The Indian Premier League (IPL) started in 2007 and is usually contested between March and May. It was created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and features teams from eight states or cities in India to compete in this annual T20 form of cricket. It is a hugely popular spectator event and regularly features in the top 10 of the world’s best-attended sporting events. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was moved to the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 season but is usually held in India. The league is a franchise-based system where the governing body held an auction to sell off each franchise (team) to the highest bidder.
Format of the IPL
The initial stages of the tournament are played in the round-robin format. Consisting of at least eight teams, every side plays each other twice in the league, and the matches are held at the home and away grounds of the participating teams. After the league stage, the next four teams go through to the next round. The top two teams from the league play each other, with the winner progressing straight to the final. Various other playoff games are undertaken, and the eventual winner gains the title of IPL Champions. What is interesting about this particular tournament is that teams are given two and a half minutes time outs. These can be taken between the overs six to nine for the bowling team, and for the batting team, the time out can be taken between the 16th and 19th over. Also, teams are given the benefit of one TV review of an umpire’s decision per over.
The auctions held to decide the original teams are very lucrative, with the original franchises sold to Mohali, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, and Jaipur (Rajasthan). However, what creates the most interest is the player’s auctions where cricketers are sold to the teams who bid the most for the players. Each year an annual auction is held where players offer their services and set their base price. This being the price they can be purchased for. Each squad can have between 18 and 25 players and what makes it more exciting is that the teams can include up to eight overseas cricketers.
So Indian cricket fans can watch the cream of Indian cricket and some of the best players in the world at that time. The total squad salary must not exceed 12 million US dollars, so you can see why many local and foreign players scramble to be part of the IPL auction. For a relatively short cricket tournament, the rewards can be impressive, and this does not take into account the available prize money for successful teams. The winning team gets 2.8 million US dollars, and the first two runners up receive 1.8 million dollars. The fourth team receives 1.2 million dollars. All prize money has to be shared equally with the players.
Notable Players From the 2020 IPL Auction
The Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins became the highest ever purchase, costing 1.6 million dollars for the Kolkata Night Riders. England captain Eoin Morgan was bought by the same team while Sam Curran, the English bowler, was acquired by Chennai Super Kings. Three other purchases were made for Glen Maxwell, the Australian superstar fast bowler, Sheldon Cottrell, the West Indies fast bowler, and Chris Morris of South Africa were also secured at the 2020 IPL auction in Kolkata. The Mumbai Indians were the IPL Champions for 2020.
IPL Players Auction for 2021
The 2021 IPL season is due to take place between 11.4.21 and 6.6.21, and the eagerly awaited player’s auction date is scheduled to be decided by the end of December 2000. It has been delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Australian Players Likely to Impact Upon IPL 2021
Glen Maxwell: Although his performance in the 2020 IPL was disappointing, this Australian is one of the top-rated T20 cricketers in the world. He performed well against India in the limited-over format of the game and is sure to be in demand.
Aaron Finch: This is another Australian cricketer who disappointed fans in the 2020 IPL, but his devastating form with the bat in the T20 series against India resulted in a batting average of 83.00. Another one to watch.
Marcus Stoinis: Marcus had some great moments in the 2020 series, and this Australian all-rounder has match-winning qualities in abundance. The Dehli Capitals will be eager to have a successful bid since he cost $670,00 in the 2020 season.
Three Indian Cricketers Guaranteed to Be in the IPL 2021 Auction
MS Dhoni: The captain of Chennai Super Kings from the IPL’s inception has confirmed he will play in the 2021 series. He scored 200 runs in the 2020 series and was the former Indian captain. Dhoni should open the batting for Chennai in 2021.
Virat Kohli: This Indian superstar plays as captain for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He scored 464 runs in the 2020 series and is the favorite to continue in the 2021 games.
Rohit Sharma: Rohit is the captain of the Mumbai Indians and has been since 2013. Mumbai have won the tournament five times under his leadership and is one of the most successful players in the IPL. He scored 332 runs in the last event, and the betting is that he will continue in 2021.
Notable English Cricketers
Ben Stokes: Ben is the English all-rounder that, on his day, is capable of winning any game. Excelling at bowling and batting, he is no doubt going to be included in the 2021 auction. Likely to be retained by Rajasthan.
Jofra Archer: The English fast bowler who starred as the most valuable player in the UAE tournament is sure to be retained by Rajasthan. Although he would be welcome to join any of the other franchises due to his top-quality performances.
