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Why Aren't People Crazy About Cricket?

Submitted by solomon on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:28
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Cricket is a global passion, but not everyone knows about the sport of cricket, especially Americans. Here are some answers to common questions about cricket that will expand your knowledge on cricket and why should you play.

What are the health benefits of cricket?

To play cricket you need to be physically fit and strong because it involves lots of sprinting between wickets, running to stop the ball, and lots of arm strength to be able to hit the ball with the cricket bat. When you start playing cricket you can improve your "endurance, stamina, coordination and physical fitness", which reduces the major risks of illnesses such as heart diseases, strokes etc.

Where did cricket originate?

According to experts, cricket was invented in Saxon or Norman times by children living in South-East of England. The first time cricket was played as an adult game was in 1611.

Cricket was introduced by the British Empire to different parts of the globe in the 17th and 18th centuries. However, Britain has somewhat lost the passion for cricket, which is stopping England winning the Cricket World Cup.

Why do some people love cricket?

Cricket is a sport like many others, involving coordination, running, throwing and more. It also has its own appeal: long games, strange rules, and a more relaxed atmosphere.

Does playing cricket pay well?

International cricketers can earn millions of pound, as cricketers such as Ben Stokes and Tymal Mills earned over 1.5 million pounds in the IPL. If you become an international cricketer than you have chances of becoming a millionaire too.

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