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In this lesson
-Discover basic aspects of cricket.
-Learn the rules of the game.
-Acquaint yourself with the vocabulary of the game - whcih is probably more complicated than the game itself.
Extension activities
-What is your favorite sport?  Can you describe the aim and main features of the game in only 2 or 3 sentences?
-If a friend did not know anything about your favorite sport, how would you try to get your friend interested in it?
Explore Further
Books about cricket for children:  Stories, fiction, rules, learning skills, coaching and famous players.

An article:  Why You Should Care About Cricket
from ESPN

Cricket World Cup 2011

Keywords:  Cricket, sports in India, cricket rules, spirit of cricket, field positions, cricket equipment, cricket words, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, how to play cricket


Planning to start a cricket team?  Want to coach your own kids?  Or perhaps brush up on the rules?  Cricket, like other sports, has a rich and complicated vocabulary of its own. 


World Cup 2011 Logo and Mascot of the Indian Cricket TeamLogo of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and the mascot of the Indian Cricket Team

The 14 countries taking part are Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, England, India, Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.  Click here


Updated October 2011