Jos Butler: Although he had a mediocre performance in the 2020 series, he has shown his destructive batting prowess when playing for England. Another player likely to be retained by Rajasthan.
Players to Watch Out For
Rishabh Pant: India
Kagiso Rabada: India
David Malwan: England
Prithvi Shaw: India
Andre Russell: West Indies
Eoin Morgan: England
Shubman Gill: India
Shivam Mavi and
Ruturaj Gaikwad: India
The IPL player’s auction creates worldwide interest each year with lucrative sponsorship and TV rights. It is one of the most expensive leagues globally. Due to its immense attraction and massive spectator participation, it is sure to be a winner in 2021.
As COVID-19 has brought uncertainty in nearly all aspects of social life, 2020 was and still is a surreal year for us all. But the finding of an effective vaccine is getting more and more realistic, leading to the hope that a more normal way of life can be resumed sooner rather than later.
The international cricket program for 2021-2022 includes a total of 27 Tests, 63 One Day Internationals (ODIs), 45 Twenty20 Internationals (T20s), six Women’s One Day Internationals (WODIs), and six Women’s Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is). Other minor series will be played involving associate nations.
What is the ICC?
The International Cricket Council was founded back in 1909, with its first representatives in England, Australia, and South Africa.
In 2020, the ICC now acts as the governing body of cricket and is the embodiment of a broad international platform of 104 different nations, 12 of which act as Full Members, and 92 as Associate Members.
The ICC also hosts the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Cricket League, and ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
England’s Dates are Set: Tickets are Available
With England’s announcement that 2021 will see a hectic year for cricket, next year will kick off a tour around the country from April 2021 to September 2021, although dates are still subject to the pandemic situation. Viable COVID-19 vaccines have stirred confidence from the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board). Now, full-blown preparations are being made for the likelihood of enjoying a full summer in cricket’s native homeland, England.
The finals for the ICC World Test Championship will commence on 29 June, happening as a 3-match ODI series in Durham, The Oval, and Bristol, against Sri Lanka.
8 July will see the same English home teams in a 3-match ODI series against Pakistan, followed by a 3-match T20I series rivaled against the same opponents.
Finally, the men’s fixtures will see five tests running against India, starting on 29 June at Trent Bridge, with the final test commencing on 10 September at Old Trafford.
England Men’s Fixtures for 2021: When and Where?
29 June: Durham – 1st ODI vs. Sri Lanka
1 July: The Oval – 2nd ODI vs. Sri Lanka
4 July: Bristol – 3rd ODI vs. Sri Lanka
8 July: Cardiff – 1st ODI vs. Pakistan
10 July: Lord’s – 2nd ODI vs. Pakistan
13 July: Edgbaston – 3rd ODI vs. Pakistan
16 July: Trent Bridge – 1st T20I vs. Pakistan
18th July: Headingley – 2nd T20I vs. Pakistan
20 July: Old Trafford – 3rd T20I vs. Pakistan
4 August: Trent Bridge – 1st Test vs. India
12 August: Lord’s – 2nd Test vs. India
25 August: Headingley – 3rd Test vs. India
2 September: The Oval – 4th Test vs. India
10 September: Old Trafford – 5th Test vs. India
Apace with the scheduled dates, ticket ballots of the respective venues have already opened for pre-booked requests. The ECB has guaranteed that any pre-booking will be fully refundable if matches are postponed, or numbers have to be reduced in light of any pandemic restrictions.
All English matches will be featured on SKY Sports.
Tour of Australia
Australia also sees a hectic cricket schedule, which will kick off in 2020 and has established dates and venues planned out until Spring 2021, featuring T20, ODI, and Test matches.
The Indian Tour of Australia already has confirmed dates, then the male fixtures will head to South Africa for a series of three Test matches, of which dates are not as yet confirmed. In the meantime, the limited-overs team will be headed to New Zealand for five ODIs.
India Tour Dates in Australia
As is the case for all, changes can happen because of the pandemic situation. However, these are the pre-set dates which have been published.
27 November 2021: 1st ODI, SCG
29 November 2021: 2nd ODI, SCG
2 December 2021: 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval
4 December 2021, 1st T20, Manuka Oval
6 December 2021: 2nd T20, SCG
8 December 2021: 3rd T20, SCG
17 to 21 December 2021: First Test, Adelaide Oval
26 to 20 December 2021: Second Test, MCG
7 to 11 January 2022: Third Test, SCG
15 to 19 January 2022: Fourth Test, The Gabba
T20 Tours in New Zealand
These will happen as a continuation to the 2021 matches. The dates for 2022 have also been published already.
