The 2015 Cricket World Cup is being held in Australia and New Zealand. The two countries are jointly sponsoring the event, something they also did for the 1992 tournament.Know More
The Cricket World Cup takes place every four years and was held in 2011 in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The 2011 tournament was won by India.
There are 14 teams competing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Nearly one-fifth of the world's population will be engaged in the tournament, and the television viewing audience is expected to include more than 1 billion people. The event is expected to draw more than 400 accredited cricket players and officials.Learn more about Cricket
Although predecessors to the game of cricket date back to before the Norman Invasion of 1066, the first known game of cricket took place in approximately 1550. The first mention of the word "cricket" in a dictionary occurred in 1598.Full Answer >
In the game of cricket, two teams composed of 11 players each try to score runs when at bat or to dismiss the other players when out in the field. A typical game is composed of two innings, and can span anywhere from an afternoon to a several days.Full Answer >
A day after England’s first loss to Australia at The Oval on home soil on Aug. 29, 1882, the Sporting Times published a mock obituary for English cricket, which stated that "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia." The term “ashes” caught on with the public.Full Answer >
Woodpeckers live in every place in the world except Australia, Antarctica, Madagascar, New Zealand and the Arctic Circle. More than 50 species of woodpecker exist in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The woodpecker's latitudinal range stretches from the lower reaches of Chile in South America to northern Canada.Full Answer >