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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
2011 Cricket World Cup Logo.svg
Official logo of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
Dates 19 February – 2 April
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One-Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
Champions  India (2nd title)
Participants 14 (from 104 entrants)
Matches played 49
Attendance 1,229,826 (25,098 per match)
Man of the Series India Yuvraj Singh
Most runs Sri Lanka Tillakaratne Dilshan (500)
Most wickets
Official website icc-cricket.com[dead link]
2007
2015

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.

Host selection[edit]

The ICC announced on 30 April 2006 which countries would host the 2011 World Cup. 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 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), South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya (2003), and the West Indies (2007). Australia/New Zealand were awarded the 2015 World Cup.

Format[edit]

Late in 2007, the four host nations agreed on a revised format for the 2011 World Cup, identical to that of the 1996 World Cup, except that there would be 14 teams instead of 12. The first round of the tournament would consist of two groups of seven teams. Each team in a group would play all the others once, and the top four from each group would qualify for the quarter-finals.[16] This ensured that every team would play at least six matches.

Qualification[edit]

As per ICC regulations, all 10 full members automatically qualify for the World Cup, including Zimbabwe who have given up their Test playing status until the standard of their team improves.[17]

The ICC also organised a qualifying tournament in South Africa to determine which Associate teams would participate in 2011 event. Ireland, who had been the best performing Associate nation since the last World Cup, won the tournament, beating Canada in the final. The Netherlands and Kenya also qualified by virtue of finishing third and fourth respectively.[18]

List of qualified teams[edit]

The following 14 teams qualified for the final tournament.

Group A Group B
Rank Team Rank Team
Full Members
1  Australia 2  India
3  Pakistan 4  South Africa
5  New Zealand 6  England
7  Sri Lanka 8  West Indies
9  Zimbabwe 10  Bangladesh
Associate Members
11  Canada 12  Ireland
13  Kenya 14  Netherlands

Preparations[edit]

Pakistan loses co-host status[edit]

In April 2009 the ICC announced that Pakistan had lost its right to co-host the 2011 World Cup because of concerns about the "uncertain security situation" in the country, especially in the aftermath of the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore.[19][20] The PCB estimated that this would lose them $10.5 million.[21] This figure took account only of the fees of $750,000 per match guaranteed by the ICC. The overall loss to the PCB and the Pakistani economy were expected to be much greater.

On 9 April 2009 PCB chairman Ijaz Butt revealed that they had issued a legal notice to oppose ICC's decision.[22] The ICC, however, claimed that the PCB was still a co-host, and that they had only relocated the matches out of Pakistan.[23] Pakistan proposed that South Asia host the 2015 World Cup and that Australia and New Zealand host the 2011 event, but this option did not find favour with their co-hosts and was not implemented.[24]

Allocation of matches[edit]

On 11 April 2005 PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan announced an agreement on the allocation of games,[25] under which India would host the final, Pakistan and Sri Lanka the semi-finals,[26] and Bangladesh the opening ceremony.[27] After being stripped of its status as a co-host, Pakistan proposed to host its allocated games in the United Arab Emirates as a neutral venue. They had played matches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah in the preceding months.[citation needed] On 28 April 2009, however, the ICC announced that matches originally intended to be played in Pakistan would be reallocated. As a result, India hosted 29 matches across eight venues, including the final and one semi-final; Sri Lanka hosted 12 matches at three venues, including one semi-final; and Bangladesh hosted 8 matches at two grounds, as well as the opening ceremony on 17 February 2011.[28]

On 1 June 2010 the first tranche of tickets were put on sale after a meeting of the tournament's Central Organising Committee in Mumbai. The cheapest tickets cost 20 US cents in Sri Lanka.[29] In January 2011 the ICC declared the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata, India, to be unfit and unlikely to be complete by 27 February, when it was scheduled to host a match between India and England. The match was moved to Bangalore.[30]

Media and promotion[edit]

The official song of the 2011 World Cup

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The World Cup has grown as a media event with each tournament. The ICC sold the broadcasting rights for the 2011 event to ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket for around US$2 billion. At least 2 billion people from more than 180 countries around the world were expected to watch. For the first time the ICC Cricket World Cup was broadcast in high-definition format, and it was to be covered by at least 27 cameras using recent technoloy. It was also planned to be shown across platforms such as online and mobile 3G. It was the first time that an ICC event had the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS).[31]

The official event ambassador was Sachin Tendulkar.[32]

Stumpy, the official mascot

Song[edit]

The official song of the 2011 Cricket World Cup has three versions, in Bengali, Hindi, and Sinhala, corresponding to the three host countries.[33] "De Ghuma Ke" (Swing It Hard) is the Hindi version, composed by the trio of Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy.[34] It employs an array of Indian rhythms combined with elements of rock and hip hop. The Sinhala version, "Sinha Udaane", was adapted by Sri Lankan R&B and hip hop artist Ranidu Lankage and composed by lyricist Shehan Galahitiyawa.[35] Both songs were performed at the opening ceremony. "Sinha Udaane" was performed by Lankage.[36]

Mascot[edit]

Stumpy, a young elephant, was the official mascot for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.[37] He was unveiled at a function in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 2 April 2010,[38] and his name was revealed on 2 August 2010 after an online competition conducted by the ICC in the last week of July.[39]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony was held in the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 17 February 2011, two days before the first match.

