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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.

India Wins 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. 


On April 2nd 2011, India won the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.  India defeated Sri Lanka in the final by six wickets.  This was perhaps the most watched sports event ever.  Estimates put the number of world wide TV viewers at over a billion people.  The last time India won the World Cup was in 1983.

For a collection of photographs click here

An article:  Why You Should Care About Cricket
from ESPN

Updated October 2011