Cricket World Cup Hosts
The International Cricket Council's executive committee votes for the hosts of the tournament after examining the bids made by the nations keen to hold a Cricket World Cup. All the World Cup events so far have been held in nations in which cricket is a popular sport. Most of the tournaments have been jointly hosted by nations from the same geographical region, such as South Asia in 1987, 1996, and 2011 and Australasia in 1992, Southern Africa in 2003 and West Indies in 2007.
England have hosted the most World Cups - a total of 4 (including the first three World Cups). They hosted it in 1975, 1979, 1983, 1999 and will host their fifth in 2019. England are also the only nation to have hosted a World Cup alone, doing it in 1975 and 1979. In 1983 & 1999, despite being regarded as the only host for the tournament, some matches were played in Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland and Wales. The West Indies hosted the tournament in 2007 but are not considered as sole hosts because the West Indies represents a sporting confederation of 15 mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries, British dependencies and non-British dependencies.
London's Lord's Cricket Ground is the only venue to have hosted more than one World Cup Final match. Lord's was the venue of the final 4 times, i.e. for all World Cups hosted by England.
Sri Lanka and India are the only host nation to have won the World Cup, co-hosting and winning it in 1996 and 2011 respectively.
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