1975 cricket World Cup
The Cricket World Cup
(aka Prudential Cup, 1975) was the first edition of the tournament. It was held from June 7
to June 21
, 1975 in England
. 8 countries participated in the event. The preliminary matches were played in 2 groups of 4 each. The top two teams in each group played the semifinals, whose winners played the final.
The matches played consisted of 60 overs per team and were played in traditional white uniform and red balls. They were all played during the day and hence started early.
The Prudential Cup was lifted by Clive Lloyd, captain of the West Indies who started as the favorites to win the cup.
The countries participating were:
In the finals, the West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs. New Zealand and England were the other semifinalists.
Other Cricket World Cups
1975 - 1979 - 1983 - 1987 - 1992 - 1996 - 1999 - 2003 - 2007