Cricket. A little history and rules

The history of cricket Cricket is a truly English game that originated in the XIII century. It is in English documents that the word “cricket”first occurs. Its name goes back to the Saxon word for “stick”. Presumably, from the word “cric” – so called shepherd’s stick, which was used to lock the gates of the …

“Who cares what these types think!?” – Indians on Russia’s position on cricket

According to the ratings, cricket is considered the second most popular sport in the world after football, – writes the Indian website Orissa Post. However, Russia has refused to officially recognize cricket as a sport, according to the country’s sports Ministry. There was no place for cricket on the list, which included even the Russian …

Sports of millions. Awkward questions about cricket

Cricket and croquet – is that different things?Croquet is played mainly by pensioners at their leisure, driving balls into the gates with wooden hammers. Like the Queen’s lawn in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Cricket is played by teams in stadiums in front of tens of thousands of spectators. (About the rules-just below.) A cricket …