Yes, if you didn’t know already, Australia and New Zealand will both be hosting Cricket World Cup 2015 and we at Ticketbis are excited at the idea to be selling all the Cricket World Cup tickets you could need! With Cricket standing as one of the oldest sports in mankind’s history, this is your chance to watch some of the world’s greatest cricket teams come together and play some truly impressive cricket! For those worried about the enduring levels of Test cricket, then worry no more as the ICC World Cup stands as the international championship of One Day International (ODI) cricket! All the excitement of cricket summarised into one intense day, means you’ve got the chance to see a whole match unfold before your very eyes! So don’t waste a second more and buy your Cricket World Cup tickets here at Ticketbis, and get ready for day full of bowls, runs and umpire questioning!
With international Test having been played since the early nineteenth century, a shortened version of cricket only really came into formation in the early sixties! Popular demand for the new form of cricket quickly lead to domestic ODI competitions in both England and Australia. With popularity and demand rising for this new form, a world tournament was destined. What’s interesting is it was Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer, who formed the first ODI world tournament, known as the World Series Cricket. Incorporating similar features that made both soccer and AFL so popular, Packer’s series featured coloured uniforms for each team for easy distinction, night matches with a white ball and dark sight screens, multiple camera angles, effects microphones and on-screen graphics. With Packer’s World Series proving so popular, the ICC began organising their own Cricket World Cup, incorporating many of the changes Packer had made to the one-day sport. In nineteen seventy-five, the eight teams to participate in the inaugural Cricket World Cup include the six Test nations at the time: Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies, along with Sri Lanka and East Africa (A composite team made from various African countries). Due to apartheid, South Africa was omitted from the competition, and did not enter the ICC Cricket World Cup until ninety-two! While Packer’s World Series Cricket eventually lost momentum and dwindled in nineteen seventy-nine, the ICC Cricket World Cup endured and has become the third largest televised tournament in the world, second only to the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics! With such a high spectatorship, become a true part of the action and buy your Cricket World Cup tickets now!
The format for the tournament has changed greatly over time, originally played by eight teams divided into two groups. With the inclusion of more countries the format has evolved to accommodate fourteen teams! The ten ICC full member nations qualify automatically, with four associate or affiliate member nations given the chance to qualify. Qualification comes from the performance of the WCL Championship, and the World Cup Qualifier. The Structure of the tournament consists of the fourteen teams being divided into two groups of seven. Each team in the group plays the other six once, before the top four teams from each group are decided to advance to the quarter-finals, and so on. Through this format, each team gets to play a minimum of six matches even if they exit in the group stage.
With both Australia and New Zealand set to host, there’s no doubt in the quality of venues in this coming ICC Cricket World Cup! Cricket fans can expect for games to be hosted at the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, the recently rebuilt Adelaide Oval, Perth’s WACA Ground, Auckland’s stunning Eden Park, the Wellington Regional Stadium and a host of other stunning locations! Be it in Tasmania or Queensland, Christchurch or Auckland we at Ticketbis aim to get you all the 2015 Cricket World Cup tickets you could want! So don’t waste a moment more and buy your tickets for the Cricket World Cup now, here at Ticketbis!