板球世界杯（英语：Cricket World Cup，又译“世界杯板球赛”）是由国际板球理事会举办的一天单局板球比赛。该项比赛是世界上最多人观赏体育运动之一。第一届板球世界杯是在1975年在英格兰举办，此后基本上每四年举行一次。
Over 100 players, 10 teams, but only one cup.
Today’s Doodle celebrates the International Cricket Council’s 2019 World Cup, which opens at the Oval in London.
Taking place every four years, the Cricket World Cup is the world’s leading contest in one-day cricket, and has become one of the most popular sporting events on the planet. Ten teams earn their chance to compete for the cup through a qualifying process that takes five to six years. This year’s round robin will be hosted in England and Wales.
Now England’s official national sport, it is said that cricket began as a children’s game in the Weald of rural England. Cricket spread to North America by the 17th century, eventually arriving in the British colonies of the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa and has since spread around the world.
The world’s first international cricket match, between Canada and the United States, took place in 1844. The first World Cup tournament was held in 1975, won by the West Indies team, who repeated the feat in 1979. This year’s defending champions are Australia, a perennial powerhouse that has won five of the eleven cups.
No matter how heated the competition may get, cricket is highly respected for maintaining high standards of fair play and good sportsmanship. Hence the phrase “It’s just not cricket,” which describes anything considered unfair.
May the best team win!