Are shoes mandatory while playing cricket?


As indicated in jimmithy's answer, batsmen have far greater leeway in the rules than bowlers. Exactly what batsmen can and cannot do is a controversial point at present, but 'switch hitting' is currently legal.

Bowlers must inform the Umpire, who in turn informs the batsmen of what side of the wicket they will bowl from and from which hand when they begin their spell. They need to inform the Umpire, who informs the batsmen, if they want to change it, but can do so as often as they like. That is all though, the style of bowling need not be declared, just the side of the wicket and hand.

Andrew Symonds, a former Australian cricketer, bowled both offspin and medium pace. Admittedly he was rubbish at both, but at least we was equally skilled in both styles. It was not uncommon for him to bowl spin to one batsmen and medium pace to another in the same over in order to take advantage of the perceived strengths and weakness of the two batsmen against the two styles of...

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History of cricket bats

The term cricket bat was first mentioned in 1624. In that time, the bats used to be in the shape of hockey stick because bowlers used to ball underarm ball as there was no bowling rules mentioned.

During 1970's, there was change in cricket rule and bowlers could bowl the length ball as well. Hence, the cricket bat was modified and sides were made parallel with and handle was made thin. This cricket bat is similar to the modern bats used nowadays but, the bat was very heavy and had little stroke in comparison.

It was 1835, the first round arm bowling was allowed and it was necessary to modify the weight of bat and make it lighter so that batsman could pick it and use it with ease. During the same period, bats were first manufactured using more than one piece before this time, cricket bat used to be made of a single wood used to break very fast.

When the size was been fixed and How much ?

In the year 1835, the maximum length of the...

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Why Cricket Equipment Is Essential
It is very important that players put on the mandatory cricket accessories while playing. Not only a ball and a well-shaped bat are the 2 main gear that cricket sport requires, it additionally want other necessary accessories as well. Numerous cricket gamers must have some very essential cricket gear in their cricket kit. While engaging in playing cricket, apart from the bat and ball, the players need gloves. The wicket keeping gloves and the batting gloves differ in style and design. The batsmen need to grip the bat properly, needs adequate protection for the fingers as he has to face the ball and strike it. The gloves are heavily padded and should fit aptly on the hands of a batsman. On the other hand, the gloves of the wicket-keepers are huge but less padded so that catching the ball becomes easier.

Some other crucial cricket accessories in the game are leg pads; a participant should have these inside the cricket kit. The job of...

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket (a set of three wooden stumps) sited at each end. One team, designated the batting team, attempts to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents field. Each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have been dismissed or a fixed number of overs have been completed, the innings ends and the two teams then swap roles. The winning team is the one that scores the most runs, including any extras gained, during their one or two innings.

At the start of each game, two batsmen and eleven fielders enter the field of play. The play begins when a designated member of the fielding team, known as the bowler, delivers the ball from one end of the pitch to the other, towards the wicket at that end, in front of which stands one of the batsmen, known as the striker. The striker "takes guard" on a...

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Wow. Sweet watch, dude.

Even crazier than Australian cricket player Usman Khawaja wearing a watch while he plays the game? You guessed it: The fact that he shows no shame in fingering his teammate’s butthole during the national anthem:

Khawaja said after the game that he didn’t realize that cameras were filming from behind while he played with Adam Zampa’s ass, and he was doing it only as a form of hazing because it was Zampa’s debut match.

Either way, that’s a grown man digging in another grown man’s ass in public, kids. And it’s also pretty much the only way you’ll get us to write up a story on cricket.

h/t Barstool Sports

Kate Hudson’s bare ass? Um, yes please: Kate Hudson Showed Off Her Bare Ass To Make Nick Jonas Jealous (NSFW Because...

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Cricket is a team sport that is played outdoors. Cricket originated in England and gradually became popular across the globe. This sport requires complete physical fitness and athleticism to play. The sport is played between two teams of 11 players each.