Prize money[edit]

The 2011 Cricket World Cup winning team would be taking home a prize money of US$ 3 million and US$ 1.5 million for runner-up, with the International Cricket Council deciding to double the total allocation for the coveted tournament to US$ 10 million. The winning team will also take home a replica of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy, that has been awarded since 1999. The decision was taken at the ICC Board meeting which was held in Dubai on April 20, 2010.[40][41] The total prize money on offer for the tournament for the teams placing from 1st to 8th is US$18.75 million. The prize money was distributed as follows:[42]

Venues[edit]

All the Indian stadiums for the tournament had been finalised by mid-October 2009,[43] and those of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in late October 2009. The ICC announced all the venues in Mumbai on 2 November 2009. Two new stadiums were constructed in Kandy and Hambantota, Sri Lanka, for the event.[44]

India India
Kolkata Chennai New Delhi Nagpur Ahmedabad
Eden Gardens M. A. Chidambaram Stadium Feroz Shah Kotla Ground Vidarbha Cricket
Association Stadium
Sardar Patel Stadium
Capacity: 66,349 Capacity: 37,220 Capacity: 40,715 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 54,000
Eden Gardens.jpg M A Chidambaram Stadium 56.JPG Feroz Shah Kotla - WI vs RSA03.jpg VCA Jamtha 1.JPG Sardar Patel Stadium.JPG
Mumbai Mohali Bangalore
Wankhede Stadium Punjab Cricket
Association Stadium
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 42,000 Capacity: 36,430
Wankhede ICC WCF.jpg LightsMohali.png MChinnaswamy-Stadium.jpg
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Bangladesh Bangladesh
Colombo Pallekele Hambantota Chittagong Dhaka
R. Premadasa Stadium Pallekele International
Cricket Stadium
Mahinda Rajapaksa
International Stadium
Zohur Ahmed
Chowdhury Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National
Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 26,000
RPS,Colombo.jpg Pallekele 2.JPG Hambantota International Cricket Stadium.jpg Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium at night.png Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.jpg
Venues in Sri Lanka
Venues in Bangladesh

Umpires[edit]

The Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires excluding a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque (Bangladesh) to officiate at the World Cup: 5 from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies.

Squads[edit]

Each country chose a 30-member preliminary squad, which would then be reduced to 15. All the 14 teams announced their final squads before 19 January 2011.

Matches[edit]

Warm-up matches[edit]

The following 14 warm-up matches were played before the World Cup started.[45][46] For statistical purposes, these matches are not considered to be One Day Internationals.

Group stage[edit]

The top four teams from the two groups qualified for the quarter-finals.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts
 Pakistan 6 5 1 0 0 +0.758 10
 Sri Lanka 6 4 1 0 1 +2.582 9
 Australia 6 4 1 0 1 +1.123 9
 New Zealand 6 4 2 0 0 +1.135 8
 Zimbabwe 6 2 4 0 0 +0.030 4
 Canada 6 1 5 0 0 −1.987 2
 Kenya 6 0 6 0 0 −3.042 0

The top four teams from each group qualified for the quarter-finals (indicated in green).

20 February 2011
Scorecard
Kenya 
69 (23.5 overs)
v
 New Zealand
72/0 (8 overs)
20 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
332/7 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
122 (36.5 overs)
21 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
262/6 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
171 (46.2 overs)
23 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
317/7 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
112 (33.1 overs)
25 February 2011
Scorecard
New Zealand 
206 (45.1 overs)
v
 Australia
207/3 (34 overs)
26 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
277/7 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
266/9 (50 overs)
28 February 2011
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
298/9 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
123 (42.1 overs)
1 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kenya 
142 (43.4 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
146/1 (18.4 overs)
3 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Pakistan 
184 (43 overs)
v
 Canada
138 (42.5 overs)
4 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
162 (46.2 overs)
v
 New Zealand
166/0 (33.3 overs)
5 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
146/3 (32.5 overs)
v
7 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kenya 
198 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
199/5 (45.3 overs)
8 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
302/7 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
192 (41.4 overs)
10 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
327/6 (50 overs)
v
 Zimbabwe
188 (39 overs)
13 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
358/6 (50 overs)
v
 Canada
261/9 (50 overs)
13 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
324/6 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
264/6 (50 overs)
14 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
151/7 (39.4/39.4 overs)
v
 Pakistan
164/3 (34.1/38 overs)
16 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Canada 
211 (45.4 overs)
v
 Australia
212/3 (34.5 overs)
18 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
265/9 (50 overs)
v
 New Zealand
153 (35 overs)
19 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
176 (46.4 overs)
v
 Pakistan
178/6 (41 overs)
20 March 2011
Scorecard
Zimbabwe 
308/6 (50 overs)
v
 Kenya
147 (36 overs)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L T NR NRR Pts
 South Africa 6 5 1 0 0 +2.026 10
 India 6 4 1 1 0 +0.900 9
 England 6 3 2 1 0 +0.072 7
 West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 +1.066 6
 Bangladesh 6 3 3 0 0 –1.361 6
 Ireland 6 2 4 0 0 –0.696 4
 Netherlands 6 0 6 0 0 –2.045 0

The top four teams from each group qualified for the Quarter finals (indicated in green).

