Is there any match stopped while playing in the cricket history?


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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In addition to the previous answer a couple of other interesting examples spring to mind. These from Test matches:

The first abandoned test I can find was West Indies vs England, Sabina Park (1998). The match was called off after only 10 overs due to an unplayable pitch (Scorecard).

A similar occurrence in Antigua in 2009, where the game was called off after 10 deliveries. (Cricinfo report). This was due to the sandy condition of the recently relaid outfield being deemed dangerous to bowlers.

The second Test between England and West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in Antigua has been abandoned after just ten deliveries, after the sand-based outfield was deemed a safety risk to the bowlers.

The test between England and Pakistan at the Oval in 2006 was abandoned when the Pakistan team refused to emerge from their dressing room after tea on the 4th day, feeling they had been unfairly docked 5 runs for ball-tampering. (Scorecard) The match was...

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Yes its allowed, and someone has done it now!

During Worcestershire's stint in the field, their captain Daryl Mitchell asked wicketkeeper Ben Cox to ditch his gloves and pads and become an extra fielder - leaving no one behind the stumps.

The ploy developed as an extension of MS Dhoni's decision to stand back to the spinners while keeping for India in the Test series in England last summer.

The umpires, after consultation, allowed it. "In a game when you're trying to stop the opposition scoring, it's a legitimate tactic," Steve Rhodes, the Worcestershire director of cricket, said.

Moeen's second over - the 16th of the innings - saw Cox remove gloves and pads and go to fly-slip, with no one standing up to the stumps. Umpires Nick Cook and Graham Lloyd conferred at length and allowed play to continue, with Mitchell persisting in the tactic for the spinners from thereon.

More here: Worcestershire ditch...

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The condition of the pitch directly effects the ease of playing the game. The condition of the pitch effects how easy it is for the batsmen to play shots with confidence, how much the ball will move either through seam or spin and how quickly the ball will travel off the bat.

Generally a good pitch should provide assistance to all, bounce and pace for bowlers and batsmen and then wear over the course of the match bringing the spinners into the match.

In multi day cricket if a pitch is too good it will tend to lead to a high scoring draw which is boring.

Pitch condition as well as being effected by wear is effected by the weather, so what is a nice hard dry pitch could become a lot less pleasant to bat on after rain and it sweating under covers.

Therefore the pitch condition is an important factor in deciding what to do after the...

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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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Pak Vs Australia 1994 1st Test @ Karachi

One of the most thrilling games I have come across. Dickie Bird called it the best Game he ever stood in....

As reported by Cricinfo :

The pitch had been laid just six weeks prior to the Test. Michael Bevan, making his debut, helped Australia recover from 95 for 4 to post a competitive 337.

Saeed Anwar provided the initial thrust for Pakistan, but they couldn't sustain it and ended up conceding an 81-run lead. Mark Taylor made a pair, but Australia seemed to have gained the upper hand thanks to a century from Boon.

Australia finished on 232. Pakistan had five sessions in which to get their 314. At the end of day four they were 155 for 3.

There was more drama on the fourth evening. That was when Saleem Malik allegedly made his infamous telephone call to Shane Warne and Mark Waugh, offering them money to play badly.

On the final morning Australia woke up to other problems. May had a crick in his neck...

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Cricket is an outdoor game played between two teams (having 11 players in each), under set number of rules and regulations, to win or defeat other team.

Essay on Cricket

Cricket is a most famous and passionate sports of India for many years. It is mostly liked by the children. Generally they used to play cricket on any small open places like road, small fields, etc. Kids and children are so fond of knowing about the cricket and its rules and regulations. Most importantly, it is a very common topic which students generally get as a topic to write essay in the essay writing competition. So help your kids and children in getting participated in the essay writing competition or other type of competition like debate, group discussion, etc using such simple and easy written essay on cricket. You can select any cricket essay given below:

Cricket Essay 1 (100 words)

Cricket is a most famous outdoor game played in India on national and international...

