The main venues of the tournament include the Lord's Stadium in London, County Ground at Hove, County Ground at Taunton, VRA Cricket Ground at Amstelveen in the Netherlands, County Ground in Worcester in England, County Ground in Chelmsford, St Lawrence Ground at Canterbury, County Ground in Northampton, Grange Cricket Club at Edinburgh in Scotland, Sophia Gardens at Cardiff in Whales, Riverside Ground at Chester-le-Street in England, Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, County Ground in Southampton, Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, Trent Bridge at Nottingham, County Cricket Ground at Birmingham and Castle Avenue at Dublin in Ireland.
The concept of Super Six was introduced in this tournament. The teams were divided into Group A and Group B. The top three from each group were qualified to play in the Super Six matches where each of the three teams from Group A had to face the three teams from Group B. The top four teams in the Super Six matches participated in the semi finals.
Like other tournaments, the Cricket World Cup 1999 also saw a number of records. Rahul Dravid of India set the record for the Highest Run-scorer by hitting 461 runs and Saurav Ganguly took 183 runs and breaks the earlier record of Highest Individual Scores. DJ Cullinan of South Africa took 8 catches in the 9 matches and became the player to take the Most Catches. Shane Warne of Australia took 20 wickets in the 10 matches and set the record for the top wicket takers.
The crucial final match between Australia and Pakistan witnessed the victory of Australia by 8 wickets. In the presentation ceremony, apart from the man of the match award, L Klusener of South Africa received the player of the tournament award.