19 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
370/4 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
283/9 (50 overs)
22 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Netherlands 
292/6 (50 overs)
v
 England
296/4 (48.4 overs)
24 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies 
222 (47.3 overs)
v
 South Africa
223/3 (42.5 overs)
25 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
205 (49.2 overs)
v
 Ireland
178 (45 overs)
27 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
338 (49.5 overs)
v
 England
338/8 (50 overs)
28 February 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies 
330/8 (50 overs)
v
 Netherlands
115 (31.3 overs)
2 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
327/8 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
329/7 (49.1 overs)
3 March 2011
Scorecard
South Africa 
351/5 (50 overs)
v
 Netherlands
120 (34.5 overs)
4 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
58 (18.5 overs)
v
 West Indies
59/1 (12.2 overs)
6 March 2011
Scorecard
England 
171 (45.4 overs)
v
 South Africa
165 (47.4 overs)
6 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Ireland 
207 (47.5 overs)
v
 India
210/5 (46.0 overs)
9 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Netherlands 
189 (46.4 overs)
v
 India
191/5 (36.3 overs)
11 March 2011
Scorecard
West Indies 
275 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
231 (49 overs)
11 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
225 (49.4 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
227/8 (49 overs)
12 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
296 (48.4 overs)
v
 South Africa
300/7 (49.4 overs)
14 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Netherlands 
160 (46.2 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
166/4 (40.2 overs)
15 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
272/7 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
141 (33.2 overs)
17 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
243 (48.4 overs)
v
 West Indies
225 (44.4 overs)
18 March 2011
Scorecard
Netherlands 
306 (50 overs)
v
 Ireland
307/4 (47.4 overs)
19 March 2011
Scorecard
South Africa 
284/8 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
78 (28 overs)
20 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
268 (49.1 overs)
v
 West Indies
188 (43 overs)

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
23 March – Dhaka, Bangladesh        
  West Indies  112
30 March – Mohali, India
  Pakistan  113/0  
  Pakistan  231
24 March – Ahmedabad, India
      India  260/9  
  Australia  260/6
2 April – Mumbai, India
  India  261/5  
  India  277/4
25 March – Dhaka, Bangladesh    
    Sri Lanka  274/6
  New Zealand  221/8
29 March – Colombo, Sri Lanka
  South Africa   172  
  New Zealand  217
26 March – Colombo, Sri Lanka
      Sri Lanka  220/5  
  England  229/6
  Sri Lanka  231/0  
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

23 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
West Indies 
112 (43.3 overs)
v
 Pakistan
113/0 (20.5 overs)
24 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
260/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
261/5 (47.4 overs)
25 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
New Zealand 
221/8 (50 overs)
v
 South Africa
172 (43.2 overs)
26 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
England 
229/6 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
231/0 (39.3 overs)

Semi-finals[edit]

29 March 2011
Scorecard
New Zealand 
217 (48.5 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
220/5 (47.5 overs)
30 March 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
India 
260/9 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
231(49.5 overs)

Final[edit]

2 April 2011 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sri Lanka 
274/6 (50 overs)
v
 India
277/4 (48.2 overs)

Statistics[edit]

Controversies[edit]

  • Bangladeshi fans threw rocks at the West Indies team bus as it returned players to their hotel after their win over Bangladesh in Dhaka on 4 March. It was later claimed that the rock-throwers had confused the bus with the Bangladesh team bus.[47] The elite Rapid Action Battalion of Bangladesh arrested 38 people after the attack, and the West Indians later received an apology.[48]
  • The political party Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt the final in Mumbai if the Pakistani team qualified.[49]
  • The Umpire Decision Review System came under scrutiny when Indian captain M.S. Dhoni complained after a little-known 2.5-metre rule was applied in the appeal against dismissal of Ian Bell for leg before wicket during the India–England group-stage match, which eventually ended in a tie.[50] The rules were subsequently revised and the umpires were given new guidelines.[51] The Sri Lankan captain, Kumar Sangakkara, later criticised the decision to alter the 2.5-metre rule while a tournament was in progress.[citation needed]
  • In the final between India and Sri Lanka, loud crowd noise prevented match referee Jeff Crowe from hearing Sri Lankan captain Sangakkara's call as the coin was tossed by Indian captain Dhoni. The toss had to be redone – an extremely unusual event, especially at as prominent an event as the World Cup final.[52]

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

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