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From pigs running across the field and stopping the game to hitting a bird dead-on in flight, the game of cricket has had a lot of funny and interesting moments since it’s beginning. Some memories are funny while others are sad or informative, but overall, this game of sport has had some really great moments that’re worth sharing in a compilation of cricket facts.

Let’s start out by looking at some of the funny moments that happened in cricket during the past few years and some of the moments where a game of cricket was stopped due to animals.

Funny Cricket Facts

In 1889, a game of cricket in a match between Worcestershire and Derbyshire was stopped when a pig started to run across the field during a pitch. Maybe the pig just wanted to determine the fate of the game himself?

Baseball and cricket are sometimes compared to each other, with both having the goal of hitting a ball with a bat; but did you know that the number one different between...

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A pot of gravy held up play at Old Trafford shortly after lunch on June 18, 2007. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at one of the most bizarre reasons for disruption in play.

Over years cricket matches have been stopped by earthquakes, snakes, stoats, penguins, (fried) calamari, solar eclipses, lost balls, riots, pitch invasions, sandstorms, and streakers, among other not-so-obvious aspects. But even then, a pot of gravy (we are not discussing Labon Kenneth Blackburn Leeweltine Buckonon Benjamin here)? Who would have thunk?

It was one of those regulation Old Trafford matches. The hosts piled up runs despite the usual Manchester gloom after Stuart Law decided to bat. Iain Sutcliffe and Paul Horton saw off the new-ball attack of Yasir Arafat and Andrew Hall and added 71 in an hour-and-a-half before Simon Cook struck. Sutcliffe and Mal Loye saw them off till stumps with Lancashire finishing on 164 for 1.

Ryan McLaren removed Sutcliffe early on Day Two, which brought Brad...

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The earliest definite reference to cricket is dated Monday, 17 January 1597 (i.e., a Julian date which is 1598 by modern reckoning under the Gregorian calendar). It is a deposition in the records of a legal case at Guildford, Surrey, re the use of a parcel of land c.1550 and John Derrick, a coroner, testified that he had at that time played cricket on the land when he was a boy. Derrick's testimony makes clear that the sport was being played c.1550, but its true origin is a mystery. All that can be said with a fair degree of certainty is that its beginning was earlier than 1550, somewhere in south-east England within the counties of Kent, Sussex and Surrey. Unlike other games with batsmen, bowlers and fielders, such as stoolball and rounders, cricket can only be played on relatively short grass, especially as the ball was delivered along the ground until the 1760s. Therefore, forest clearings and land where sheep had grazed would have been suitable places to play.


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Traditional cricketer on the
village sign, Benenden, Kent


The origins of the game of cricket are lost in the mists of time. There is a reference in the household accounts of Edward I in 1300 of a game like cricket being played in Kent.

It seems clear that the English game originated in the sheep-rearing country of the South East, where the short grass of the downland pastures made it possible to bowl a ball of wool or rags at a target. That target was usually the wicket-gate of the sheep pasture, which was defended with a bat in the form of a shepherd's crooked staff.

By the 17th century the game was quite popular as a rough rural pastime, but in the following century the leisure classes took up the sport, particularly in Sussex, Kent, and London. We know that an organized match was held at the Artillery Grounds, Finsbury, London, in 1730. By the middle of the 18th century cricket was being played at every level of society, from village greens...

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Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. The paler strip is the cricket pitch. The two sets of three wooden stumps on the pitch are the wickets. The two white lines are the creases.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of 11 players each. A cricket match is played on a grass field, roughly oval in shape, at the center of which is a flat strip of ground 22 yards (20.12 m) long, called a cricket pitch. At each end of the pitch is a construction of three parallel wooden stakes (known as stumps) driven vertically into the ground, with two small crosspieces (known as bails) laid across the top of them. This wooden structure is called a wicket. Cricket has drawn many comparisons to the American pastime of baseball, with both playing with innings, a bat and ball. While a home run is the best hit in baseball, the "sixer" in cricket gives six runs on one hit.

Cricket has been an established team sport for hundreds of years. It...

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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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The history of United States cricket begins in the 18th century. Among early Americans, cricket was as popular a bat and ball game as baseball. Though Americans never played cricket in great numbers, the game grew for some time.[1] Around the time of the United States Civil War, the game began competing with baseball for participants, but then slowly declined in popularity. This was followed again by a brief golden age with the Philadelphian cricket team. This lasted until roughly the start of World War I, at this time cricket again became less popular. In the latter part of the 20th century immigrants from cricket playing nations in south Asia and the West Indies helped spark a resurgence in the game's popularity. This led to participation and success in several International Cricket Council events. In 2007, the United States of America Cricket Association was suspended by the ICC because of problems with its administration, but was again recognized beginning in 2008.


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Welcome to the greatest game of all – Cricket. This site will help explain to an absolute beginner some of the basic rules of cricket.

Although there are many more rules in cricket than in many other sports, it is well worth your time learning them as it is a most rewarding sport.

Whether you are looking to play in the backyard with a mate or join a club Cricket-Rules will help you learn the basics and begin to enjoy one of the most popular sports in the world.

The game is ever popular, with many fans attending to watch their local and national teams, the craze is always growing. With a number of big tournaments like The Ashes, IPL League and the granddaddy of them all, the ICC World Cup Cricket 2019! The game of cricket is highly popular, and the number of cricket betting fans who place bets on their national and local teams is also growing.

Cricket is a game played with a bat and ball on a large field, known as a ground, between two teams of 11 players...

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Click here for some more detailed aspects of cricket history

The origins of cricket lie somewhere in the Dark Ages - probably after the Roman Empire, almost certainly before the Normans invaded England, and almost certainly somewhere in Northern Europe. All research concedes that the game derived from a very old, widespread and uncomplicated pastime by which one player served up an object, be it a small piece of wood or a ball, and another hit it with a suitably fashioned club.

How and when this club-ball game developed into one where the hitter defended a target against the thrower is simply not known. Nor is there any evidence as to when points were awarded dependent upon how far the hitter was able to despatch the missile; nor when helpers joined the two-player contest, thus beginning the evolution into a team game; nor when the defining concept of placing wickets at either end of the pitch was adopted.

Etymological scholarship has variously placed the...

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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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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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Everybody agrees that the most popular sport in the world today is soccer. But which is the second most popular? Is it basketball? Maybe rugby? Tennis perhaps? No, as you've probably guessed by now, the answer seems to be cricket. The reason for this is that cricket is the number one sport in many countries with huge populations, such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is popular in many other countries as well, including the U.K., Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Cricket is, like baseball, a "bat and ball" game in which bowlers "bowl" the ball and batsmen try to hit "shots" with a bat and score runs for their team. As in baseball, batsmen are "out" if their shot is caught, or if they don't get to a "safe haven" in time when they're making runs. What is very different, however, is the time taken to play the game. In cricket, a single game in the traditional "Test match" format can take five full days to complete! But thankfully there are shorter formats for...

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Get the Fact on How Cricket was Created

They say you have to be born into cricket. Me, I love it. An American friend once described it as “baseball on Valium.”

The origins of the game of cricket are lost in the mists of time. There is a reference in the household accounts of King Edward I in 1300 of a game much like cricket being played in Kent.

The English game originated in the sheep-raising country of the Southeast, where the short grass of the pastures made it possible to bowl or roll a ball of rags or wool at a target. That target was usually the wicket gate of the sheep paddock, which was defended with a bat in the form of a shepherd’s crooked staff.

In reality, there were actually a large number of different games played under a variety of local rules. The idea of a single pastime evolving seamlessly into the sport we know and love is appealing but not very likely. However, hitting a ball with a stick does seem to have been a popular pastime....

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