Indoor Cricket World Cup

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Indoor Cricket World Cup
Administrator World Indoor Cricket Federation
Format Indoor Cricket
First tournament 1995
Last tournament 2017
Tournament format Round-robin and Knockout
Current champion Flag of Australia.svg Australia
(Men & Women)
Most successful Flag of Australia.svg Australia
19 collective titles
(10 men's titles, 9 women's titles)

The Indoor Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of both men's and women's Indoor Cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) and is held every two or three years. The first Indoor Cricket World Cup contest was organised in England in 1995. Separate world championships are held for both junior and masters age groups with the Junior World Series of Indoor Cricket and the Masters World Series of Indoor Cricket held at similar intervals.

World Indoor Cricket Federation organization

The World Indoor Cricket Federation is an organisation which overlooks and maintains the Rules of Indoor Cricket.

The Junior World Series of Indoor Cricket is the premier international championship of both 19 & Under boys and girls, and 16 & Under boys in Indoor Cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) and is held every two or three years. The first Junior World Series contest was organised in New Zealand in 2003. Separate world championships are held for both open and masters age groups with the Indoor Cricket World Cup and the Masters World Series of Indoor Cricket held at similar intervals.

The Masters World Series of Indoor Cricket is the premier international championship of both men's and women's masters Indoor Cricket. The event is organised by the sport's governing body, the World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) and is held at varying intervals. The first Masters World Series contest was organised in Australia in 2001. Separate world championships are held for both junior and open age groups with the Junior World Series of Indoor Cricket and the Indoor Cricket World Cup held at similar intervals.

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The World Cup is contested by the members of the WICF (though member nations have not always entered teams) and beyond being an affiliated member of that body there are no formal qualifications for entry. Australia have been the most successful side having won every world title in both divisions to date.

The 2017 Indoor Cricket World Cup was held in Dubai in United Arab Emirates, with Insportz Club serving as the host venue.

Tournament Format

Whilst the precise nature of the tournament has varied slightly over the years, each tournament usually follows a simple round robin format followed by finals contested by the highest placed sides. The semi finals are contested by the top four sides.

The tournament usually takes place over the course of 7 to 10 days and is sometimes run in conjunction with the Masters World Series or the Junior World Series.


Results

YearHost Nation(s)VenueFinal
MenWomen
1995
Details
Flag of England.svg
England
Birmingham Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
130 to 61
Not contested
1998
Details
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Melbourne Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
142 to 35
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
147 to 59
2000
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Johannesburg Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
92 to 53
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
96 to 54
2002
Details
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Wellington Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
97 to 58
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
160 to 64
2004
Details
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
Colombo Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
70 to 48
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
92 to 76
2007
Details
Flag of England.svg
England
Bristol Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
74 to 51
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
138 to 89
2009
Details
Flag of Australia.svg
Australia
Brisbane Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
55 to 44
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
120 to 96
2011
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Gauteng Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
94 to 55
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
66 to 33
2014
Details
Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Wellington Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
149 to 55
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
131 to 61
2017
Details
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
94 to 48
Flag of Australia.svg Australia def. South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
121 to 52

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