Australia Eye Olympic-Size World Cup Boost

The 2015 ICC World Cup will be the biggest sports event staged in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Updated: November 05, 2014 14:05 IST
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File Photo: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar flanked by former Australian cricketers Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee pose with the Cricket World Cup trophy during a sporting event.


Sydney: Australia is anticipating the 11th Cricket World Cup to be the biggest sports event staged in the country since the 2000 Sydney Olympics with ticket sales moving briskly.

Thursday marks 100 days to the February-March tournament to be co-hosted with New Zealand and comprising 49 games across 44 days in 14 cities.

Organisers are hoping a successful staging will revitalise interest in the one-day format of the World Cup, coming under increasing pressure for fans' acceptance from the popular Twenty20 phenomenon.

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