How the World Cup came to be
Cricket was a latecomer to global tournaments, and the first one came to be largely because the game was not financially strong
First among equals
The inaugural World Cup saw teams treat the infant format like truncated Tests
'We didn't know what the World Cup was'
Javed Miandad was not yet 18 when he made his ODI debut in perhaps the most thrilling game of the tournament
Men of the finals: Supercat turns it on
Who bowled the first ball of the World Cup?
How much do you know about the first World Cup?
A giant leap for ODIs
No. 2: The finest day of entertainment
'Never run off a misfield'
When Ian Chappell took on Viv Richards and lost
The 40-year itch
How far away and quaint the first World Cup seems now
Top stories from around the world in our round-up
Most runs, most wickets, and a whole lot more
Schedule of upcoming international games