The evolution of ICC Cricket World Cup (Part 1)

The ICC Cricket World Cup must be one of the most coveted sporting events worldwide. With legions of fans, a bunch of countries and a group of very dedicated, aura of players that the World Cup creates is simply electrifying.

Because the stage seems to be set up for another version of the four-year event in 2019, we can’t help but think about how crickets have changed over the years. Whether it’s the thrust of money and reputation in the game, the flashiness of the sport or even the ever-contracting versions of the games, which are not the same as before.

Especially with the upcoming 12th edition of the tournament witnessed no restrictions by the groups, the World Cup will be a testament to another revolution in the cricket world. But apparently, this is not the only time the tournament has been resized completely.

World Cup champion

The World Cup trophy is clearly the cricket’s most acclaimed title. Although Test matches are the ultimate challenge of cricket mettle, the World Cup remains the most watched cricket tournament. With time and passion changing, the titles have also been modified and developed to show through different designs.

Prudential Cup

The trophy awarded to the last champions in the first three editions of the World Cup is called the Prudential Cup. At the start, matches played in the tournament used to be 60 during a side event.

In subsequent editions held in 1975, 1979 and 1983 where the West Indies received the trophy twice before India asserted its authority in the 1983 version, Prudential plc (a financial services company). based in the UK) as the main sponsor. After that, the sponsorship was withdrawn and a new trophy with a different design and name became the ultimate glory of the World Cup.

Interestingly, the Prudential Cup was given back to the Indian team that won the World Cup cricket in 2008, to mark the jubilant silver celebration of the famous victory of what was then the losers.

Cricket in Afghanistan – the land of the dead (Part 2)

In a country where 70% of the population is under 30 years old like Afghanistan, a parallel development of literacy and cricket is essential. It helps children understand more about national solidarity.

I am working with the Ministry of Education to bring cricket to schools, and instead of building training centers, parents just need to get their children to school.” Having spent 3 months in England, home to cricket and attended the training of young athletes in 2007, Nabi was very impressed with what this sport has to offer.

So even though the Afghan cricket team has been born for less than a decade, they have achieved certain success, such as reaching the top 50 in the world.

The most significant step forward is the first time participating in the 2015 World Cup. Although it is still a long time before Afghanistan can become a cricket power, the initial results have confirmed the direction of the Chinese nation. This asia is right.

Speaking of future plans, Noor Muhammad, Managing Director of the National Sports Association of Afghanistan, reaffirmed: “It is difficult to convey our message because Afghanistan is an unaffiliated member. We also do not receive support from the media as well as other countries.

Even so, we never run out of hope. We will try to tell the world how Afghans are crazy about cricket.

Afghanistan is known as a country full of war and conflict, but the love of cricket here has never died. Cricket in this Asian country is still growing, said Mustafa, the head of the Afghanistan Tel: “Afghans love cricket very much, there are many crazy fans, even Afghanistan who have received awards. As you know, mentioning Afghanistan is a country full of conflict and war, so the team members are always trying to do something to make the people here happy.”

Vatican cricket team’s friendly cricket match in England

The friendly match in England by St. Peter’s cricket club “Light of faith” to build bridges between cultures and religions through the sharing of the love of sport.

The Vatican cricket team departed for England on March 3, 2018, in order to enhance interreligious dialogue. This cricket team was founded in 2013 with priests and monks studying in Rome. The team operates under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which promotes ecumenical and interreligious relationships.

The team began a 12-day friendly “Light of Faith” in the north of England, starting with the opening match against the famous Jesuit-run Stonyhurst cricket team.

On 6.7.2018, the team will arrive in London and will be “reinforced” by forces from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Vatican team will compete with the interreligious team including Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish players at the famous Lord cricket ground.

The team will also play against the members of parliament members, the Commonwealth XI, and the Royal Butler Club team at Windsor Castle.

On August 7, they will visit young prisoners, celebrate Mass and have a friendly match here. In parallel with sports friendships, the Vatican cricket team will also visit a mosque, a Sikh temple, a Hindu temple, and a Jewish synagogue to strengthen ties. interreligious and highlight the important role of faith in today’s society.

