CRICKET- A RELIGION NOT A GAME
Cricket, it's not a game .It is a religion. Cricket is a bat and ball team sport. It is played on an oval-shaped arena known as cricket field. The game is termed as match in this sport. One team bats, will try to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsman and thus limit the runs scored by the betting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of innings.
Cricket was first documented as being played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed to the point where it had become the national sport of England. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international matches were being held. Today, the game's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), has 104 member countries with its greatest popularity in the Test playing countries; cricket is the world's second most popular sport after Association football. Cricket is a monopoly in all the sports, where in addition to laws. The players have to abide by Spirit of the Game.In all the countries it became a prestigious sport.
The International Cricket Council (ICC), which has its headquarters in Dubai, is the international governing body of cricket. It was founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa, renamed the International Cricket Conference in 1965, and took up its current name in 1989.