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Cricket

» It is believed that Cricket was started in England in 1300 A.D.
» It started as a game of shepherds and became popular among other classes in 18th century A.D.
» After some time a club known as "Merylebone Cricket Club" (M.C.C.) was formed at Lords in London.
» Cricket became popular in Australia due to British influence there.
» The first official cricket test match was played in the year 1877 between Australia and England in Melbourne.
» When some other countries started playing Cricket Imperical Cricket Conference was formed in 1909 which gave birth to International Cricket Conference in 1956.
» The first One Day International cricket match was played in the year 1971 between England and Australia in Melbourne.
» The first World Cup of one day matches was played in 1975 in London. West Indies won the World Cup beating Australia by 17 runs.
» The apex institution of world cricket is the 'International Cricket Council' (ICC) and its headquarters is now in Dubai from August 1, 2005. Earlier it was in Lords (England).
» Australia has won maximum of World Cups till date.
» In lndia Cricket was introduced by British royalty. Parsee community of India was Cricket in 1848.
» Later on Parsee team visited England in between European and Parsee teams, called Presidency matches, were started in Poona (now Pune) and Bombay (Now Mumbai).
» Raja Bhuptadra Singh of Patiala donated Ranji Trophy in 1934 for the national championship of Cricket.
» Board of Control for Cricket in India Was formed in 1927.



Measurements in Cricket

» Legth of the Pitch - 22 yards,(20.ll metres)
» Length of the Crease - 1.22 - 1.83 metres (1 ft.)
» Weight of the Ball - 155 to 163 gram
» Circumference of the Ball - 22.4 -22.9 cm (9 Inch)
» Length of the Bat - 96.5 cm (38 inch)
» Width of the Bat - 10.8 cm (4.25 inch)
» Length of the Stumps - 71.1 cm (28 inch)
» Length of Bells - 11.1cm (each bail)




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