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This friendly match between Vatican and England plays an important role in building a friendly spirit in all aspects in general and sports in particular between the two countries.

As can be seen, sports such as cricket have always been a profound link between nations, nations, and territories around the world.

Complete Guide to Understanding Cricket (Part 3)

Batsmen A and B are equal because they can contribute to their team scores equally, just like any one of the five players on the basketball court can score on any property. However, only the batter has the opportunity to score any score, similar to how only one basketball player can shoot the ball at any time.

The rule that a run is earned to run once extended to infinity. If Batsmen A and B manage to run all the way up and all the way back, their team scores two runs. If they can run hundreds of times, their team will earn hundreds of runs.

In fact, there is a limit to how many physical batsmen can run 22 yards before the fielding team gets the ball from the restricted range, so it is uncommon to see batsmen run even four times. (Cricket legends are full of funny stories from previous years of people running batsmen dozens and even hundreds of times running like surfers looking for a lost ball in long grass, or taking one ax to chop down the tree.

The fisherman can also gain points by hitting the ball to the boundary at the perimeter of the field. If the ball hits the boundary, touch the ground at least once, the team hits four runs. If the ball is hit all the boundaries (like a baseball run), that’s six runs. This is simply called ‘four’ and six ‘. The batsmen do not need to run to earn the score, unlike in baseball, where a player must round the grounds after socking a dinger.

The player can also gain points by hitting the ball to the boundary at the perimeter of the field. If the ball hits the boundary, touch the ground at least once, the team hits four runs. If the ball is hit all the boundaries (like a baseball run), that’s six runs. This is simply called ‘four’ and six ‘. The batsmen do not need to run to earn the score, unlike in baseball, where a player must round the grounds after socking a dinger.

On the other hand, the delivery may not take action. Batsmen can choose not to hit the ball and drop it harmlessly to the wicket holder or can choose to hit the ball with their own but then don’t run. This is unlike baseball, where the players have to run on the ball directly.

Complete Guide to Understanding Cricket (Part 2)

Like baseball, who provides the ball to the batter, but, most importantly, the batter must give the ball with a straight arm. Therefore, throwing is not allowed; The supplier must deliver the ball in a windmill action. The ball bounced back on the field once before reaching the batsman hitman. There is no restriction on the batting style allowed, but the traditional stance is similar to a baseball stance, but with bats held at the hip level with the end towards the wicket holder.

Cricket ball is made of leather, which is hard rock, and will leave a fair bruise. Batsmen wear pads on both legs, a thigh, a cup (or a ‘box’, as they are called wording), gloves and helmets. In a marvelous illustration of the importance of priorities, the box was worn to protect men’s gems from the dawn of the game in the 16th century, while helmets were not worn. to protect their skulls until the 1970s.

Play Ball

The bowling player runs to the end of the yard and throws the ball on the attacking bowlman, who stands at the other end of the yard, defending his truss. The batsman batter tries to hit the ball into the vacant area anywhere in the 360-degree field, to run the score.

The bowling player runs to the end of the yard and throws the ball on the attacking bowlman, who stands at the other end of the yard, defending his truss. The batsman batter tries to hit the ball into the vacant area anywhere in the 360-degree field, to run the score.

If Batsman A hit the ball to a remote and empty area, two batsmen could – but were not forced to run from the back of the yard to the other, passing by each other as they went. If both have successful results from one end to the next without a local team attacking with spheres, a blow is added to the team’s score, as well as with Batsman A’s personal score (but not with Batsman B’s own point). Now, Batsman B is on strike, and the next ball will be thrown at him, while Batsman A stands at the end of the midfielder.

Imran Khan: From cricket star to Pakistani Prime Minister (Part 5)

Being contented by everybody

So what is the secret of Mr. Khan’s success after so many years of failure? “Khan always acts very flexibly, looking for the” third way “to the finish line, demonstrating excellence in front of voters of the two main parties. Now it’s hard to say when he was honest, when he wasn’t. But, it seems that the military considers him a promising figure, ”a veteran Pakistani reporter remarked.