22 February 2022: 1st T20, Hagley Oval
25 February 2022: 2nd T20, Hagley Oval
3 March 2022: 3rd T20, Wellington Regional Stadium
3 March 2022: 4th T20, Eden Park
7 March 2022: 5th T20, Bay Oval
Australia will also see a competition running between England’s Visually Impaired team vs. their Australian counterpart, featured as a limited-overs series.
The above-mentioned tours and tournaments will be featured by Australian’s platform Kayo Sports and US’s FOX Sports.
Women’s Cricket Teams: Postponed to 2022
The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is one the oldest female sports world championships, with the first tournament ever being held in England way back in 1973.
As part of the Women’s Cricket World Cup, the women’s cricket games were initially planned for 2021 and were hoped to commence around February 2021. However, last August 2020, it was announced that the games were postponed by a year due to the pandemic situation.
The exact dates for women’s fixtures have not been scheduled as yet, but it will see South Africa and New Zealand visit women’s ODI and T20I series, both competing against the Heather Knights.
2021 T20 World Cup
The T20 World Cup is hosted every two years and involves the leading teams of 10 full ICC members and six associate members; all qualified through the ICC World Twenty20 competition.
The 2020 World Cup was formerly hosted in Australia, but due to such times of pandemic uncertainty, they have been safely postponed until November 2021 and moved to India. On the other hand, Australia will then host the T20 World Cup in 2022.
Awaiting a Vibrant Year of Cricket
Cricket is international, so having over a hundred games to plan all throughout a year in different countries and venues is already tough as it is. But 2021 saw members of the International Cricket Council experience a challenging year of canceling, postponing, and rescheduling.
Looking ahead, the council has managed to co-ordinate dates and venues for the 2021-2022 series.
Worldwide cricket fans and enthusiasts can now finally look forward to some full-blast vibrant months of cricket competition, all escalating to big world tournaments and the much-awaited World Cup.
Click here for the full detailed schedule of all international cricket games happening in the 2021-2022 season.
The legality of gambling is a complex issue in many nations, and India is no exception. With the world of online betting currently hitting new heights, it’s essential for Indian players to understand what is and isn’t allowed when wagering online. The following guide will uncover the country’s gambling laws and aim to clear up any confusion, particularly in regards to sports betting.
Is Gambling Illegal in India?
The Public Gambling Act of 1867 prohibits the running of gambling houses throughout the country. However, each state has the authority to formulate and enforce their own laws. As a result of this autonomy, land-based casinos can be found in Goa, Daman, and Sikkim. The latter has continued to push for more widespread legalization, attempting and failing to obtain three licenses for online gambling in 2010. Despite this, Sikkim did succeed in establishing an online lottery that allows bets to be taken from across the nation.
The federal law also makes a distinction between gambling activities that are based on skill, which are more likely to be permitted, and those that are attributed to luck, which is generally illegal. To add to the confusion, India does allow bets to be placed on horse racing.
What About Gambling Online?
It is illegal for Indian casinos or betting sites to promote their brand or indeed operate online. Nevertheless, all potential sports bettors need to know is that there is no specific law that prohibits Indians from placing an online bet with a bookmaker based outside the country. The 2000 Information Technology Act, which regulates India’s cyber activities, makes no reference to gambling, thereby leaving the issue of online betting open to interpretation. And this loophole is how most Indian players are actively wagering on their favorite sports, especially cricket, which enjoys a level of devotion like no other.
Several offshore casinos have jumped on board this technicality by specifically appealing to Indian customers. For example, many sites have upped their investment in cricket markets, particularly the Indian Premier League (IPL), which has become the world’s most popular T20 competition in a relatively short space of time. In addition, some online casinos even offer payments in rupees, increasing their appeal to Indian players.
Five Factors to Consider When Betting Online
1. Choosing the Right Site
As the online gambling industry has simply exploded over the past decade, the number of available betting sites continues to soar. This vast choice naturally has its advantages, as companies compete with one another using lucrative incentives and bonuses, but it also poses a selection headache for many bettors. Luckily, there are reams of resources across the internet, particularly in India, which provide handy guides to the pros and cons of each bookmaker.
