ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the most appealing sports tournaments throughout the world. With a great number of fans as well as nations involved and a group of conscientious players, Cricket World Cup is well-reputed and has quickly drawn many people’s attention.
World Cup Championship Tournament
The World Cup Champion Tournament would definitely be the most precious Cup among all titles of cricket. Being through many trials and errors, the World Cup Champion has been gradually completed and become the most-viewed cricket tournament of all time.
This cup was donated to the final champions during the very first 3 tournament versions of World Cup, which was, at that time, called Prudential Cup. There have been 20 Prudential Cup tournaments in total being held, 14 of them being held before 2015 and 10 of them being held recently. The number of participating teams during this very first version was 60 teams each season.
During the versions being held in 1975 and 1979, West Indies was the one and only champion which successfully defeated other teams to claim its crown. It was only after 8 years did India came over the title, which was in 1983. At this version, Prudential PLC (a financial company locating in England) was the main sponsor. After this season, the sponsors drew to an important conclusion with another format, another brand new name for this Prudential Cup. This was when the name “The Cricket World Cup” was firstly released.
The fourth version of World Cup was held in 1987, which was called The World Cup Reliance . Even until this version, the format was unremarkably changed. The matches competing time was simply cut down on and the number of competing teams for each season was 50.