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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The 11th edition of ICC Cricket world cup is also known as 2015 cricket world cup which has been scheduled to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March. There are 49 matches will be played throughout the tournament in 14 venues. The opening match of ICC world cup 2015 will be held between hosts New Zealand and 2011 world cup finalist Sri Lanka on 14th Feb at Christchurch.

ICC cricket world cup 2015 fixtures, venues, teams, schedule and broadcasters.

India is the defending champion in 2015 world cup as they won 2011 world championship by defeating Sri Lanka in the final. This is the second occasion when Australia and New Zealand are hosting ICC world cup after 1992 world cup. Winner of 2015 cricket world cup will be decided on 29 March at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne and will receive 39,75,000 US dollars as prize money.

Read more: Who will win ICC world cup 2015

International Cricket Council has declared that if 2015 world cup final is not being played due to any reason, both qualified final teams will be jointly announced as world cup holders.

Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony and events of 2015 ICC world cup will be organized in Christchurch and Melbourne on 12th January.

VENUES

There are 14 venues decided to host cricket world cup in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart and Canberra are the Australian cities to host ICC world cup. Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin to organize cricket world cup in New Zealand.

ICC world cup 2015 venues australia new zealand.

TEAMS

There are 14 participating nations in cricket world cup 2015. Top 10 teams directly qualified for CWC15 as per ICC regulations. Rest four nations come from qualifier tournament which was held in 2014. Scotland beat UAE in Cricket world cup qualifier 2014 and both sides qualified for the main ICC world championship 2015. Afghanistan and Ireland come from 2011-13 ICC World Cricket League Championship.

See more: ICC Cricket World Cup 15-man squads 2015

All 14 playing nations are categorized in two pools: each consisting 7 teams. Top 4 countries from each group will qualify for quarter-finals after completion of group stage matches.

POOL A POOL B
England South Africa
Australia India
Sri Lanka Pakistan
Bangladesh West Indies
New Zealand Zimbabwe
Afghanistan Ireland
Scotland UAE

Match Officials

Match officials for 11th ICC world cup are announced and all 12 members of ICC elite panel umpires will be responsible to organize matches successfully. Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires in the inaugural match of world cup between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. David Boon will be the match referee in 2015 cricket world cup opener. 

Warm-Up Matches

ICC has scheduled 14 non-ODI warm up matches for cricket world cup 2015 before main event begins. First practice match of 2015 cricket world cup will be played between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval on 8 February. Final warm up game of icc world cup scheduled to be played between Afghanistan and United Arab Emirates on 13th February at Junction Oval in Melbourne.

DATE/TIME FIXTURE VENUE
8 February, 2015/ 14:00 (AEDT) India vs Australia Adelaide
9 February, 2015/ 11:00 (NZT) South Africa vs Sri Lanka Hagley Oval, Christchurch
9 February, 2015/ 11:00 (NZT) New Zealand vs Zimbabwe Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch
9 February, 2015/ 14:30 (AEDT) England vs West Indies SCG, Sydney
9 February, 2015/ 14:30 (AEDT) Pakistan vs Bangladesh Blacktown ISP, Sydney
10 February, 2015/ 14:30 (AEDT) Ireland vs Scotland Blacktown ISP, Sydney
10 February, 2015/ 14:00 (AEDT) India vs Afghanistan Adelaide
11 February, 2015/ 11:00 (NZT) New Zealand vs South Africa Hagley Oval, Christchurch
11 February, 2015/ 11:00 (NZT) Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Christchurch
11 February, 2015/ 14:30 (AEDT) Australia vs UAE MCG, Melbourne
11 February, 2015/ 14:30 (AEDT) England vs Pakistan SCG, Sydney
12 February, 2015/ 10:00 (AEDT) West Indies vs Scotland SCG, Sydney
12 February, 2015/ 10:00 (AEDT) Ireland vs Bangladesh Blacktown ISP, Sydney
13 February, 2015/ 10:00 (AEDT) Afghanistan vs UAE Junction Oval, Melbourne

FIXTURES

The inaugural game of 2015 cricket world cup will be played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Christchurch. 49 matches are scheduled to be hosted during tournament including quarter-finals, semi-finals and the grand finale.

Initially it was decided that if final match goes to tie, the finalist teams would be declared world cup champions but International Cricket Council revoked the decision. Now if 2015 ICC world Cup final is a tie, then Super Over will decided the world cup champion.

