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Cricket grew out of many stick-and-ball games played in England 500years ago, under a variety of different rules. The word ‘bat’ is an old English word that simply means stick or club. By the seventeenth century, cricket had evolved enough to be recognisable as a distinct game. Another curious characteristic of cricket is that the length of the pitch is specified-22yards-but the size or shape of the ground is not. Grounds can be oval like the Adelaide Oval or nearly circular, like Chepauk in Chennai. . The first written ‘Law of Cricket’ were drawn up in 1744. The stumps must be 22 inches high and the bail across them 6 inches. The ball must be between 5 and 6 ounces, and the two sets of stumps 22 yards apart”. The weight of the ball was limited to between 5 ½ to 5 ¾ , and the width of the bat to 4 inches. IN 1774, the first leg-before law was published. The origins of Indian cricket are to be found Bombay and the Indian community to start playing the game was the small community of Zoroastrians, the Parsis. The Parsis founded the first Indian cricket club, the Oriental Cricket Club, in Bombay in 1848. Modern cricket is dominated by Tests and One-day internationals, played between national teams. C.K. Nayudu, an outstanding Indian batsman of his time. Palwankar Baloo, the greatest slow bowler of his time. Sir Donald Bradman, the best ever batsman in the history of cricket. India entered the world of Test cricket in 1932, a decade and a half before it became an independent nation.
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