Our favourite sport | Sunday Observer

Our favourite sport

Most people like sports. One of the favourite sports in the world is cricket. It occupies a great place in the world because it is a game of fun. It was started by the British to relax your body and mind. It is also known as the ‘Gentleman’s game.’ Today it is played by women too.

At present this game comes under the International Cricket Council (ICC). Cricket can be played in three formats such as Tests, One Day Internationals (ODI’s) and Twenty 20. Cricket is played using wickets on two sides of the pitch, a bat and a ball. It’s played between two teams consisting of 11 players each, with a captain, vice captain, a wicket keeper, a slip, bowlers, batsmen and fielders.

There are many rules in the game. A player cannot use drugs before

playing a match. Players cannot argue with the umpires. Bowlers cannot scratch the ball. Each player should behave well and accept victory or defeat.


Kisan Ransika Amarasinghe,

Grade 6 B,

Prince of Wales College,