N Srinivasan © Getty Images
N Srinivasan is currently the chairman of ICC © Getty Images

Dec 3, 2014

N Srinivasan, the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman promised a grand ICC World Cup 2015, which is scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29. Speaking on the occasion of MRF Limited’s tie-up with ICC to become one of its global partners for the upcoming World Cup, Srinivasan said the preparation for the mega event has been great and he hoped that it becomes a huge success, Times of India reported.

“As we all know that cricket’s biggest tournament is just a few days away and all the cricket lovers across the world are eagerly waiting for the event. This is the pinnacle of the ODIs and ICC is trying its best to make it a great success. There will be 49 matches across 14 venues in Australia and New Zealand and the preparation has been great so far,” he said.

Talking about the the night of 2011 World Cup Final, when MS Dhoni became India’s second World Cup winning captain, Srinivasan said, “We had the luck and skill to win the World Cup in 2011 and it seems it just happened yesterday… But it’s been four years and it’s natural that everybody from India will want the Men in Blue to retain the trophy. Whatever happens, I’m sure the cricket lovers across the globe will witness a great and fiercely competitive event for close to two months.”