2011 Cricket World Cup facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsICC Cricket World Cup 2011
|Dates||19 February – 2 April|
|Administrator(s)||International Cricket Council|
|Cricket format||One Day International|
|Tournament format(s)||Round-robin and Knockout|
|Champions||India (2nd title)|
|Participants||14 (from 104 entrants)|
|Attendance||1,229,826 (25,098 per match)|
|Man of the Series||Yuvraj Singh|
|Most runs||Tillakaratne Dilshan (500)|
|Official website||ICC Cricket World Cup 2011|
All matches in the World Cup were given One Day International status. All matches played had over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams were in the tournament, including ten full members and four associate members. The World Cup was between 19 February and 2 April 2011. The first match played on 19 February 2011 was with co-hosts India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
India won the tournament defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final. India was the first nation to win the Cricket World Cup final on home soil. India's Yuvraj Singh was made the man of the tournament.
List of qualified teams
The following 14 teams qualified for the final tournament.
|Group A||Group B|
|7||Sri Lanka (co-host)||8||West Indies|
The Opening Ceremony was in Bangladesh. The place for the opening ceremony was Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka. The event took place on 17 February 2011, 2 days before the first match of the World Cup.
All the Indian stadiums for the 2011 World Cup were set. The venues of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were picked in late October 2009. Two new stadiums in Sri Lanka were built for the 2011 World Cup. They are located in Kandy and Hambantota.
|Eden Gardens||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium||Feroz Shah Kotla Ground||Vidarbha Cricket
|Sardar Patel Stadium|
|Capacity: 66,349||Capacity: 37,220||Capacity: 40,715||Capacity: 45,000||Capacity: 54,000|
|Wankhede Stadium||Punjab Cricket
|M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|Capacity: 32,000||Capacity: 42,000||Capacity: 36,430|
|R. Premadasa Stadium||Pallekele International
|Capacity: 35,000||Capacity: 35,000||Capacity: 35,000||Capacity: 20,000||Capacity: 26,000|
The Umpire selection panel selected 18 umpires and a reserve umpire, Enamul Haque (Bangladesh). There were 5 from Australia, 6 from Asia, 3 from England, 2 from New Zealand and 1 each from South Africa and West Indies.
2011 World Cup Final
The 2011 World Cup final was played between India and Sri Lanka making it the first ever World Cup Final featuring two Asian teams. The highlight of the 2011 World Cup Final was Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's innings that took India over the line making him one of the most respected Captains in cricket history.
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