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Cricket – Beyond The Boundary

The game of cricket is an English invention. Cricket was first played in England colonies as the British Empire expanded its suzerainty on territories around the globe. Cricket is now an international sport that is played in 16 countries around the world. Although cricket is often called a “gentleman’s sport”, it was originally played primarily by children and women in the country it was born.

Gentleman’s Game?

Many believe that cricket is not referred to as a “gentleman’s sport”. With the Aussies sledging and racistizing non-white players, and players generally hurling abuses towards umpires and officials, cricket is rapidly falling from its high pedestal as a game for civilized gentlemen. However, cricket is still a gentleman’s game, while football is the most loved ‘ruffians game’ in the world. (Football has, however, never been called a “gentleman’s sport”. It would also be positively sexist for to call cricket a ‘gentleman’s game’, as more and more women are choosing cricket as their chosen career.

A game that unites

Cricket is much more than a sport. It is a powerful unifying force. The gestures of Pakistani and Indian cricket players can bring tears to the eyes of fundamentalists and hardliners alike when they shake hands and slap one another’s backs after or during a match. After South Africa publicly repudiated contemptible apartheid (a legalized practice that racial discrimination was and is still being used against blacks in South Africa), different nations began playing cricket with South Africa. It was a historic day in the history cricket.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has given cricket new dimensions. One IPL team can be a melting pot of cultures, with Indian, Australian and Sri Lankan players as well as players from other countries. Players, who used to play against one another and were once considered archrivals or opponents, now play for the same team and leave behind their prejudices. Cricket is becoming more interesting every day as newfound teammates make it possible to overcome cultural, language and racial barriers.

It’s not cricket. Or is it?

While it is still cricket, it has moved beyond cricket. In the past few decades, the game has seen a significant transformation. Although five-day match matches are still very popular, they are no longer in fashion because they only last five days and are boring. Many cricket maniacs look forward one-day internationals (ODIs), which allow them to experience the thrills and pitfalls of the game in one day. However, ODIs have also lost their appeal in the face stiff competition from T20s and Twenty20s. It seems that cricket is adapting to meet the demands of impatient and frantic fans. You might lose your tickets in the rush to get them, but modern cricket will give you plenty of value, even if the match is on TV.

Investing In Cricket

Cricket is a potential greenfield investment opportunity that could yield high returns. Many cricket fans feel that cricket is no longer a traditional sport. Many others believe that cricket’s ‘business’ is doing a lot for the game. They claim that investing in cricket actually helps to promote the game. True. You can see the many other sports, such as hockey, polo and badminton. Indian subcontinent. They are in a terrible state and are stuck because of a lack of funds.

The Indian Premier League (IPL), has made cricket a lucrative business. Actors, celebrities, and business moguls are all waiting to bid on players at auction, to help sponsor matches and teams, and to make huge bucks. Tycoons are desperate to secure the biggest-ticket players and have raised their prices shockingly before the hammer drops. Today, cricket is a high-stakes game. Winners are celebrated by their owners while losers are quickly disowned and sold. It’s just like in the commodities market.

Is a brand ambassador a cricketer?

Nearly all of the top-rated cricket players have been involved in product endorsements at one time or another. Cricket isn’t a highly lucrative sport. It isn’t very lucrative for top cricketers around the world who live extravagant lives. They can only afford to endorse if they want to continue living in luxury. These advertisements can be quite confusing. Marketers use cricketers for this reason. When you see your favorite cricketer on a different pitch, displaying or patronizing a fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCG), you might actually be prompted to use the same product, yourself. Cricketers make great brand ambassadors and are a great medium for companies to communicate their message.

Advertisements also have a flip side. Many players have been accused in advertisements of making too much money and too little from cricket. While their pitch skills have been poor, they have done well in sales. Their pitch has been criticized, and they have been pushed off the field. However, the commercials that they have appeared in have provided viewers and agencies with plenty of opportunities to make a profit. They have been called wicked and greedy because their bank accounts have grown larger and bigger through endorsements from brands.

Match Fixing

During the match-fixing years, cricket’s wickedness reached its peak. It is clear that the author hopes match fixing will be a thing of the past by referring to it in the past. In order to make quick money, many cricketers sold their games, their countries, and their lives to bookies. It was shameful! It was a shame! To be out, shady players would intentionally place their legs in front of the wicket. Because a single loss is more lucrative than the prize money earned from a single win, sides and teams would lose tournaments or matches. For hard cash, cricket, countries and loyalties could be freely traded. Match fixing has not paid cricket as much as it should. Not a lack of money was what drove cricketers into fixing matches. They were driven by avarice. Greed to hoard and mint money by hook or by lance. They were likely gratifying themselves for the amount of roast ducks that they would have in best hotels with their friends, as they went out to get ducks in the morning.

This Is Not Cricket

Newspaper and magazine gossip columns have been filled with juicy gossip about the lives of cricketers. Some cricketers, like the unwavering Sachin Tulkar, are committed to the game. But there are other commitments. To list all of their interests, which can sometimes be quite immoral and difficult to discuss, it would take a book. You still get the meaning …? You get the idea. Late night parties in hotels, drinks, and involvement with the other sex So, who is the winner at the toss next morning? It’s not cricket. While the excesses and joys of life overtake cricket, cricket goes for a toss. The player returns to the pavilion with his head up, but not as it should. He runs straight to the bar, where he will find the most disgusting member of the opposite sex. These players have not been able make or break any records. Sachin Tendulkar is one of the few players who has broken and created records.

Cricket is a great game and remains ‘Not Out.

Cricket continues to be a popular sport, despite the fact that it has influenced thousands of people with its magic and still holds power over past and present cricketers. One four and the stadium, Centurion, Lord’s, or Eden, crashes with cheers. One six, and a terminally ill person watching the match from their home, smiles. One hundred years later, a nation cheers, shouts, and forgets all distinctions of race, creed and gender. Although he may not be able to raise his index finger in the air to play the game, the umpire makes a nation burst with joy as soon as he does. Thunder and lightning can cause the game to stop and force Duckworth Lewis to be thrashed out, but thunderous clapping will continue once the game resumes.

Cricket is a great sport. It can be very thrilling and exciting to watch cricket matches. If your heart is not strong enough to endure the thrills and excitement of Twenty20s or One Day Internationals, you might have a heart attack. It is used often to strengthen bilateral and multilateral ties, to heal hostilities, and to establish new bilateral relationships. Cricket unites and unites; it creates solidarity and breaks the ice. Cricket can change international relations and relationships between countries. Cricket transcends all borders. Howzat, a game that was born in an obscure English village’s grammar school.

 

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