The Business of… the ICC World Cup
Kipp’s got Cricket Fever, what with the ICC World Cup on and all. We take a look at the workings of arguably the biggest tournament in the world’s second biggest sport.
February 20, 2011 3:45 by Eva Fernandes
The International Cricket Council, the main cricket governing body, organizes a world cup every four years. And though cricket might be an old sport: apparently the game has said to be known to be played as far back as the 16th century, One Day International tournaments (ODI’s) aren’t. In fact, the first world cup was played just 35 years ago, in 1975. But that doesn’t mean the tournament isn’t well loved around the globe. Popularized by the British Empire, the game itself is still played in most of Britain’s former colonies: the International Cricket Council (the ICC) boasts more than 100 countries as members, making the game the second most popular in the world.
Petrol to cost nearly 10 per cent more in May across the UAE
Genel courts Turkey with Kurdish gas to reduce reliance on Russia
Apple sales fall 13 per cent in first quarterly revenue decline in 13 years
Airbus A320neo hit by hydraulic system problems
Digital skills to help Saudi achieve 30 per cent female workforce