More about ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 West Indies
The 16 competing teams were initially divided into four groups, with the two best-performing teams from each group moving on to a “Super 8” format. From this, Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and South Africa won through to the semi-finals, with Australia defeating Sri Lanka in the final to win their third consecutive World Cup and their fourth overall. Australia’s unbeaten record in the tournament increased their total to 29 consecutive World Cup matches without loss, a streak dating back to 23 May 1999, during the group stage of the 1999 World Cup. The tournament also saw upsets in the first round with tournament favorites India and Pakistan failing to advance past the group stage. The following day police announced that the death of Bob Woolmer was suspicious and ordered a full investigation.
Following the tournament the ICC distributed surplus tournament revenues of US$239 million to its members.
Death of Bob Woolmer
Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was found dead on 18 March 2007, one day after his team’s defeat to Ireland put them out of the running for the World Cup. Jamaican police performed an autopsy which was deemed inconclusive. The following day police announced that the death was suspicious and ordered a full investigation. Further investigation revealed the cause of death was “manual strangulation”, and that the investigation would be handled as a murder. After a lengthy investigation the Jamaican police rescinded the comments that he was murdered, and confirmed that he died from natural causes.Attempt Part I (10 Questions Quiz) Attempt Part II (15 Questions Quiz) Attempt Part III (10 Questions Quiz)