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Cricket stadium


Cricket is the most popular game in many of the nations - played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the center of the pitch.

Cricket stadium

Format

There are various formats ranging from Twenty20 to Test matches. Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kits, but in limited-overs cricket they wear club or team colors. In addition to the basic kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball, which is a hard, solid spheroid made of compressed leather with a slightly raised sewn seam enclosing a cork core which is layered with tightly wound string.

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History

It is generally believed that cricket originated as a children's game in the south-eastern counties of England, sometime during the medieval period. Although there are claims for prior dates, the earliest definite reference to cricket being played in Guildford on Monday, 17 January 1597. Another view is that it was played in 1611. The last two decades before the First World War have been called the "Golden Age of cricket".In 1844, the first-ever international match took place between the United States and Canada. In 1859, a team of English players went to North America on the first overseas tour.

In 1862, an English team made the first tour of Australia. The first Australian team to travel overseas consisted of Aboriginal stockmen who toured England in 1868. In 1876–77, an England team took part as the first-ever. Test cricket began to expand in 1888–89 when South Africa played England. Later in the 19th century, Cricket started to be played all over the world. The first Limited Overs International was played in 1971 and the governing International Cricket Council (ICC), seeing the first limited overs Cricket World Cup in 1975.

Object

The main object of the game has always been to score the most runs.

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Laws to Play Cricket

In cricket, the rules of the game are specified in a code called The Laws of Cricket. Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played on a cricket field. In the approximate center of the field is a rectangular pitch on which a wooden target called a wicket is sited at each end. Before a match begins, the team captains toss a coin to decide which team will bat first and so take the first innings. In cricket, Two types of balls are used:Red and White. The ball is a hard leather-seamed spheroid, with a circumference of 22.9 centimeters (9.0 in). The bat is made of wood. There is no standard for the weight which is usually between 2 lb 7 oz and 3 lb.

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During normal play, thirteen players and two umpires are on the field. Two of the players are batsmen and the rest are all eleven members of the fielding team. Some players are skilled in both batting and bowling so are termed, all-rounders. Of the eleven fielders, three are in the shot. The other eight are elsewhere on the field, their positions determined on a tactical basis by the captain or the bowler. The captain is often the most experienced player in the team, certainly the most tactically astute, and can possess any of the main skillsets as a batsman, a bowler or a wicket-keeper. The wicket-keeper and the batsmen wear protective gear.

  Hafiz Muhammad Umar Idrees       Friday, 06 Sep 2019       205 Views

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