The Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle event of the international One Day schedule. It takes place every four years and features the leading cricketing nations, including Australia, India, Pakistan, West Indies, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. The next installment of the Cricket World Cup — the tenth — is due to be staged in three South Asian cricket playing countries: India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
In 2007, it was determined that the 2011 Cricket World Cup will feature fourteen teams — instead of the traditional sixteen — with the competition divided into two groups of seven teams each. The final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup will be played in India.