2. Verify the Casino’s Credentials
As Indians are only able to legally bet on offshore sites, it’s essential to choose a casino that has all the necessary licenses, obtained from trusted bodies, such as the UK Gambling Commission or the Malta Gaming Authority. This certification ensures fairness of play and the protection of personal data, guaranteeing all sensitive information is kept safe and secured at all times.
3. Check the Available Payment Options
One of the biggest obstacles Indians face when wagering online involves depositing money for bets. Due to the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), debit and credit cards, plus bank wire transfers, are often subject to certain conditions, which prohibit the transfer of funds across betting platforms. To avoid this hassle, more and more Indians are taking advantage of e-wallets, which essentially act as digital payment cards, renowned for their ease of use, security, privacy, and transaction speed.
4. Scour the Markets
Of course, cricket remains the number one sport for betting in India, so it’s essential to select a bookmaker with plenty of betting options within the cricket field. However, gamblers who prefer other sports, such as soccer, hockey, basketball, or even eSports, should make sure there is enough choice to cater to their needs and decent odds available on their preferred markets.
5. Don’t Forget Taxes!
Current Indian regulations place a 30% tax on all winnings derived from betting, which includes lotteries, casinos, and any sports-related activities. Offshore sites are required to deduct this tax from earnings that exceed INR 10,000. If this does not occur, bettors are personally responsible for declaring their winnings to the tax authorities.
The Future of Sports Betting in India
Online betting in India is expected to continue its surge in popularity, especially now that an increasing number of virtual bookmakers are tapping into this thriving market. If Indian residents follow the tips and advice of this guide, there is no reason why bettors can’t enjoy a safe and successful sports betting experience.
Online betting has grown exponentially in India thanks to high internet usage and the convenience of online betting. According to statistics, there are approximately 140 million regular bettors, and over 370 million Indians bet during major sporting events. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about online betting in India.
Is Online Betting Illegal in India?
As far as federal laws go, online betting in India is legal. There are no federal laws against it.
However, it’s important to note that online betting has been made illegal in some states. Remember, Indian states are mandated to define their gambling laws.
In Maharashtra, for example, a state that accounts for approximately 10% of the bettors in India, online gambling is prohibited under the Bombay Wager Act.
Best Sports to Bet on in India
The next important thing to know is the best sports to bet on in India. Well, there are so many types of sports to bet on in India, including cricket, basketball, horse racing, rugby, soccer, tennis, volleyball, motorsports, virtual sports, and eSports, just to mention a few.
But then, cricket, being the most popular sport, attracts most of the sports betting enthusiasts in India, especially during top-tier cricket events, where the number of bettors increases tenfold.
How to Bet on Cricket
Cricket betting is just as straightforward as soccer betting and other forms of sports betting. The idea is to stake money on specific outcomes, dubbed as markets. For the record, these markets are influenced by odds, which represent the probability of the outcome.
The fundamentals of cricket betting and other forms of betting are founded on understanding betting markets and odds.
Cricket Betting Markets
There are four classifications of cricket bets (markets), as explained below.
General Cricket Bets: These are the most popular cricket bet types and include match bet, tied match bet, double chance, series winner, and outright winner.
Team Proposition Bets: These bets are founded on a proposed outcome of an event that involves the team as a whole. The betting options list here includes win toss, toss combination, first innings score, over/under score, most match sixes, most runs out, and total fours.
Cricket Player Proposition Bets: Unlike team proposition bets, these are based on a proposition outcome that involves players. Examples include top batsman, the top batsman team, top bowler, individual bowler wickets, batsman match, the man of the match, player of the series to score 50 runs, etc.
Cricket In-Play Proposition Bets: Also known as live proposition bets, these are outcomes wagered when the match is underway.
Cricket Betting Odds
Odds represent the probability of the event happening. As a rule of thumb, the higher the odds, the less likely it is for you to win the bet. But then, this is not always true in sports betting; there are upsets.
Now, there are three odds formats; British odds, American odds, and European odds. So, how do they work?
British Odds: Also known as UK odds, these are represented in fractions. The digit on the left (numerator) is the amount you win, while the one on the right (denominator) is the amount you need to stake.
American Odds: These odds, also known as US odds, or Moneylines, have two sides; underdog and favorite. Underdog odds have a (+) sign and represent the amount players win as profit for every 100 units staked. On the other hand, favorite odds have a (-) and represent the amount bettors need to wager to win 100 units as profit.
