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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: Some useful links

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. 



Laws of Cricket and Spirit of Cricket

http://www.lords.org/laws-and-spirit/laws-of-cricket/

Open Learning Manual - Laws of Cricket

What do I play with? Do I need special equipment?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/rules_and_equipment/4176838.stm

 Who is on the field?  Field positions?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/rules_and_equipment/4179600.stm

 Do girls play cricket?

Yes, it's not just for boys anymore

Wikipedia tells us that ďThe Women's Cricket World Cup is a Women's one-day international cricket competition. Women's cricket was ahead of the male form of the game, with the first Women's World Cup held in England in 1973, two years before the first men's Cricket World Cup.  India retained the Women's World Cup in May 2008.  Read More

 

 

 

Updated October 2011