Australia is the current World Champion (2015). Countries like India, Pakistan, England, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, and Sri Lanka also have equally dominant cricket teams.


Cricket is played outdoors on a ground. The objective of the game is that a team should score more runs than the opponent team. It is all about attempting to score more runs, while restricting the score and dismissing the batsmen of the opponent team. Further in the document, one can closely understand the game, its popular terms and rules.

Team Size

In cricket, each playing side has 11 players and one of them is appointed as captain. Apart from these 11 players, there are a few more...

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Professional cricketers in England will have to wear mandatory helmets next season while batting or fielding close to the wicket.

The ECB Board endorsed changes, first reported on ESPNcricinfo, on Wednesday to regulations governing the use of helmets across the professional game, bringing to a formal end the fast-disappearing era of the cap and floppy hat and the cry from the likes of Brian Close, fielding at short leg, to catch the rebounds.

Any player who does not wear what the ECB calls "compliant protective headgear" will not be permitted to play.

The insistence upon helmets follows several deeply troubling, high-profile incidents that have brought home the danger of the sport, including the tragic death of Australia's Phillip Hughes after he was struck in a match in his own country and Australia and the blow suffered by Craig Kieswetter, the former England wicketkeeper, which ended his career.

The ECB's chief medical officer Dr Nick Peirce also...

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Mandatory Field Restrictions

This point applies to all forms of cricket - Only two fielders are allowed between the position of square leg and long stop.

For One Day Internationals - For the first ten overs only a maximum of 2 fielders are allowed to field outside the 30 yard circle (30 yards are measured from the center of the pitch and the area outside the 30 yard circle is known as outfield and the area inside the circle is known as infield). After 10 overs the concept of powerplay comes into play.

For Twenty-20 internationals - Fielding restrictions of maximum of two fielders outside the 30 yard circle applies for the first six overs.

In all forms of cricket, a maximum of five fielders can field in the rest of the innings.

Powerplay, the concept synonymous with field restrictions is applied in the one day form of cricket.

Powerplay one - For the first ten overs only two players are being allowed to field outside the 30 yard...

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“Was he in the Beatles?”

Cricket is played all over the world by eccentric idiotic police constables and others who would like emulate them. It is also played in Australia and Yorkshire, and unlike rounders, it is not the same as baseball.

It is an apparently pointless sport with rules which no one really understands involving 15 men standing around in a field who occasionally run around, but on the whole stand completely motionless hoping something might happen. Cricket is universally considered one of the most boring and tedious of sports, but continues to be popular the world over with the boring and tedious.

edit Origins of Cricket

People have always been hitting balls with sticks, but in its current format Cricket was first mentioned in the now lost letter of St.Paul (Third Letter to the Umpire) which questioned a decision made in a game between the Corinthians and the Ephesians. St.Paul appears to have played in that game but 'threw his bat' at an...

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Cricket is a sport that has been played around the world for more than eight centuries. In fact, there is written evidence of Prince Edward playing cricket in 14th century England. It wasn't until the 17th century, however, that cricket became a professional sport played in competition, and not until a hundred years later that it became known around the world.

Cricket is played by two teams of eleven players each, which take turns to bowl a hard-leather ball. At first view, cricket looks somehow similar to baseball, with players batting a ball and trying to score as many runs as possible. The differences, however, are many. For starters, cricket is played with a flat bat, rather than a rounded one, and players do not run on a square to score a point, but instead run forward in an effort to reach the opposite end of the pitch. If the ball is hit hard enough to go far, a player may keep running back and forth between the opposite ends, scoring one point every time they...

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About the Cricket Shoes :

Now a days the demand of sports goods in India are increasing day by day. The sports manufacturer and professionals are uses several kinds of technology to enhance the sports person performance to level high. The Cricket Shoes are specially designed for giving full comfort and protection to the wearer while playing game. Comfort is another matter altogether. There are many companies that designed cricket shoes such as Addidas, Reebok and Nike ,Nivia, SS ,GM and SG who is researching more about shoes to know how to get better performances while playing cricket.