European Odds: Going by their other name, decimal odds, these are represented in decimals. They represent the total money bettors win for every 1 unit wagered.
While odds are represented in different formats, the payouts are the same.
Best Indian Online Betting Sites
There are so many bookies in India; some are genuine, while others are frauds. While signing up is pretty straightforward, your choice of bookie can be the deal maker or breaker.
To ensure that your money and data are safe, play on an offshore sportsbook that is licensed by a renowned online gambling regulatory authority.
Next, check the betting options’ availability to ensure all your favorite cricket tournaments and competitions are covered, and the betting options are vast. The top tier events, for example, The India Premier League (IPL), may not be available for betting all year round. Still, some betting sites offer extras, such as virtual cricket betting and even eSports cricket betting.
The odds vary from one bookie to another, so compare a few sites and find one that offers the highest odds.
Finally, assess the usability of the particular bookie. Here, aspects such as user-interface, mobile compatibility, banking options, and customer service are essential.
There you have it, folks; a beginner’s guide to online betting in India. For the newbies, free bets will come in handy as they allow you to bet on your favorite sports, be it cricket or soccer, without spending your money. Besides, Indian bookies have plenty of bonuses and promotions for bettors, so be on the hunt for such offers!
IPL 2021 has been scheduled tentatively between 28 March 2021 and 23 May 2021. IPL season 14 opening match likely to be played on 28 March 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capital. IPL 2021 Final could be played on 23 May 2021.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confidently asserted that the 2021 tournament will take place in the first half of 2021 in its usual April-May slot in the calendar. It has been reported that Ganguly is optimistic that the IPL will return to Indian soil in 2021, but the BCCI has yet to categorically confirm that to be the case. Earlier this month Ganguly told India Today that India’s scheduled home series against England will take place in India, as will the 2020/21 Ranji Trophy.
IPL 2021 Schedule
IPL Governing Council (IGC) planning to add 2 more IPL teams, you may see 10 teams playing in IPL 2021. There is a total of 60 matches that will be played in IPL 2021. In case 2 more new teams added numbers of league match will increase. Also, the Overseas player’s quota rule could be changed to increase from 4 to 5 in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 Auction
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IPL 2020 started late 19 September and completed on10 November 2020. BCCI can’t delay IPL 2021 much as T20 World cup 2021 is also hosted by India in October 2021. There is not enough time to organize the IPL 2021 mega Auction before IPL 2021.
This could be good news for CSK and another team that is looking for a replacement of their players before IPL 2021. BCCI is planning to organize a mega or mini-auction by this year-end. Let’s watch this space for more updates on IPL 2021 Auction.
Recent reports in India have hinted at the possibility of a ninth IPL side being introduced at the 2021 tournament. It has been suggested that the new franchise could be based at Ahmedabad’s new 110,000 seater stadium – the world’s second-largest sporting arena.
You can find a full PDF of the tentative schedule for IPL 2021 below. We will update you as soon as we have more news on news regarding next years season.
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The History of the England Cricket Team can be said to date back to at least 1739 when sides styled “Kent” and “All England” played a match at Bromley Common. Over 300 matches involving “England” or “All England” prior to 1877 are known.
However, these teams were usually put together on an ad hoc basis and were rarely fully representative.
The history of the current England side can be traced to 1877 when England played in what was subsequently recognized as the very first Test match. The scorecard from this game is still available, which we think is a fascinating fact. The invention of the internet has made sure it can be accessible for all cricket fans, and for future generations as well.
The Very First Cricketers
But the history of cricket on the English isles is much older than that. In fact, it goes as far back as the 14th century! The historical records and the accuracy of these are rather blurry and we can not know for certain that all is true. But there are records of a childish game played by 14th Century children and/or shepherds. This information has been ascertained largely by the fact that there are few records about the sport, so it must not have been a sport of the adults, even those of the working class.
What is known is that it was played before 1550 of our Common Era (CE) and that its roots can be traced to South East England. In those days, right up until 1760, the ball was delivered along the ground, meaning that it could only be played in short grass.
So, the players would be restricted to areas in which sheep were grazing (hence the reference to its being a popular game amongst shepherds) or in certain clearings in the forest or bush. The ball was made of rags or wool that had been bound closely together to form a rounded shape. The bat was likely a shepherd’s staff or a stick of sorts.