DATE / DAY MATCH FIXTURES VENUE
14 February, 2015 / Saturday Match 1, Day Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Christchurch
14 February, 2015 / Saturday Match 2, D/N England vs Australia Melbourne
15 February, 2015 / Sunday Match 3, D/N South Africa vs Zimbabwe Hamilton
15 February, 2015 / Sunday Match 4, D/N India vs Pakistan Adelaide
16 February, 2015 / Monday Match 5, Day West Indies vs Ireland Nelson
17 February, 2015 / Tuesday Match 6, Day New Zealand vs Scotland Dunedin
18 February, 2015 / Wednesday Match 7, D/N Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Canberra
19 February, 2015 / Thursday Match 8, Day Zimbabwe vs UAE Nelson
20 February, 2015 / Friday Match 9, D/N England vs New Zealand Wellington
21 February, 2015 / Saturday Match 10, Day Pakistan vs West Indies Christchurch
21 February, 2015 / Saturday Match 11, D/N Australia vs Bangladesh Brisbane
22 February, 2015 / Sunday Match 12, Day Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dunedin
22 February, 2015 / Sunday Match 13, D/N South Africa vs India Melbourne
23 February, 2015 / Monday Match 14, Day England vs Scotland Christchurch
24 February, 2015 / Tuesday Match 15, D/N West Indies vs Zimbabwe Canberra
25 February, 2015 / Wednesday Match 16, D/N Ireland vs UAE Brisbane
26 February, 2015 / Thursday Match 17, Day Afghanistan vs Scotland Dunedin
26 February, 2015 / Thursday Match 18, D/N Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Melbourne
27 February, 2015 / Friday Match 19, D/N South Africa vs West Indies Sydney
28 February, 2015 / Saturday Match 20, D/N Australia vs New Zealand Auckland
28 February, 2015 / Saturday Match 21, D/N India vs UAE Perth
01 March, 2015 / Sunday Match 22, Day England vs Sri Lanka Wellington
01 March, 2015 / Sunday Match 23, D/N Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Brisbane
03 March, 2015 / Tuesday Match 24, D/N South Africa vs Ireland Canberra
04 March, 2015 / Wednesday Match 25, D/N Pakistan vs UAE Napier
04 March, 2015 / Wednesday Match 26, D/N Australia vs Afghanistan Perth
05 March, 2015 / Thursday Match 27, Day Bangladesh vs Scotland Nelson
06 March, 2015 / Friday Match 28, D/N India vs West Indies Perth
07 March, 2015 / Saturday Match 29, D/N South Africa vs Pakistan Auckland
07 March, 2015 / Saturday Match 30, D/N Zimbabwe vs Ireland Hobart
08 March, 2015 / Sunday Match 31, Day New Zealand vs Afghanistan Napier
08 March, 2015 / Sunday Match 32, D/N Australia vs Sri Lanka Sydney
09 March, 2015 / Monday Match 33, D/N England vs Bangladesh Adelaide
10 March, 2015 / Tuesday Match 34, D/N India vs Ireland Hamilton
11 March, 2015 / Wednesday Match 35, D/N Sri Lanka vs Scotland Hobart
12 March, 2015 / Thursday Match 36, D/N South Africa vs UAE Wellington
13 March, 2015 / Friday Match 37, D/N Bangladesh vs New Zealand Hamilton
13 March, 2015 / Friday Match 38, D/N England vs Afghanistan Sydney
14 March, 2015 / Saturday Match 39, D/N India vs Zimbabwe Auckland
14 March, 2015 / Saturday Match 40, D/N Australia vs Scotland Hobart
15 March, 2015 / Sunday Match 41, Day West Indies vs UAE Napier
15 March, 2015 / Sunday Match 42, D/N Pakistan vs Ireland Adelaide
18 March, 2015 / Monday Match 43, D/N Q1: Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sydney
19 March, 2015 / Tuesday Match 44, D/N Q2: Bangladesh vs India Melbourne
20 March, 2015 / Wednesday Match 45, D/N Q3: Australia vs Pakistan Adelaide
21 March, 2015 / Thursday Match 46, D/N Q4: New Zealand vs West Indies Wellington
24 March, 2015 / Sunday Match 47, D/N SF1: New Zealand vs South Africa Auckland
26 March, 2015 / Tuesday Match 48, D/N SF2: Australia vs India Sydney
29 March, 2015 / Friday Match 49, D/N Final: India vs SF2 Melbourne

See more: Cricket World Cup 2015 fixtures in IST

TELECAST

The ICC has given official broadcasting rights to ESPN, Star Sports and Star Cricket for world cup 2015. Different broadcasters will telecast competition live in various countries across the globe.

Country Broadcaster
Australia
  • Nine Network (Free to Air)
  • Fox Sports (Cable/Satellite)
New Zealand
  • Sky Sports
Afghanistan
  • Ariana Television Network
  • Lemar Tv
India
  • DD National (Free to Air)
  • Star Sports (Cable/Satellite)
Europe
  • Eurosport2
Africa
  • South African Broadcasting Corporation
Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Television
Nepal
  • Star Sports
China
  • Star Sports
Fiji
  • Fiji TV
Pakistan
  • PTV Sports
Canada
  • Asian Television Network
West Indies
  • Caribbean Media Corporation
Jamaica
  • Television Jamaica
United Kingdom
  • Sky Sports
Singapore
  • Star Cricket
Ireland
  • Sky Sports

Fantasy League

International Cricket Council has announced official fantasy cricket league for 2015 ICC world cup. You can choose your XI for the tournament and win exciting prizes from ICC. There are two games in fantasy league i.e. Tournament mode and Match mode. You have to choose at least one wicket-keeper, four batsmen, two bowlers and one all-rounder in your 11. You are given one million credits for selecting the team.

Official mobile app

ICC launched official app for 2015 cricket world cup. Downloading this app on your Android and Apple device you’ll be able to get latest match scores, updates, teams, news, schedule and much more. It will also allow you to predict favorite team in world cup 2015.

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