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11 countries which have hosted the ICC World Cup thus far

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:08 IST

 #10 Kenya (2003)

Kenya had reached the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2003
Kenya had reached the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2003

Kenya so far hasn’t been considered as the sole country to host a world cup. However, it was selected as the co-host along with South Africa and Zimbabwe during the 2003 ICC World Cup.

However, though Kenya was selected as the co-host, very few matches were of that cup was played there. Only 2 matches of the 2003 World Cup had been played in Nairobi city of Kenya.

The Nairobi Gymkhana Club was selected as the venue to host the matches referring to its seating capacity of 8,000 spectators. Kenya won both the matches played on their home ground as the New Zealand side did not enter the cricket field due to security troubles while the African side upset Sri Lanka in their last home match. 

#9 Zimbabwe (2003)

Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak hits out during his innings of 72 not out
Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak hits out during his innings of 72 not out

The standard of international cricket in Zimbabwe has raised to a large extent in the last few years. The credit for it goes to some high class players who took the level of Zimbabwean cricket to a new extent. Considering this point only, this country was allotted a few matches of the 2003 World Cup.

A total of 6 matches of the 2003 World Cup were played in two venues of Zimbabwe- Harare and Bulawayo. Three matches were played at Harare sports club and the rest of the three in the Queens sports club.

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Published 22 Jan 2019, 16:26 IST
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