2011 Cricket World Cup

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The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh's first time co-hosting a World Cup.

All matches in the World Cup were given One Day International status. All matches played had over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams were in the tournament, including ten full members and four associate members.[1] The World Cup was between 19 February and 2 April 2011. The first match played on 19 February 2011 was with co-hosts India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.[2]

India won the tournament defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final. India was the first nation to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.[3] India's Yuvraj Singh was made the man of the tournament.[4]

List of qualified teams[change | change source]

The following 14 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Group A Group B
Rank Team Rank Team
Full Members
1 Australia 2 India
3 Pakistan 4 South Africa
5 New Zealand 6 England
7 Sri Lanka 8 West Indies
9 Zimbabwe 10 Bangladesh
Associate Members
11 Canada 12 Ireland
13 Kenya 14 Netherlands

Opening ceremony[change | change source]

The Opening Ceremony was in Bangladesh. The place for the opening ceremony was Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. The event took place on 17 February 2011, 2 days before the first match of the World Cup.

Venues[change | change source]

All the Indian stadiums for the 2011 World Cup were set.[5] The venues of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were picked in late October 2009. Two new stadiums in Sri Lanka were built for the 2011 World Cup. They are located in Kandy and Hambantota.[6]

India India
Kolkata Chennai New Delhi Nagpur Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 90,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 48,000 Capacity: 44,000 Capacity: 48,000
Eden Gardens.jpg Feroz Shah Kotla - WI vs RSA03.jpg VCA Jamtha 1.JPG Sardar Patel Stadium.JPG
Mumbai Mohali Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Capacity: 33,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 40,000
Wankhede ICC WCF.jpg LightsMohali.png MChinnaswamy-Stadium.jpg
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Colombo Pallekele Hambantota Chittagong Dhaka
R. Premadasa Stadium Pallekele International
Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Zohur Ahmed
Chowdhury Stadium
Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 25,000
R Premadasa Stadium.jpg Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.jpg
Venues in Bangladesh

Umpires[change | change source]

The Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires and a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque (Bangladesh). There were 5 from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2011 World Cup Schedule". from CricketWorld4u. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  2. "Final World Cup positions secured". from BBC. 17 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  3. India beat Sri Lanka to win ICC World Cup 2011 Times of India. Retrieved 20 November 2011
  4. Yuvraj Singh named man of the tournament Times of India. Retrieved 21 November 2011
  5. India unveil eight World Cup venues. Retrieved on 17 October 2009.
  6. Venues of 2011 World Cup by ICC Retrieved on 10 March 2010.