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World Cup Trivia

Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Hookes sends Packer packing: At a function for World Series Cricket, media mogul Kerry Packer once suggested that Aussie batsman Hookes put on a tie. Pat came the reply from Hookes "I don't wear ties...

ICC all the way: The title sponsors of the Cricket World Cups - Prudential in the first three editions in England, Reliance in 1987 (India), Benson&Hedges in 1992 (Australia/NZ)&Wills in 1996. Since then the ICC has stopped allotting title sponsorship rights to anyone. It's now simply known as the ICC World Cup.

Martin Crowned: Martin Crowe in 1992 was adjudged as man- of- the- series. This was for the first time this award was instituted in the World Cup.

Arch Rivals: India never played Pakistan until the 1992 World Cup in Australia. But since then, they have played each other once every World Cup with India winning all the 4 matches.

Lee Rocks!: Brett Lee, a vocalist and guitarist is part of the band 'Six and Out.' Shane Lee and Gavin Robertson are the other members of the band.

Hunt in Pair: Shaukat Dukanwala - Salim Raza ( UAE )&Sunil Gavaskar - Chetan Sharma (India) were the only pair to have won Man-of-the-Match jointly in World Cup ties (1996 world cup)

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