Latest Crickets Updates For Cricket Lovers
Though played in only a few countries across the globe the craze and popularity of cricket is skyrocketing. Of late many countries that looked down on the game with skepticism are now taking to the game in a big way. Thus the number of cricket playing nations is growing pretty consistently. It seems that the time is not far away when it will become a universal game like football, lawn tennis, badminton, or hockey. There are millions of cricket lovers and they are not confined to Australia, England, India, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe alone and they are always looking for the latest sports news relating to cricket.
Quality Sports News Sites
Like all other areas the best place to find the latest sports news is the Internet. These days many sites like Yahoo sports and Cricket world are also offering live commentaries and video clippings of the game resembling viewing cricket and other games on the TV. There are some other sites that offer only the news and update it periodically but the popularity of sites offering live streams is much more in comparison. Quality news sites would come up with the latest and most updated news overcoming the obstacles like 15 minutes statutory delay as imposed by authorities from time to time.
As Popular as Ever
Cricket news was popular in the past even when the electronic media had not intervened. At that time the main source for news was the print media and audio sources like radio that gave the running commentary. Those were the days when great cricketers like the legendary Sir Don Bradman, Sir Len Hutton, and the greats like Ray Lindwal, Keith Millar and Colin Cowdray. The dominance of cricket world was confined to England and Australia with West Indies following. South Africa had not yet been allowed official status and India, Pakistan, and New Zealand. Gradually the scenario changed and the lower level countries started posing serious challenges to the top cricketing countries and on several occasions overtook them. In the process many stalwarts like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid in India, Hanif Mohammed, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad in Pakistan, Sanath Jaisurya, Arabindo Di Silva, and K Sangakara in Sri Lanka and Glenn Turner of New Zealand as batsman, Kapil Dev, Imaran Khan, Wasim Akram, and Richard Hadlee as allrounders, Bhagabat Chandrasekhar, Bishen Singh Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Muthaya Murlidharan, Abdul Qadir and Iqbal Qasim all became major stake holders in cricket updates in their times.
Test Cricket and Limited Over Cricket
Unlike the past when international cricket meant only test cricket of 4, 5, or 6 days among the major cricket playing nations; the introduction of limited over cricket has completely changed the cricketing scenario of the world. First it was 60 over limited one day cricket introduced with World Cup in 1975 which was won by West indies. Then it was revised to 50 over per side one day cricket. The latest entry into the arena is that of 20 over cricket which has become extremely popular these days.
The latest cricket updates would cover the entire three format and also some minor cricketing events like IPL and others.