Cricket is the second populous game in the world. First being the football.
The earliest evidence of cricket like game being played dates all the way back to 1301 in Newenden , Kent.
The term cricket derives from the old French word ‘creckett’, one of very old languages variations in the world for Stick.
The first mention of cricket as a sport was in 1611, when two men in Sussex were prosecuted for playing cricket on Sunday instead of going to church.
The popular cricket playing countries and full members of the cricket council (ICC) are India, Bangladesh, Sri lanka, Pakistan, West Indies, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Zimbabwe.