The 2011 ICC 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 (for the first time) Bangladesh. Pakistan was also scheduled to be a co-host, but after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) cancelled that,[1] and the headquarters of the organising committee, originally in Lahore, was transferred to Mumbai.[2] Pakistan was to have held 14 matches, including one semi-final.[3] Eight of the games (including the semi-final) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka, and two to Bangladesh.[4]

All the matches were One Day Internationals, and all were played over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams took part, including ten full members and four associate members of the ICC.[5] The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka,[6] and the tournament was played between 19 February and 2 April. The first match was played between India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.[7] The final was between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil.[8][9] India's Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament.[10] This was the first time in World Cup history that two Asian teams had appeared in the final. It was also the first time since the 1992 World Cup that the final match did not feature Australia.

1 Host selection
1.1 Bids
2 Format
3 Qualification
3.1 List of qualified teams
4 Preparations
4.1 Pakistan loses co-host status
4.2 Allocation of matches
4.3 Media and promotion
5 Opening ceremony
6 Prize money
7 Venues
8 Umpires
9 Squads
10 Matches
10.1 Warm-up matches
10.2 Group stage
10.2.1 Group A
10.2.2 Group B
10.3 Knockout stage
10.3.1 Quarter-finals
10.3.2 Semi-finals
10.3.3 Final
11 Statistics
12 Controversies
13 See also
14 References and notes
15 External links
Host selection[edit]

The ICC announced which countries would host the 2011 World Cup on 30 April 2006. Australia and New Zealand had also bid for the tournament; if successful, they would have shared the hosting equally, leaving the location of the final still to be decided. The Trans–Tasman bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only one delivered to the ICC headquarters in Dubai before the 1 March deadline, but the Asian bidders were granted an extension by the ICC.[11] The New Zealand government had given assurance that Zimbabwe would be allowed to compete in the tournament, following political discussions in the country[which?] over whether their cricket team should be allowed to tour Zimbabwe in 2005.[citation needed]

The extra time needed for the Asian bid had weakened its prospects, but when the time came to vote, Asia won the hosting rights by ten votes to three.[11] The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed that the vote of the West Indies Cricket Board was decisive, as the Asian bid had the support of South Africa and Zimbabwe as well as the four bidding countries.[12] The Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that the Asian countries had promised to hold fund-raising events for West Indian cricket during the 2007 World Cup, which may have influenced the vote.[13] However, I. S. Bindra, chairman of the Monitoring Committee of the Asian bid, said that their promise of extra profits of around US$400 million had been decisive,[14] that there "was no quid pro quo for their support",[15] and that playing the West Indies had "nothing to do with the World Cup bid".[15]

The ICC prefers to rotate World Cup venues between major cricket playing nations. They have been hosted by England (in 1975, 1979, and 1983), India and Pakistan (1987), Australia and New Zealand (1992), India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka (1996), England and the Netherlands (1999),...
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