Cricket history is particularly murky and vague with regards to exact origins of the sport; it is believed to have been born in England in the late middle ages. It has started possibly as early as the thirteenth century as a game in which country young men bowled at a tree stump or at the hurdle gate into a sheep pen. This gate consisted of two uprights and a crossbar resting on the slotted tops; the crossbar was called a bail and the entire gate a wicket. The fact that the bail could be dislodged when the wicket was struck made this desirable over to the stump, which name was later applied to the hurdle uprights. Early manuscripts shows vary about the size of the wicket, which acquired a third stump in the 1770s, however through 1706 the pitch—the area between the wickets—was 22 yards in length.
Cricket in India
Today Cricket is considered to be a religion in India. It has became a global passion, played everywhere from beginning from the village greens, streets, matches between friends, domestic level, local clubs, national level, and international. The game of cricket has always been loved by the entire World.
India has become No. 1 best cricket team in the world. Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) is has become richest sporting body in the world. Indian Cricket boasts best infrastructure today compared to all other sports. Sachin Tendulkar has been bestowed with the title of ‘GOD OF CRICKET’ for his enduring and master blaster performance in cricket. Virat Kohli represents a 'New India' in Cricket World Cup and many legendary players recorded their name in the history.
How to play Cricket
Cricket is played with a bat and ball and involves two competing teams of 11 players on each side. The field is oval with a rectangular area in the middle, known as the pitch which is 22 yards by 10 feet wide. Two sets of three sticks, called wickets, are set in the ground at each end of the pitch. The sides take turns at batting and bowling. The main objective in cricket is to score as many runs as possible against the opponent.
Cricket at GamepointProfessional Cricket coaching is offered at the Hayathnagar branch of Gamepoint. Casual players can play 6 a side box cricket at our Turf in Uppal.