Cricket is more popular than any other game. This might be considered to be a bit of a random question, but it many Asian countries it is true. However, Test Cricket is now being superseded by limited overs cricket and it was hoped by the ICC that the new ranking system would help maintain interest in Test cricket in nations where one-day cricket is more popular.
There are many forms and grades of cricket especially those played professionally at an international level including test cricket, one-day international and most recently, Twenty-twenty cricket. Would it not be better though for cricket to have fewer international matches, a slightly smaller ICC and less money, where a cricket world in which every tournament and Test match was genuinely a special occasion. Food for thought, maybe?
Cricket is played by two teams of eleven players each, which take turns to bowl a hard-leather ball. Cricket follows a complicated system of 42 rules, which can be modified prior to a game if both teams agree to it. Test cricket is played in traditional white clothes and with red balls. With limited overs games now being played in the debacle of coloured clothing. Test cricket innings are extremely long, lasting up to six hours on a day, with several breaks for coffee and refreshments. Test cricket is almost always played as a series of matches between two countries, with all matches in the series taking place in the same country.
It remains the highest-regarded form of the game, and although the comparatively new, one-day international cricket is now more popular amongst some audiences. Evening session could be a part of one-day international too, as there are two types of one day internationals, day matches and day night matches. Cricket is a sport that has been played around the world for more than eight centuries. Cricket is emerging as the one universal language of South Asia that could be a foolproof basis for finding common ground in other areas of life. Cricket has also been prepared to change itself. Cricket is so popular that in some countries like India, street cricket and society cricket is the game played not only by children or adolescents but also adults and age is no barrier.
Cricket is a game of momentum but unless the authorities can get their act together, it’s decline in some countries may be forever.