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How Popular is Cricket?
Cricket is one of the world's most played game, with 120 million players in many countries, it's ranked as the 2nd most popular sport. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings (used for both singular and plural). The bowler aims to deliver a ball that knocks over the stumps behind the batsman. The batsman aims to hit the ball away from the fielders so he can run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out.
Where is Cricket from?
Cricket was first played in southern England during the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it's synonymous with England now. The expansion of the British Empire has meant its popular even countries like India. It is popular all across the country both in community centres and schools, so don't get stumped buying your trophies from anywhere else. Professional Cricket matches generally range around 20 overs per game, double what you would normally play. The legal and governing body for Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC).