Cricket, basically an English sport, is very popular in Bangladesh Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, and many other countries of the world. Cricket is played by two teams and each team comprises of eleven players. There are strict rules and regulations which govern the domestic as well as international cricket. Cricket is playing very important roles in promoting trade and commerce both domestically and internationally. Cricket also serves as a means of diplomacy between various countries. Thus, cricket joins cricketing countries together to promote political ties also.

A bowler, bowling to a batsman.
A Sri Lankan Player bowls the ball to an Australian Batsman.


  Wikibooks has more on the topic of Cricket.