A better cricket shoes provides stability to the wearer feet and good cushioning and more weight reduction and these are the key areas of any cricket shoes.

Most of you would not know the essentials of Cricket Sports Shoes. These shoes are created with high grade synthetic material which provides them flexibility in nature.
Different Cricket Shoes are required as per...

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Background Information

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings.

In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 overs of six bowling deliveries per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the...

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Cricket v/s football – What’s your preference?


While football is the game for everyone across the globe, we Indians would always stick to our ardent craze for cricket. Though, in the past few years we have also been showing inkling of preference for football, nothing beats the fan following to cricket.

“Come on! India, let’s football” was the ringing tune last year, exposing to the world a good population of India who have a diehard craze for football too.

Amid all the adrenaline rush that audience experience while cheering for their team against another country, say our very favorite neighbor, there is somewhere a small but powerful proportion of people who would switch to football any day once India gets into the international league. Lesser support to football over cricket could perhaps be the reason why we may be experiencing a deficit of excellent players in this sport from India.


1. The team factor: The very reason...

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Updated: 04/1/16

Cricket is merely the gentlemen’s game and the cricketers are extremely meticulous about everything in the game of cricket. Everything means from the regulations of the game to the kits used by the cricket players. There are many important things at playing cricket when it comes to the best of performance. While the cricketing skill and rigorous practice of the player is significant, the sports gears that he uses also have a very important role to play. A ball and a bat play as the key components in the game of cricket. Every batsman, based on his playing style and physical standards and his strength choose a cricket bat that best fits his requirement. The best batsmen in the world always rise up their bats to show their achievements. The scene is a symbolic and the most desired in the world of cricket. For the cricketers, bats are like sword that is used to win the war. Cricket becomes more exciting game for the best cricketers with their best cricket...

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Lahore Qalandars

After collecting the wooden spoon in the inaugural Pakistan Super League, the Qalanders have made a major overhaul for 2017 with 14 changes, the most by any team. They also have ditched Pakistan one-day skipper Azhar Ali and made former Black Caps leader and current Brisbane Heat skipper Brendon McCullum their on-field leader.

And even though they traded Chris Gayle to the Karachi Kings for Sohail Tanvir, they still have a formidable top order in McCullum, England's Jason Roy and South Africa's Cameron Delport. Roy, a replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo, is coming into the tournament after a fine tour of India while Delport was the second only to Umar Akmal for run-scoring in PSL-1. With these three at the top, Pakistanis Azhar and Fakhar Zaman will struggle to get in the XI.

The Qalandars look short in middle order and in hindsight could regret sending Sohaib Maqsood to Peshawar Zalmi for Aamer Yamin.

The Qalanders were relying on...

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There is no Law of Cricket that specifically requires the use of shoes. (I am reminded of Mark Jefferson's fictional West Indian cricketer Hurricane Hamish, who found it impossible to bowl in shoes!)

However, it has to be said that if playing with a cricket ball, it would be extremely unwise not to wear shoes - even a relatively slow delivery could cause serious damage to one's feet. It would also reduce one's effectiveness as a fielder, since one would not be able to use them to stop even moderately-struck shots.

In your situation, the tournament organiser likely considers he/she has a duty of care to all players in the competition. This would include wearing appropriate protective equipment - pads, abdominal protectors, gloves, etc. - and at the very least, shoes. I don't think you can reasonably expect him/her to allow you to participate in the tournament without shoes, unless you sign a disclaimer that absolves him/her from all responsibility for what...

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Australia Test Cricketer

Alan Fairfax

wearing the traditional white sweater and the NSW XI cap.

Cricket clothing and equipment is regulated by the Laws of Cricket. Cricket clothing, known as cricket whites, or flannels, is slightly loose fitting so as not to restrict players' movements. Use of protective equipment, such as helmets, gloves and pads, is also regulated.

Clothing and protective wear[edit]

A cup, as worn by male batsmen.

