’s cricket and Twenty-20 have themselves enjoyed recent success, women’s Twenty-20 has only been an international cricket game format since 2004. In June 2009, the ICC held the first Women’s World Twenty-20 in England, and the hosts became the first World Twenty-20 champion.
▸ Australia won their third consecutive title in the Women’s World Twenty-20 after defeating England.
▸ In 2016, West Indies won the T-20 Women’s World Cup after defeating Australia.
▸ The 2018 ICC women’s world Twenty 20, was hosted in the West Indies from 9 to 24 November 2018. The women’s team of Australia captured the world T20 2018 title.
Football World Cup
▸ The Football World Cup is organized by FIFA (Federation of International Football Association).
▸ The headquarters of FIFA is located in Zurich, Switzerland.
▸ The World Cup is called the ‘Jules Rimet Cup’ named after the name of FIFA President Jules Rimet.
▸ The first FootballWorld Cup was organized in Uruguay in 1930.
▸ In 1942 and 1946, the Football World Cup was not played because of world war II.
▸ Brazil is the only nation to have participated in every World Cup so far.
▸ 20th FIFA World Cup 2014 was held in Brazil. Germany defeated Argentina in the final. FIFA appointed Russia as host for the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 World Cup.
Hockey World Cup
▸ The Hockey World Cup is organized by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) once in 4-years. The headquarters of FIH is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. The first Hockey World Cup was organized in Barcelona (Spain) in 1971 and the winner is Pakistan. The women’s Hockey World Cup has been held since 1974.
▸ The 2010 Hockey World Cup was held in New Delhi and the winner was Australia.
▸ The 13th Hockey World Cup (men’s and women’s edition both) were held in Hague (Netherlands) in 2014. Australia won the men’s tournament after defeating Netherland. Netherland won the women’s tournament after defeating Australia.
▸ The 14th Hockey World Cup was held at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar India in 2018.
▸ It was invented in 1870 by Major Wing Field in Wales. The Wimbledon championship started in 1877 for men only. For women, it was introduced in 1884.
▸ The four Grand Slam tournaments are considered to be the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. They are held annually and include, in chronological order, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. Apart from the Olympic Games, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, and Hopman Cup, they are the only tournaments regulated by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
▸ The Association of Tennis Professionals ATP was formed to protect the interests of male professional tennis players is now known as the ATP World Tour.
Grand Slam Tournaments
Tournament Date Location Surface First Held
|Australian Open||January||Melbourne||Hard (Plexicushion)||1905|
|US Open||August-September||New York City||Hard (Decco Turf)||1881|