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The main ever worldwide cricket match was played in the middle of Canada and the United States, on the 24 and 25 September 1844. Then again, the initially credited Test match was played in 1877 in the middle of Australia and England, and the two groups contended consistently for The Ashes in ensuing years.

South Africa was confessed to Test status in 1889. Delegate cricket groups were chosen to visit one another, bringing about reciprocal rivalry. Cricket was additionally included as an Olympic game at the 1900 Paris Games, where Great Britain crushed France to win the gold award. This was the main appearance of cricket at the Summer Olympics.

The primary multilateral rivalry at global level was the 1912 Triangular Tournament, a Test cricket competition played in England between every one of the three Test-playing countries at the time: England, Australia and South Africa. The occasion was not a win: the mid year was outstandingly wet, making play troublesome on soggy uncovered pitches, and attendances were poor, credited to a "surfeit of cricket". In ensuing years, universal Test cricket has for the most part been sorted out as two-sided arrangement: a multilateral Test competition was not composed again until the quadrangular Asian Test Championship in 1999.

The quantity of countries playing Test cricket expanded continuously through the years, with the expansion of West Indies in 1928, New Zealand in 1930, India in 1932, and Pakistan in 1952, however global cricket kept on being played as respective Test matches in excess of three, four or five days.

In the early 1960s, English province cricket groups started playing an abbreviated form of cricket which went on for one day. Beginning in 1962 with a four-group knockout rivalry known as the Midlands Knock-Out Cup and proceeding with the inaugural Gillette Cup in 1963, one-day cricket developed in prominence in England. A national Sunday League was shaped in 1969. The first Day International occasion was played on the fifth day of a downpour prematurely ended Test match in the middle of England and Australia at Melbourne in 1971, to fill the time accessible and as recompense for the baffled swarm. It was a forty over match with eight balls for every over.

In the late 1970s, Kerry Packer secured the adversary World Series Cricket (WSC) rivalry. It presented a number of the peculiarities of One Day International cricket that are currently ordinary, including shaded outfits, matches played during the evening under floodlights with a white ball and dim sight screens, and, for TV telecasts, various cam edges, impacts receivers to catch sounds from the players on the pitch, and on-screen representation.

The principal of the matches with colored regalia was the WSC Australians in wattle gold versus WSC West Indians in coral pink, played at VFL Park in Melbourne on 17 January 1979. The achievement and fame of the local one-day rivalries in England and different parts of the world, and the early One-Day Internationals, incited the ICC to think about sorting out as a Cricket World Cup