Notable cricketing contributions include Sachin Tendulkar's match winning last over for India against South Africa in the Semi-finals (also the first match under lights at the Eden Gardens),Anil Kumbles 6/12 for India against the West Indies in the final – a match winning effort and then the best bowling figures by an Indian in limited overs cricket,Sanath Jayasuria opening the batting for the first time for Sri Lanka and Jonty Rhodes's world record five catches for South Africa against the West Indies.
Two of the matches involved crowd trouble, first in Ahmedabad, where crowd trouble interrupted play and in Calcutta, where a firecracker exploded in West Indian Keith Arthurtons face.
Hero Cup was the first tournament to be broadcast live on a satellite channel, Star TV. Until the Hero Cup in 1993, state terrestrial broadcaster Doordarshan had a monopoly on broadcast of cricket matches in India. Doordarshan claimed violation of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 act, claiming the broadcast right was public property and had to be uplinked from India (Star TV uplinks from Hong Kong). The matter went up to the Supreme Court in 1995, which held that broadcast rights could not be treated as public property.