The ICC Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of men's One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organized by the sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years. The tournament is the world's 3rdlargest (with only the FIFA World Cup and the Summer Olympics exceeding it) and most viewed sporting event. Brief history The first Cricket World Cup contest was organized in England in 1975. Most ICC members believed England to be a more suitable venue because the longer period of daylight in England in June meant that a match could be completed in one day. But the situation has changed in 1987 Cricket World Cup was the first hosted outside England, held in India and Pakistan. The finals of the Cricket World Cup are contested by all ten Test-playing and ODI-playing nations, together with other nations that qualify through the World Cup Qualifier. Australia has been the most successful of the five teams to have won the tournament, taking four titles. The West Indies have won twice, while Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka have each won once. Economic growth of hosted countries of few past mega event If we scrutinize such kind of mega event around the world we will see a handsome growth of economy of the host country of that event. As example we can take the name of Africa the host of Football world cup of last year. African has seen a very massive growth in there economy by showing their culture and have done a successful trade of their culture. We can say that the African whistle is very mush popular now around the world. Only with the announcement of the next Football world cup host Brazilians have seen a quick growth in their economy even after the great recession. Through cricket our neighboring country India has created a very good impression over the world as hospitable nation to attract the tourist and they are almost successful. No doubt that Indian media has grown in a very massive and responsible way with keeping pace with Cricket and doing a great business around the world. They have built a wide range advertising business centering cricket which is the result of world cup hosting.
ImpactBangladesh has just got a huge opportunity to get closer to millions of people through which the image of our country would be elevated. It will, thus, give an opportunity to Bangladesh to change the momentum of its economy. We have a lot of opportunity and we should not leave this opportunity without using it properly. The impacts and benefits of world cup cricket are given
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- Fall '14
- Macroeconomics, world cup, International Cricket Council, Cricket World Cup