The comments may be different, but the same general opinion: behind the Prime Minister’s back is the support of the generals. Until now, the underground power of Pakistan’s military is still an indisputable fact. The fate of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a prime example.

A famous politician who has served as prime minister three times has been accused of corruption just before the election – all because he has damaged relations with the military. Consequently, in addition to resigning, Sharif received a 10-year sentence. Apart from the powerful generals, no one can easily disable an old and famous politician like Nawaz Sharif.

Khan’s post-election statements are gaining traction among voters, even though they are just promises. First, Mr. Khan pledged his willingness to help investigate all allegations of fraud and corruption in the election. Above all, he showed great determination to reform the country under the slogan of innovation in his campaign platform.

“Our 25 million children are not being able to go to school,” Khan declared when introducing his action plan. “Our women die in childbirth, because we cannot guarantee them the best.” basic health care, we can’t help people have enough clean water to drink … A country is judged not by how rich people are living, but by making sure the poor earn enough for living. A country cannot be prosperous with only a small island of rich people and an ocean of poor people ”.

Mr. Khan outlined several key priorities in his upcoming action plan: a government that aims to serve ordinary people, all of whom are legally responsible, new jobs for young people, support farms, focus resources for development, reduce government spending.

The new prime minister also intends to stay at the government mansion, which is one of the most famous buildings in Islamabad: “Our government will decide what to do with the prime minister’s building. I myself feel ashamed to live in such a large building. It will be converted into a school or something like that. ”

Pakistan’s new prime minister is ready to develop cooperation with Afghanistan and Iran, with the US intending to “build mutually beneficial, not unilateral” relations. “If they take one step towards us, we will take two steps,” Khan promised, expressing his desire to develop relations with a traditional regional rival, India.

Cricket in Afghanistan – the land of the dead (Part 1)

Afghanistan has been considered a dead zone since the Taliban took control in 1996 and then the war with the US in 2001. Therefore, it is surprising that cricket is “hot” here.

Noor Muhammad, Executive Director of the National Sports Association even asserted on CNN: “This is a very good tool for peace and stability in our country. Despite the challenges of the opposition, armed forces and cricket are still on the rise.”

Sharing more about the activities to socialize cricket, Muhammad said: “We always receive support, regardless of whether it is the government or the opposition.

In a country where hills and mountains account for 75% of the size of Afghanistan, it is difficult to find large and flat areas for training centers.

But not so that we give up. Remote areas and even poles of the country are part of the country’s development program. Despite the expense of constructing training camps, we are determined not to give up.”

Cricket enthusiasts like Muhammad in Afghanistan abound. For example, Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil, captain of this country’s cricket team.

Nabi’s family fled home when the Soviet War (1979) broke out. He learned cricket in neighboring Pakistan, where the sport is popular on the streets, schools and households. Unfortunately, Muhammad has not had a day to play in Afghanistan at international competitions.

The athlete, born in 1985, said: “When we were young, this country did not have any sports. But now is different, young people now really like cricket and it is becoming more and more popular.

Cricket (transliterated: Cricket; also known as bats, bridge, carpentry, wall) is a sport of using bats, popular in many countries in the British Commonwealth community, playing between two teams, each of 11 players, on a circular field of grass.

Complete Guide to Understanding Cricket (Part 1)

If you are not familiar with cricket, it can be a difficult game to follow. There are several elements similar to baseball, combined with others completely unique and sometimes causing trouble. It may be difficult to understand the strategies that players are pursuing and even basic questions like “who is the winner?” There are not always simple answers. But once you know the basics, cricket is great.

The gameplay

Just like baseball, there is a batting team and a fielding team. A fielding member throws the ball at the batsman, who holds a wooden stick and tries to hit the ball around the yard, scoring by running or hitting the crowd. The team attempted to achieve two additional goals: to take the batsmen out and to limit the number of runs recorded by the batsmen.

The Rules of the Game

Each team consists of 11 players. All 11 Fielding players were on the pitch, along with two from the team and two referees. The game takes place in the grass sky, about 150 meters long and 130 meters above (although it varies from the ground to ground). In the middle of the oval is the ‘yard’, a 22-yard long strip of hard rock covered by very short grass. On each end of the yard are three wooden stakes (‘stumps’ or ‘wickets’), with two wooden pieces (‘bails’) on top, giving the look of a small wooden castle.

