The ICC Cricket World Cup is the ICC's flagship one-day cricket event.
Nine editions of the tournament have taken place to date, with the event being won by Australia on four occasions (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007), West Indies twice (1975, 1979), and India (1983), Pakistan (1992) and Sri Lanka (1996) on one occasion.
The tournament has helped create some of the most memorable moments in the history of the sport, including one of the most dramatic games of all time, when Australia and South Africa tied the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 semi-final, and one of the greatest shocks, when India defeated West Indies in the final of the 1983 event.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is set to be one of the most exciting events in the history of the event, with the new quarter-final format set to create a fascinating finish to the tournament.
14 teams will take part in the tournament with games set to be broadcast to a global audience in over 180 territories and followed by millions on the internet, mobile and other media.