Playing the game of Cricket

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Playing the game of Cricket
Playing the game of Cricket

Known as a gentleman’s game and played by two teams against each other Cricket is being played by a few select countries over the past century.  It is, in most countries known as a long drawn game spreading from one to five days. Newer versions which end in three hours have also been introduced. But the purest form of the game is still the one that is spread over five days.

The game itself is played by two teams comprising of eleven players each, who compete against each other as a team rather than individuals. The game is played one team first trying to get the other out for the lowest score possible, and then outscoring the total that the team has put up.  Unable to finish a game in the required time in the traditional form may result in the game being declared a draw or a no result.  However, shorter versions of the game state that the team that does not surpass the other teams scores stands to loose the match. 

While the traditional game is played during the day, the shorter version of the game is varied between day and night.  However, the basic rules remain the same with minimal changes.  Players, at all times are refereed by two umpires on the field and also a third umpire using technological methods to make decisions. 

At no time is one player in physical contact with the other and that is one of that reasons that Cricket is the only non contact team sport in the world apart from baseball.