Is Cricket a Global Game?
Cricket is a bat-and-ball kind of game that is played between two teams, 11 players in each of them. The field has an oval shape and in the center there is rectangular 22-yard long pitch. In the game process, one team bats and tries to score runs, the more, the better, while the second team fields and bowls, and attempts to dismiss the batsmen and limit runs received by the first team. Teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of innings.
The history of cricket started in the 16th century in England. The first written evidence dates back to 1598. Then it was called creckett. There are many facts that make it clear that cricket was actively developing in the 17th century, and by its end it became an organized activity that was played for high stakes. In the next century it became the national sport of England. Since then it gained recognition and today there are fans around the world and matches gather lots of people who are dedicated to this game.
This game has several peculiarities that make it very appealing to people. First of all, it is interesting that there are laws that players have to abide to, but also there is the Spirit of the Game, which is no less important. Besides, the fields for cricket are unique and vary considerably in shape and size. There are many other peculiarities that make this sport interesting and unique for many people, as everyone can find something interesting in it for themselves. Today the International Cricket Council has 104 members, which proves the point.