|Spanning from the 16th century to the present day,
the past and present of cricket hides in itself many memorable and
historic moments that raise the adrenaline levels of ardent cricket
followers like us.
A gentleman's game, cricket has maintained its lead as a major
sport universally followed all around the world in terms of
participants, spectators & media coverage.
Present Day Cricket Followed By Millions
|In present day, fame, money & a celebrity
status await lads who make their presence felt in the world of
cricket. Massive fan-following the game commands across length &
breadth of this country and in other cricket playing continents is a
testimony of the game's unsurpassed popularity.
The feverish appeal of the game can be seen in the deserted roads,
postponed parties and weddings and even the parliament going in for
an early closing. The whole country comes to a churning stop the day
cricket match is played - a craze bordering on madness that unites
nation into one single unit egging players towards a possible
winning feeling deep inside everyone's heart & mind. Cricketers
are no doubt superstars who rule the pulse rates of many of us
ardent cricket followers & fans.
Cricket Followed As A Religion In India
|Starting as a rich man's game in a poor man's
country, the rising support for the game from all quarters has made
it equally accessible by all those who have with them needed
training and talent to surpass the ever crumbling boundaries.
Graduating from a white cricket establishment (Britain,
Australia, New Zealand), who long ruled International
Cricket Council (ICC), headquartered in London, cricket in India
is governed and nurtured by BCCI, a private registered body
formed in 1929.
Cricket in India is a religion that has not only been heard by
many, but also followed by plenty. Picking up of fine art involved
in the game from the British, we Indians have a big history with
cricket starting with the Maharajas (Kings) to stalwarts like
Ranjitsinghji, Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar to present day star icon
having a demi god status - Sachin Tendulkar.
The game witnessed exponential growth in India when Kapil's Devils
humbled mighty West Indians at Lord's to emerge as World
Champions in the year 1983. The history of Indian cricket is
dotted with many names that country has produced. They are well
remembered for their exceptional cricketing talents the
battered turf bearing testimony to the marks left by them in the
annals of the game.
Transition Stage - From Gulli danda To Cricket
|Hitting a ball with stick have been a popular past
time across races, caste, religion and nations. Starting as a
popular recreation sport among the children of farmers, the first
records of a game similar to present day cricket being played is
around the beginning of 17th century at Weald, an area of dense
woodlands & clearings in south-east England, which lies across
Kent and Sussex.
Closely resembling traditional Indian game gulli danda, cricket was
brought to India in the 17th century by the British. With the
playing of first ever cricket match on Indian soil in 1721 AD, the
rising popularity of cricket among the masses has made it today the
unofficial national game of India.
Inbound Tours For Other Games
|We are also planning to offer international
community inbound touring facilities for watching & learning in
detail the traditional Indian games Kho-kho & Kabbadi. The
learning experience would also include playing opportunity with
reputed clubs (called akaras in India) where the necessary skill
enhancement training would be imparted by experienced professionals.
Its in our future plan and we will comeback soon with the necessary