When working men began to play the game during the 1600s was when cricket emerged as a more viable, recognized sport. The spectators were attracted by the fact that they could bet on winners at first, but soon became wrapped up in the game itself. As the English people spread abroad, occupying areas like America, India, and southern Africa, they took this game along with them.
The term “All-England” was first used in reports of two Kent v All-England matches in July 1739. The game was initially known as Creckett. The term Creckett was borrowed from Dutch, and it means a stick. The modern-day bat used in cricket, was, therefore, the source of the name of the game.
The very first recorded match was at Bromley Common in Kent on Monday 9 July 1739. It was billed as between “eleven gentlemen of that county (i.e., Kent) and eleven gentlemen from any part of England, exclusive of Kent”. Kent, described as “the Unconquerable County” won by “a very few notches”.
The second match was at the Artillery Ground in Bunhill Fields, Finsbury on Monday 23 July 1739. This game was drawn and a report includes the phrase “eleven picked out of all England”.
In subsequent decades there were many more such matches between a side representing a county, or the MCC, and a side drawn from the rest of England and described as “England” or “All England”. As the next section describes, in 1846 the term “All England Eleven” would acquire a new, more precise, definition.
Important Dates In Cricket History Until 1980
1550 (approx) Evidence of cricket being played in Guildford, Surrey.
1598 Cricket mentioned in Florio’s Italian-English dictionary.
1610 Reference to “cricketing” between Weald and Upland near Chevening, Kent.
1611 Randle Cotgrave’s French-English dictionary translates the French word “crosse” as a cricket staff.
– Two youths fined for playing cricket at Sidlesham, Sussex.
1624 Jasper Vinall becomes first man known to be killed playing cricket: hit by a bat while trying to catch the ball – at Horsted Green, Sussex.
1676 First reference to cricket being played abroad, by British residents in Aleppo, Syria.
1694 Two shillings and sixpence paid for a “wagger” (wager) about a cricket match at Lewes.
1697 First reference to “a great match” with 11 players a side for fifty guineas, in Sussex.
1700 Cricket match announced on Clapham Common.
1709 First recorded inter-county match: Kent v Surrey.
1710 First reference to cricket at Cambridge University.
1727 Articles of Agreement written governing the conduct of matches between the teams of the Duke of Richmond and Mr. Brodrick of Peperharow, Surrey.
1729 Date of the earliest surviving bat, belonging to John Chitty, now in the pavilion at The Oval.
1730 First recorded match at the Artillery Ground, off City Road, central London, still the cricketing home of the Honourable Artillery Company.
1744 Kent beat All England by one wicket at the Artillery Ground.
– First known version of the Laws of Cricket, issued by the London Club, formalizing the pitch as 22 yards long.
1767 (approx) Foundation of the Hambledon Club in Hampshire, the leading club in England for the next 30 years.
1769 First recorded century, by John Minshull for Duke of Dorset’s XI v Wrotham.
1771 Width of bat limited to 4 1/4 inches, where it has remained ever since.
1774 LBW law devised.
1776 Earliest known scorecards, at the Vine Club, Sevenoaks, Kent.
1780 The first six-seamed cricket ball, manufactured by Dukes of Penshurst, Kent.
1787 First match at Thomas Lord’s first ground, Dorset Square, Marylebone – White Conduit Club v Middlesex.
– Formation of Marylebone Cricket Club by members of the White Conduit Club.
1788 First revision of the Laws of Cricket by MCC.
1794 First recorded inter-schools match: Charterhouse v Westminster.
1795 First recorded case of a dismissal “leg before wicket”.
1806 First Gentlemen v Players match at Lord’s.
1807 First mention of “straight-armed” (i.e. round-arm) bowling: by John Willes of Kent.
1809 Thomas Lord’s second ground opened at North Bank, St John’s Wood.
1811 First recorded women’s county match: Surrey v Hampshire at Ball’s Pond, London.
1814 Lord’s third ground opened on its present site, also in St John’s Wood.
1827 First Oxford v Cambridge match, at Lord’s. A draw.
1828 MCC authorizes the bowler to raise his hand level with the elbow.
1833 John Nyren publishes his classic Young Cricketer’s Tutor and The Cricketers of My Time.
1836 First North v South match, for many years, regarded as the principal fixture of the season.
1836 (approx) Batting pads invented.
1841 General Lord Hill, commander-in-chief of the British Army, orders that a cricket ground be made an adjunct of every military barracks.
1844 First official international match: Canada v United States.
1845 First match played at The Oval.
1846 The All-England XI, organized by William Clarke, begins playing matches, often against odds, throughout the country.
