The first Cricket World Cup was held in 1975 in England, and the first match of that tournament was played on June 7, 1975, between England and India at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. England won the match by 202 runs.
Which country host
The first Cricket World Cup was held in England
How much team participated
In the first Cricket World Cup in 1975, a total of 8 teams participated. These teams were:
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
- East Africa (a team made up of players from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia)
Since then, the number of teams participating in the Cricket World Cup has varied from tournament to tournament. In the most recent edition of the World Cup, held in 2019, 10 teams participated.
Semi Finals Teams
The first Cricket World Cup semi final was played in the second edition of the tournament in 1979. In that edition, the format of the tournament was slightly different than the first edition. Instead of two groups, there was a single group of eight teams and the top four teams from the group stage advanced to the semifinals.
The first semifinal was played between England and New Zealand on June 20, 1979, at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. England won the match by nine runs and advanced to the final, where they lost to the West Indies.
Final Win Team
The first Cricket World Cup final was played in 1975 between the West Indies and Australia at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, England. The West Indies won the match by 17 runs to become the first-ever World Cup champions.
panel of six umpires
The first Cricket World Cup in 1975 was umpired by a panel of six umpires. The umpires for the final of the 1975 World Cup between West Indies and Australia were Dickie Bird of England and Tom Spencer of New Zealand.
The first Cricket World Cup in 1975 was televised, and commentary was provided by a team of broadcasters from the BBC in the United Kingdom. The lead commentator for the final between West Indies and Australia was John Arlott, who was a well-known cricket commentator and writer. He was joined in the commentary box by former England captain Ted Dexter and Australian cricketer and commentator Richie Benaud.
Final teams Players names
The West Indies cricket team won the first-ever Cricket World Cup in 1975. The players in the West Indies team that won the final against Australia were:
- Clive Lloyd (captain)
- Roy Fredericks
- Alvin Kallicharran
- Rohan Kanhai
- Keith Boyce
- Bernard Julien
- Vivian Richards
- Deryck Murray (wicket-keeper)
- Andy Roberts
- Gordon Greenidge
- Vanburn Holder
Notably, this was a strong and talented team that went on to dominate world cricket for several years after the World Cup victory.