The 2007 cricket world cup was the ninth cup in the ICC world cup series. It was hosted in West Indies between Mar 13 to Apr 28, 2007. There were 16 teams competing in the tournament to become world champions. Australia under the captainship of Ricky Ponting became world champions for the 4th time.
Number of Teams: Australia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe are the 16 teams that participated in 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Winner: Australia were the winner of 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Hosts: The 2007 Cricket World Cup was hosted in West Indies islands.
Date: The matches of 2007 Cricket World Cup were held between Mar 13, 2007 and Apr 28, 2007
Trophy: The beautiful ICC Cricket World cup trophy was created in 1999 by Garrard & Co. within 2 months. The trophy is now the permanent prize for the cricket world cup. It is 11 kilograms, 60 cm high having golden globe at top supported by 3 silver columns. The actual trophy is kept at Dubai at ICC headquarters, but the exact replica of it provided to the winning teams.
Ambassador: Sir Garfield Sobers were the Ambassador of the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
Prize Money: Australia recieved US$2.24 million as the prize money for winning 2007 Cricket World Cup while runner-up Sri Lanka recieved US$1 million.
Mascot: Orange racoon-like creature named "Mello" was the mascot of 2007 Cricket World Cup. It symoblized no race, species, age or gender - but an attitude of young West Indians.
Official Song: "The Game of Love and Unity" was the official song of 2007 Cricket World Cup. It was sung by Jamaican born Shaggy, Bajan entertainer Rupee and Trinidadian Fay-Ann Lyons.
Opening Ceremony: The opening ceremony of 2007 Cricket World Cup was held in Trelasny Stadium, Jamaica on 11 Mar, 2007.
Final: The final of 2007 Cricket World Cup was held in Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados between Australia and Sri Lanka on 28 Apr, 2007.