ICC Cricket World Cup was first contested in 1975 and has
been held every 4 years since.
In the eight tournaments held so far,
five teams have won, Australia have been the most successful
World Cup team, winning three times. West Indies won the
first two tournament while India Pakistan and Sri Lanka
have won one each.
Seen here Ireland's cricket captain Trent Johnston, photograph
compliments of the Nation News
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This is, of
course, a relatively late development in the history of the
sport, which has been played in an organized form since the
eighteenth century. The first test Match (Australia and England)
was played in 1877 and cricket was an Olympic sport in 1900.
One day cricket was not played at the professional level until
Eight teams participated in the 1975 tournament:
Australia, England, the West Indies, Pakistan, India and New Zealand
with Sri Lanka and a composite team from East Africa, One notable
omission was the South African cricket team who were not competing
due to the International sports boycott.
Sourced from HOPE 2007
Compliments of the
The statue of cricket's greatest player, Sir
Garfield Sobers, was rededicated at its new home,
the spanking Kensington
Oval. Sir Garfield, Prime Minister
Owen Arthur and members of his Cabinet, as well as a number
of former Test players, were on hand for the hour-long ceremony.
Reverend Wesley Hall, who played cricket with Sir
Garfield, described him during a brief address as a great but humble
man. "There is not a trace of egotism in his body, but massive
strokes of humility," Hall declared. Last year, the statue
was moved from the Garfield Sobers Roundabout in Wildey, St Michael,
to be a major attraction at the rebuilt Kensington Oval.