January 21, 2011

2011 World Cup the most expensive cricket tournament

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is going to be the most expensive cricket tournament with a proximate cost of over 100 million$ .The tournament will be co-hosted by India Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Pakistan, the fourth Test-playing nation in South Asia, was kept beyond the list of co- host nation due to security concerns.

14 countries will compete for the most prestigious cricket trophy.. In group A the defending champion Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Canada and Kenya will play among themselves. Group B includes India, South Africa, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland and Netherlands. The nations will play 52 matches in total.

The tournament will continue for 43-days. 52 matches will be played in 13 venues of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Sri Lanka will host 12 matches in three venues with one quarterfinal and one semifinal match. 4 matches will be in Bangladesh. All the rest 36 matches are going to be hosted by India. The final is scheduled to be held on April 2 at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.