A thigh pad, worn by batsmen

Collared shirt with short or long sleeves depending on the climate or personal preference. Long trousers (often white, but stained red in parts from polishing the ball) Jumper (a woollen pullover, if necessary). This is usually a vest. Jockstrap with cup pocket into which a "box", or protective cup, is inserted and held in place. Abdominal guard or "box" or an L Guard for male batsmen and wicket-keepers (often referred to as a cup, box or abdo guard). It is usually...
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An Explanation of Cricket


Cricket is a team sport for two teams of eleven players each. A formal game of cricket can last anything from an afternoon to several days.

Although the game play and rules are very different, the basic concept of cricket is similar to that of baseball. Teams bat in successive innings and attempt to score runs, while the opposing team fields and attempts to bring an end to the batting team's innings. After each team has batted an equal number of innings (either one or two, depending on conditions chosen before the game), the team with the most runs wins.

(Note: In cricket-speak, the word "innings" is used for both the plural and the singular. "Inning" is a term used only in baseball.)

Cricket Ball: Hard, cork and string ball, covered with leather. A bit like a baseball (in size and hardness), but the leather covering is thicker and joined in two hemispheres, not in a tennis ball pattern. The seam is thus like an...
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With spinners, many of the facing batsmen with try to smash it for six, usually over the spinner's head. Try placing a fielder at deep mid-on or deep mid-off. When the batsman mistimes the shot, the fielder can take a nice, easy catch into the bread basket. Also, place fielders deep if the batsman smashes it elsewhere (e.g., deep square leg, fine leg, point and cover). Don't place all of your fielders near the boundary, scatter some up close near the wicky because the batsman could block some and take easy singles, and, every once an awhile the spinner bowls the perfect ball and the batter nicks the ball to the slips or silly mid-on and that gives you many wickets for your...

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Safety pads and guards are standard sports safety equipment in dozens of activities. If you play certain contact sports, such as football, hockey or lacrosse, protective pads are required, but you should wear pads for any contact sport. The type and style of pads seem endless and include shin, knee, elbow, wrist, chest, neck, shoulder, hip and thigh pads.

Some sports, such as inline skating and skateboarding, include wrist, knee and elbow guards as standard equipment. These hard plastic guards prevent cuts, scrapes and abrasions and reduce the odds of a major sprain, strain or even a fracture after a hard fall.

Even in snowboarding, knee pads and wrist guards can be a great advantage. A wipeout on a snowboard usually involves you naturally reaching out with your arms to break your fall, and in the process it's very easy to break a wrist.


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Indian cricketer

Sachin Tendulkar

is the only player to complete more than 30,000


in international cricket.


Photo shows him getting ready to face a delivery.

In the sport of cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the cricket ball with a cricket bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket. A player who is currently batting is denoted as a batsman, while the act of hitting the ball is called a shot or stroke. The term specialist batsman is also used generically to describe players who specialise in batting (as opposed to e.g. bowlers who specialise in bowling), and the term bowler is also used in this context. The latter term can, however, refer to any player during their turn at bat. In women's cricket, the term batswoman is sometimes encountered, as is batter, but the "male" form is widely used in both men's and women's cricket. Cricketers have to adapt to various conditions when visiting international pitches; this is...

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Although most cases of heel pain are not associated with sport, still a large number experience heel pain during sport every year. This can include football, rugby, cricket, hockey, and most commonly, running. The most common type of heel pain associated with sport is Sever’s, which affects children usually from 9 to 13 years of age. Sever’s is rare in children who don’t play a lot of sport and probably, as a consequence of higher activity levels is more common in boys than girls.
There are three common types of heel pain associated with adults playing sport. These are plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathies, and Haglund’s or pump bumps. All are most common in runners, but turn up in football, cricket, rugby and hockey, as well as among other sports.

Sever’s in Sport

Sever’s is described as a traction apophysitis. In childhood our bones are made of a cartilage mould of the bone, which over time as we grow slowly turns into a full bone. The reason for...

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