Representation Image © Getty Images
Representation Image © Getty Images

The 5th edition of International Lawyers Cricket World Cup will be held at Brisbane from December 29 by Australian Lawyers Cricket Council (ALCC). The World Cup will go till January 9, 2016. As mentioned on stabroeknews.com, the ALCC shared a press release that says Charles Ramson, Sanjeev Datadin, Tejnarine Ramroop and Tejprakash Persaud flew to Australia to represent the West Indies lawyer’s team forming part of Commonwealth XI to compete in the International Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup. The finals will be held at Gabba. Earlier, there were four Lawyers Cricket World Cup held at India in 2007 and 2013, England in 2009 and Barbados in 2012. ALSO READ: 4th Lawyers Cricket World Cup inaugurated in New Delhi

The regular participants in this World Cup are England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Australia. New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland have participated in few World Cup matches. Bangladesh will join for the first time in this World Cup. In order to play in the Lawyers Cricket World Cup, The Bar of England and Wales Cricket World Cup was formed in 2007. The team duly flew to Hyderabad as the tournament was held in India, where England ranked last at the points table. India won the tournament in the first edition, since then biennially the match was held in India. ALSO READ:

The second tournament was held at England in 2010, where Australia won a thrilling match at Oval. The third tournament was held at Barbados in 2011, where India won again against Sri Lanka held at University ground. The fourth cup was held in India, where the final between India vs Pakistan, Pakistan won the Cup. The video of India vs Pakistan, 2013 is below:

The fifth edition is being held at Australia. For this World Cup, the Cricket Association of Advocates in India is fielding two teams this time, with one of them featuring criminal lawyers from Mumbai- all-rounder Abhishek Yende and opening batsman plus off-spinner, Shantanu Phanse. It is a 12-day tournament and 35-over tournament.