Cricket

Rules Of One Day International Cricket

One Day International (ODI) can be described as one of the forms of cricket wherein the game is played between the two national cricket teams and each of the sides plays for fifty overs. The world cup of Cricket is also based on the same format. The other name that has also been given to […]

Brad Haddin Shrugs Off Rumors of Match Fixing in Australia’s Victory

Following the Pakistan case of spot-fixing, the World Cup appears tainted with a tense environment of suspicion anytime anything unusual happens. Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin reportedly laughed off insinuations of match-fixing following an Indian press report of the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) investigating Australia for its sluggish start […]

Scoring Extras In Cricket

In the game of cricket, it is possible for the batting team to score additional runs. These additional runs are given the name of ‘extras’. These runs are possible to be scored because of some of the errors that may be committed by the fielding side. These extras are known by the name of ‘Sundries’ […]

Test Cricket – The Longest Form of Cricket

The longest form of cricket is the Test Cricket. Some of the people do not find it as interesting as the One Day International Cricket while there are others who rate it as the ultimate test for one’s playing ability as well as endurance in this type of sport. In fact the name ‘test cricket’ […]

Cricket – A Sport Played Between Two Competing Teams

Cricket is recognized as one of the modern sports that first originated in England. It is extremely popular in the various areas that formed up the British Empire. There are several test teams that are particularly recognized in Cricket as a sport. These teams are England, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, […]

The Roles Of Umpires And Scoring System In Cricket

There are generally two umpires in the game of cricket. One of these umpires generally stands at the bowler’s end that is behind the wicket. The second umpire generally stands in a position called ‘square leg’. This position is approximately at a distance of 15 to 20 meters from the striking batsman. The umpire who […]

Cricket World Cup 2011

Cricket is a bat-and-ball team sport that is first documented as being played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, cricket 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 […]

History of Indian Cricket

Twenty20 cricket, often referred to as the “short game” involves each team only playing a single innings, batting each for a maximum of 20 overs. The timespan of a typical Twenty20 game is just under 3 hours, each innings therefore lasting 75 mins, and this brings the game more in line with other popular sports […]

World Cup History

The ICC Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of men’s One Day International (ODI) cricket. The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), with preliminary qualification rounds leading up to a finals tournament which is held every four years. The tournament is the world’s fourth largest and […]

Cricket Between British and Indians

Who would ever think that a game like cricket would play into the politically life? Well in South Asia it played a major role. Cricket gave the people a way out to stop thinking of the hard ships but rise up and play against the upper classes and play them as equals and many cases […]

A Train Journey

Two days before the India-New Zealand Test began here on Friday, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin and a few others got their willows repaired by India’s most trusted one-man bat repair shop. While Tendulkar’s new bat turned out to be slightly longer than the permissible length, Gambhir had two of his bats […]

IPL is sabotaging the essence of authentic cricket

Just yesterday, I was watching the news, and I came to know about the 2013 Indian Premier League spot fixing case which arose when the Delhi Police arrested three cricketers, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan, on the charges of spot fixing. And thus I started thinking if the IPL really does encourage the spirit […]

Indian sports

India as a nation of vast human resources is yet to fulfill its potential in the world of sports. The resurgence in the sports arena as manifested in the past couple of decades is still far short of international standards. The country’s objective in the long-term must be to forge ahead with planned progress to […]

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