Cricket History

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Cricket History
Cricket History

The origin of cricket is slated to be somewhere in the seventeenth century though a definite date and time of the start is not available.  It is a well known fact that Cricket originated on the European continent and was then exported by the British as part of their culture in the countries that they ruled.  Though there are no records available about the oldest form of the game some artifacts can still be seen on display around the world. 

Cricket did have its moments in history when the first test match was played between England and Australia, the time when Australia won the series and the bails over the stumps were burnt to create what to date is known as the ‘Ashes’ and is fought for by both the teams.  The world wars too played a role when quite a few talented players sacrificed their love for the game in doing service for their country.

Cricket has had two stoppages during the two wars but has been resumed again with more vigor than before. This has not only led to an increase in the number of countries playing the game but has also increased the following of the game in different parts of the world.

Perhaps the final frontier that Cricket faces would be its inclusion as a sport in the Olympics.  There has been enough pressure for this but what may have been a deterrent is the time that a game takes to be completed.  However with the newer and shorter versions of the game now being played there is no reason why the frontier should not be crossed at the earliest.