Two batsmen occupy the position on the field, at both ends. One person started out as a “striker” – similar to a baseball player – and one started out as a “non-striker” – similar to a baserunner. The survey team had a similar role to the team that set up a baseball team: a ‘member’ provided the ball to batsman players (as well as baseball bats), a “doorkeeper” stood. After descendants to receive the Ball if it is not defeated by the fisherman (just like the catcher in baseball), and the remaining nine members of the fielding team arrange around the field.

Traditional Tournament “The Ashes” Summer In Australia (part 4)

Conversely, when the ball is thrown away, the players of the defensive team must try to stop and throw a quick payback to the pitch for the team to stop the “Run” times of the two “Batsman”. The “Batsman” player is disqualified and will be replaced by his teammate in order to throw the ball in order until the entire team is eliminated, then change the game for the opponent to attack.

In short, “One Day Cricket” is a form of competition with 11 players of the defensive team and 2 offensive team players present on the pitch to throw and throw balls in the face of the “Run” number of times. very excited and elegant because there is no direct contact between players.

Return to The Ashes in Australia with 5 specified battles held in the grasslands of different cities including Gabba-Brisbane, Adelaide Oval-Adelaide, WACA-Perth, MCG-Melbourne, and SCG-Sydney.

Traditionally, Melbourne is the city that hosts the Boxing Day game and Sydney is the venue for the final match of the New Year. Since both of these matches start on holidays, there is a great deal of indigenous fans and tourists.

Visitors will feel the utmost excitement when immersing themselves in the bustling, passionate atmosphere of the audience and directly witnessing the passion for enjoying the thrills and spectacular ball rolling on the cricket’s pitch. Australian grave with the opening match at Gabba in Brisban in November, or the next match at Adelaide Oval in South Australia and the WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) in Perth city at the end of the year.

In particular, it was also impossible to ignore the jubilant Boxing Day battle on the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) which was one of Australia’s “Cricket Sanctuary” with a capacity of about 100,000 spectators. And finally, the fascinating final at SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground) in the most prosperous city of Kangaroo country.

Certainly, visitors will be satisfied and can not forget the beautiful memories after experiencing a busy summer with cricket with the traditional tournament The Ashes.

Imran Khan: From cricket star to Pakistani Prime Minister (Part 4)

“Cricket ball” on the political arena

The changes in family life – from a noble wife to a Muslim devotee – also seem to reflect Khan’s changes, from a lone player to a major ambitious rulers. Of course, the road from a cricket player to a peak of power is not easy.

The Tehreek-e-Insaf party founded by Imran Khan met with a disastrous defeat in the first election campaign in 1997 with only 1.7% of the vote.

After the fourth military coup with General Musharraf taking power in 1999, Khan quickly moved to the opposition. “Musharraf is undermining our democracy through the so-called” war on terror … Musharraf is just a puppet to implement the American agenda “, politician Imran Khan has publicly declared so in an effort to find voters’ votes.

This tactic did not help much in the 2002 election (organized under the control of the military), Tehreek-e-Insaf received only 0.8% of the vote, meaning a seat in Congress.

As Muslim ideas gradually became more popular in Pakistan, Khan was noted to tend toward the Islamic artillery parties. However, his views were judged to be dizzying – when he condemned extremism, then supported the law of religious worship; when it comes to the military, at other times it is associated with Muslim priests against them. Khan’s speech is increasingly revealing anti-Western and American accents.

“It was a good guy who stepped into the political arena. Something he flew back and forth like a cricket ball, ”said many politicians in Pakistan, commenting on the opinion of the new Prime Minister Imran Khan.

However, a surprise broke out in the 2013 election, when Tehreek-e-Insaf finished third with 27 seats in parliament. It was the perfect step forward for the next five-year victory with Imran Khan officially becoming Prime Minister at age 65, leaving behind a 22-year journey of tireless struggles.