Cricketing rivals Australia and New Zealand are working closely to host the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Equal share of matches have been allocated to both the countries. 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the eleventh Cricket World Cup. The location of the stadium for the final for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand has not been finalized. 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will be a fun party that wills last days.
Incidentally this is the first time since 1992 that a major international cricket tournament like World Cup, Champions Trophy or T20 World Cup is being held in Australia or New Zealand. The 2015 Cricket World Cup will be the 2nd time this tournament has been jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the first being the 1992 Cricket World Cup ,won by the Pakistan .
The hosting rights were awarded at the same time as those of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, which New Zealand and Australia had originally bid to host, and the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The 2011 tournament was awarded to the four Asian Test cricket playing countries India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in a 10 to 3 vote (although Pakistan has since lost its hosting rights). The International Cricket Council were sufficiently impressed with the trans-Tasman bid that it was decided to award the next world cup to them.
Castrol has recently tied up as the official ‘performance partner’ of ICC until the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Castrol is the only sponsor of the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2010, which has Sachin as Brand Ambassador. This places the world’s leading lubricant company in a unique position to leverage the partnership for itself and its consumers. Ravi Kirpalani, Automotive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Castrol India Limited, said: “We are really excited about joining forces with the cricketing legend – Sachin Tendulkar, as our global brand ambassador. With Castrol as the world’s greatest lubricant brand and Sachin as the world’s greatest cricketer, we see this partnership being tremendously successful”
The ICC, the International Federation for Cricket, they have various categories of membership. Australia and New Zealand are right up the top of course, test playing nations, but then you have categories of membership underneath that and some of our island countries are in the next level down called associate members and some of our other island countries are in a further category down called affiliate members. Now to move up into one of the higher categories, you have got to actually beat somebody who is ranked higher than you and the Pacific Games will now give some of our countries an opportunity to do that in an official tournament, so here at home.
ICC has announce world cup 2015 Schedule.Teams from five continents prepare to meet in Italy next month as the truly global nature of international cricket is illustrated once again with the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 4 (WCL Div. 4).Teams from Nepal, USA, Italy, Cayman Islands, Argentina and Tanzania will converge on Bologna to compete in the fourth step of the World Cricket League as they push ultimately towards inclusion in the next ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) which is scheduled for 2013.
The top four finishers of the ICC CWCQ 2013 win themselves a place at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be staged in Australia and New Zealand. The top two sides at WCL Div. 4, which will be played from 14 to 21 August in Bologna, will win promotion to the WCL Div. 3 to be staged in Hong Kong in January 2011. The sides are to be hosted on three grounds for the tournament – Pianora, Medicina and Bologna.