Once upon a time it was supposed that cricket will be only game for rich, sluggish and lazy people. But now-a-days it becomes very popular and interesting game for us. Over 120 countries playing cricket and many people want to be cricket player. In this day and age women are also playing cricket with similar to men. There are many tournaments organize for women. In my term paper I will mention about the starting time of cricket, how it gotten popularity in Bangladesh and present situation of Bangladesh in cricket.
The origin of cricket dates back to the 16th century but it became popular in southern England only in the late 18th century. The first mention of the game was inscribed in one of two books written during the reign of Edward the 5th. Rules were drawn up in 1774 and modified following formation of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 1787. The first written 'Laws of Cricket' were drawn up in 1744.
The first test match (a type of cricket which played in five days period) in the history of cricket was held in Melbourne in March 1877. Australia became the winner of the first test match defeating England by 45 runs. Between 1894 and 1914, cricket spread far and wide and the period is also marked by colossal modifications in the game's rules and norms. In 1909, the International Cricket Council (ICC) was established with three primary members England, Australia and South Africa. West Indies joined ICC in 1928, New Zealand in 1931, India in 1932, Pakistan in 1952, Sri Lanka in 1981, Zimbabwe in 1992, and Bangladesh in 2000. Australia is also the winner of the first one-day international cricket match held in 1970-71. A meeting held in Lords on 25 - 26 June 1973 resolved to organize a World Cup cricket match on regular basis. Accordingly, the first World cup match was held in 1975 in England. West Indies became the champion of the tournament defeating Australia. Since then the World Cup cricket match has been taking place... [continues]
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