Dates: 19 February – 2 April 2011
Host(s): India India
Champions: India (2nd title)
Runners-up: Sri Lanka
Participants: 14 (from 104 entrants)
Attendance: 1,229,826 (25,098 per match)
Player of the series: India Yuvraj Singh
Most runs: Sri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan (500)
Pakistan Shahid Afridi (21)
India Zaheer Khan (21)
The 2011 Cricket World Cup and the tenth Cricket World Cup. It has been played in India, Sri Lanka, and (for the first time) Bangladesh. India won the tournament, defeating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final at Wankidi Stadium in Mumbai, thus becoming the first country to win a Cricket World Cup Final on home soil. India’s Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament. This was the first time in World Cup history that two Asian teams appeared in the final. It was also the first time since the 1992 World Cup that Australia did not participate in the final.
Fourteen national cricket teams participated in this tournament, including 10 full members and four associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, and the tournament was played between 19 February and 2 April. The first match between India and Bangladesh was held at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.
Pakistan was also scheduled to be a co-host, but after the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) canceled it, and the organizing committee headquarters, originally in Lahore, to Mumbai. Pakistan was scheduled to play 14 matches, including a semi-final match. Eight matches (including the semi-finals) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka, and two to Bangladesh.
The ICC announced on 30 April 2006 the countries that would host the 2011 World Cup. Australia and New Zealand also bid to host the tournament. If it had succeeded, they would have shared hosting equally, leaving the location of the final to be determined. Trans-Tasman’s bid, Beyond Boundaries, was the only bid to be delivered to the ICC headquarters in Dubai before the March 1 deadline, but Asian birds have been extended by the ICC. The New Zealand government had given assurances that Zimbabwe would be allowed to compete in the tournament, following political discussions in the country over whether their cricket team tour Zimbabwe in 2005.
The extra time needed for the Asian bid dampened his prospects, but when it came time to vote, Asia won the hosting rights by ten votes to three. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed that the West Indies Cricket Board vote was decisive, with the Asian bid backed by South Africa and Zimbabwe in addition to the four candidate countries. Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported that Asian countries had promised to hold cricket fundraising events in western India during the 2007 World Cup, which may have influenced the vote. However, IS Bindra, Chairman of the Asian Bid Monitoring Committee, said that their promise of additional profits of approximately US$400 million was crucial, that “there was no return for their support”, And that playing the West Indies “has nothing to do with the World Cup bid”. [15th]
In late 2007, the four host nations agreed to a modified format for the 2011 World Cup, similar to that of the 1996 World Cup, except that there would be 14 teams instead of 12. Each team in a group will play the others once, and the top four from each group qualify for the quarter-finals. This ensures that each team will play at least six matches.
According to ICC regulations, all 10 full members automatically qualify for the World Cup, including Zimbabweans who have given up trial play status until their team improves.
The ICC also organized a qualifying tournament in South Africa to determine the four participating teams that will take part in the 2011 event. Ireland, the best performing affiliate nation since the last World Cup, won the tournament by defeating Canada in the final. The Netherlands and Kenya qualified for the third and fourth places, respectively. All four associates retained their ODI status as well as Scotland, who this time failed to qualify for the World Cup.
List of qualified teams
The 14 teams that qualify for the final tournament
Group A group b
2 India (co-host)
4 South Africa
5 New Zealand
7 Sri Lanka (co-host)
8 West Indies
10 Bangladesh (co-host)
Fireworks at the opening ceremony
Pakistan loses its status as host In April 2009, the International Criminal Court announced that Pakistan had lost its right to co-host the 2011 World Cup due to concerns about the “uncertain security situation” in the country, particularly in the wake of the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s national cricket team in Lahore. PCB lose $10.5 million. This figure only took into account the $750,000 per match fee guaranteed by the ICC. The overall loss for PCBs and the Pakistani economy was expected to be much greater.
On April 9, 2009, PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt revealed that a legal notice had been issued opposing the ICC’s decision. However, the ICC claimed that the PCB was still a co-host and that they only relocated matches from Pakistan. Pakistan proposed that South Asia host the 2015 World Cup and Australia and New Zealand host the 2011 event, but this option was not well received by their hosts and was not implemented.
On 11 April 2005, the PCB Chairman, Shahryar Khan, announced an agreement on the allocation of the games, under which India would host the final, Pakistan and Sri Lanka would host the semi-finals, and Bangladesh would host the opening ceremony. After being stripped of its co-host status, Pakistan proposed to host its assigned games in the United Arab Emirates as a neutral venue. They have played matches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah in the previous months. [ need source ] On 28 April 2009, the ICC announced that matches that were scheduled to be played in Pakistan would be reallocated. As a result, India hosted 29 matches in eight stadiums, including the final and semi-finals; Sri Lanka hosted 12 matches in three stadiums, including a semi-final match. Bangladesh hosted 8 matches in two stadiums, as well as the opening ceremony on February 17, 2011.
On June 1, 2010, the first tranche of tickets went on sale after a meeting of the Championship’s Central Organizing Committee in Mumbai. In January 2011, the ICC declared the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata, India unfit and unlikely to be completed by February 27, when it was due to host a match between India and England. The match was moved to Bangalore.
Media and promotion
The ICC sold the broadcast rights for the 2011 event to ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket for about US$2 billion. For the first time, the tournament was broadcast in high-definition format and was to be covered by at least 27 cameras using the latest technology. It was also planned to be rolled out across platforms such as 3G online and mobile. This was the first time that an International Criminal Court (ICC) event had the Umpire Resolution Review System (UDRS).
The final was watched live by 135 million people in India, as recorded by rating agencies TAM and aMap, including 67.6 million viewers of Indian cable and satellite. The final was watched by 13.6% of Indian TV-equipped households on average, with a peak of 21.44% at the end of the game, thus hitting the semi-final between India and Pakistan, which has an estimated 11.74% TV rating in India for the entire match. The event was televised in 200 countries with over 2.2 billion viewers, the highest of any edition of the Cricket World Cup.
The official event ambassador was Sachin Tendulkar.
The official song for the 2011 Cricket World Cup has three versions, in Bengali, Hindi, and Sinhala, corresponding to the three host countries. “De Ghuma Ke” (Swing It Hard) is the Hindi version, composed by the Shankar-Ehsan-Loy trio. It uses a combination of Indian rhythms along with elements of rock and hip-hop. The Sinhalese version, “Sinha Udaane”, was modified by Sri Lankan R&B and hip-hop artist Ranidu Linkage and composed by poet Sheehan Galahitawa. Lancaj performed “Sinha Udan”.
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