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    World Cup Cricket formats from 1975 to 2011

    2011 World Cup will have new exciting features like UDRS and
    Super overís in its folds. This is the latest in a series of changes to
    formats over the years. Did you know the first 3 World Cup
    events were played with 60-over innings? Did you know that
    World Cup was played with red balls till 1987?

    Did you know 30-yard circle was first introduced in the 1983
    World Cup? There are so many changes that have taken place over
    the years as cricketís premier event kept marching ahead. Find out
    in the next few pages everything about each World Cup in
    snippets.


    1975 World Cup

    No. of teams: 8
    Winner: West Indies
    Tournament duration: 15 days
    Format: Two groups and top two in semi finals
    Clothing: White clothing and red balls
    Overs per inning: 60

    Field restrictions: No
    Biggest change in format: NA
    Highest score: 334/4 by England against India in Group A
    Lowest team score: 86 by Sri Lanka against West Indies in Group
    B

    Unforgettable moment: Dennis Amiss making the first ever World
    Cup century when he scored 137 off just 147 balls. Another
    unforgettable moment was Sunil Gavaskar scoring 36 off 174
    balls while batting out the 60 overís

    1979 World Cup
    Winner: West Indies
    No. of teams: 8
    Tournament duration: 15 days
    Format: Two groups and top two in semi finals
    Clothing: White clothing and red balls
    Overís per inning: 60
    Field restrictions: No
    Biggest change in format: No change

    Highest score: 286/9 by West Indies against England in the final
    Lowest team score: 45 by Canada against England in Group A

    Unforgettable moment: A great knock of 138 by Vivian Richards
    in the final at Lord's


     


    1983 World Cup
    Winner: India
    No. of teams: 8
    Tournament duration: 17 days
    Format: Two groups and top two in semi finals
    Clothing: White clothing and red balls
    Overís per inning: 60
    Field restrictions: 30-yard circle introduced in cricket for the first
    time. Minimum of 4 fielders inside it throughout the innings
    Biggest change in format: Introduction of 30-yard circle
    Highest score: 338/5 by Pakistan against Sri Lanka in Group A
    Lowest team score: 136 by Sri Lanka against England in Group A

    Unforgettable moment: India beating the tournament favourite
    West Indies in a dramatic final at Lord's
    1987 World Cup
    Winner: Australia
    No. of teams: 8
    Tournament duration: 31 days
    Format: Two groups and top two in semi finals
    Clothing: White clothing and red balls
    Overís per inning: 50
    Field restrictions: Yes. 30-yard circle
    Biggest change in format: Reduction in number of overís from 60
    to 50 plus introduction of neutral umpire concept
    Highest score: 360/4 by West Indies against Sri Lanka in Group B
    Lowest team score: 135 by Zimbabwe against India in Group A

    Unforgettable moment: First hat-trick in World Cup history. The
    honours went to Chetan Sharma of India who removed Kiwi
    batsmen Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Chatfield in successive
    balls

    1992 World Cup
    Winner: Pakistan
    No. of teams: 9
    Tournament duration: 32 days
    Format: Round robin. All teams played each other once
    and top four went through to the semi finals
    Clothing: Coloured clothing and white balls
    Overs per inning: 50
    Field restrictions: Only 2 fielders allowed outside 30-yard
    circle in the first 15 overs
    Biggest change in format: Day-night matches.
    Coloured clothing and white balls
    Highest score: 313/7 by Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe
    Lowest team score: 74 by Pakistan against England

    Unforgettable moment: South Africa rejoining mainstream cricket
    after the end of apartheid



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    1992 World Cup

    Winner: Pakistan
    No. of teams: 9
    Tournament duration: 32 days
    Format: Round robin. All teams played each other once and top four went through to the semi finals
    Clothing: Coloured clothing and white balls
    Overs per inning: 50
    Field restrictions: Only 2 fielders allowed outside 30-yard circle in the first 15 overs
    Biggest change in format: Day-night matches. Coloured clothing and white balls
    Highest score: 313/7 by Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe
    Lowest team score: 74 by Pakistan against England
    Unforgettable moment: South Africa rejoining mainstream cricket after the end of apartheid

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    datx a very nice info about the cricket world cup............the world cup of 2011 will be win by an asian team...................

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