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Nina Jacques  

The Importance of Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game where two teams have eleven members each. The objective of the game is to score as many runs as possible. A run is scored by striking the ball with the bat or touching it to the ground. It is played over two hours and one inning of up to five. A match is 100 overs, and the team batting second decides when the match is over. The sport has its origins in England in the sixteenth century and is played in more than fifty countries.

Cricket is a game that millions of people have played for decades, and it is probably the most popular sport in the world. It is played primarily in South Asia and in some parts of the developing world. It was originally known as ‘cricket’ and was popular primarily in the British colonies in India and the West Indies. Cricket is governed by the International Cricket Council (ICC), and it has been played in one form or another for hundreds of years before the nineteenth century.

It is a game of skill and high intensity which has been growing steadily due to its popularity. The rules of cricket are quite simple and known to everyone. The first cricketers were those who played the game at Cambridge University in England, but it has grown in popularity all over the world.

It’s a two-team game, which makes it a lot easier to keep track of all the action, and it’s a great team-building exercise since you spend a lot of time together. If you have a hard time getting groups of people together, consider getting a ‘cricket kit’ and organising a friendly match among neighbours. The kit includes a cricket ball, a bat, a pair of stumps, a set of wickets, and a set of rules for how the game works.

Here are some health benefits that cricket can apply and proves the importance of cricket:

  1. Cricket can improve endurance and stamina, a study by the UK Sport and the UK Business and Skills Council has found, as the sport is proven to help improve exercise levels and endurance. The results follow a study by Sport England which showed that one in five people were playing cricket at least once a week as a way of getting fit as well as having fun.


The game of cricket, by its very nature, is slow. It is not like the game of football, which packs in immense physical activity with each kick of the ball. However, that doesn’t mean that cricket isn’t an intricate sport. While it’s not the fastest sport around, it does offer endurance, stamina, agility, coordination, and flexibility.


  1. Cricket can improve balance and coordination. Cricket has been a part of the Olympic games since 1900. Even though cricket is a very popular sport, it is not as popular as some other sports such as soccer, football, hockey, tennis, golf, and others. It is important to have a strong and healthy body with these different sports, and cricket is the one sport that is excellent for this. Cricket is a very popular sport that can improve balance and coordination. Therefore, if you want to increase your balance and coordination, cricket will be the best sport.


  1. Cricket matches provide a quick and inexpensive way to get in some exercise and cardiovascular fitness that may be beneficial in your everyday life. As a team sport, cricket requires that everyone is involved in the fitness aspect of the game since the entire team is responsible for running and catching.


  1. Cricket is a wonderful sport for children and adults alike. It’s an inexpensive and non-professional, energetic form of entertainment that combines the excitement of the greatest hits of the golden age of motion pictures with the physical and mental exercise of an afternoon in the park.


Some studies have shown that people who play cricket have better hand-eye coordination, but whether cricketers have better hand-eye coordination than non-cricketers is still debated. What is clear is the sport is far from boring and makes for a great way to improve hand-eye coordination.

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