1849 First Yorkshire v Lancashire match.
1850 Wicket-keeping gloves first used.
– John Wisden bowls all ten batsmen in an innings for North v South.
1853 First mention of a champion county: Nottinghamshire.
1858 First recorded instance of a hat being awarded to a bowler taking three wickets with consecutive balls.
1859 First touring team to leave England, captained by George Parr, draws enthusiastic crowds in the US and Canada.
1864 Overhand bowling authorized by MCC.
– John Wisden’s The Cricketer’s Almanack first published.
1868 Team of Australian aborigines tour England.
1873 WG Grace becomes the first player to record 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a season.
– First regulations restricting county qualifications, often regarded as the official start of the County Championship.
1877 First Test match: Australia beat England by 45 runs in Melbourne.
1880 First Test in England: a five-wicket win against Australia at The Oval.
1882 Following England’s first defeat by Australia in England, an “obituary notice” to English cricket in the Sporting Times leads to the tradition of The Ashes.
1889 South Africa’s first Test match.
1890 County Championship officially constituted.
– Present Lord’s pavilion opened.
1895 WG Grace scores 1,000 runs in May and reaches his 100th hundred.
1899 AEJ Collins scores 628 not out in a junior house match at Clifton College, the highest individual score in any match.
– Selectors choose the England team for home Tests, instead of the host club issuing invitations.
1900 Six-ball over becomes the norm, instead of five.
1909 Imperial Cricket Conference (ICC – now the International Cricket Council) set up, with England, Australia, and South Africa the original members.
1910 Six runs given for any hit over the boundary, instead of only for a hit out of the ground.
1912 First and only triangular Test series played in England, involving England, Australia, and South Africa.
1915 WG Grace dies aged 67.
1926 Victoria score 1,107 v New South Wales at Melbourne, the record total for a first-class innings.
1928 West Indies’ first Test match.
AP “Tich” Freeman of Kent and England becomes the only player to take more than 300 first-class wickets in a season: 304.
1930 New Zealand’s first Test match.
Donald Bradman’s first tour of England: he scores 974 runs in the five Ashes Tests, still a record for any Test series.
1931 Stumps made higher (28 inches not 27) and wider (nine inches not eight – this was optional until 1947).
1932 India’s first Test match.
Hedley Verity of Yorkshire takes ten wickets for ten runs v Nottinghamshire, the best innings analysis in first-class cricket.
1932-33 The Bodyline tour of Australia in which England bowl at batsmen’s bodies with a packed leg-side field to neutralize Bradman’s scoring.
1934 First women’s Test: Australia v England at Brisbane.
1935 MCC condemn and outlaw Bodyline.
1947 Denis Compton of Middlesex and England scores a record 3,816 runs in an English season.
1948 First five-day Tests in England.
1952 Pakistan’s first Test match.
1953 England regain the Ashes after a 19-year gap, the longest ever.
1956 Jim Laker of England takes 19 wickets for 90 v Australia at Manchester, the best match analysis in first-class cricket.
1957 Declarations authorized at any time.
1960 First tied Test, Australia v West Indies at Brisbane.
1963 Distinction between amateur and professional cricketers abolished in English cricket.
– The first major one-day tournament begins in England: the Gillette Cup.
1969 Limited-over Sunday league inaugurated for first-class counties.
1970 Proposed South African tour of England canceled: South Africa excluded from international cricket because of their government’s apartheid policies.
1971 First one-day international: Australia v England at Melbourne.
1975 First World Cup: West Indies beat Australia in the final at Lord’s.
1976 First women’s match at Lord’s, England v Australia.
1977 Centenary Test at Melbourne, with an identical result to the first match: Australia beat England by 45 runs.
– Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer signs 51 of the world’s leading players in defiance of the cricketing authorities.
1978 Graham Yallop of Australia wears a protective helmet to bat in a Test match, the first player to do so.
1979 Packer and official cricket agree to a peace deal.
1980 Eight-ball over abolished in Australia, making the six-ball over universal.
Betting on the flying ball and the sprinting players on the field has been a practice that has become popular over the years. Punters from all across the globe have been feeding off these bets, and the trend has changed with the passing decades. The current generation has been enjoying the convenience of betting on the websites without having to drive to the bookies or centers to wager on the running horses or the teams on the ground. Cricket is one among those sports that have been offering the bettors with several options in the last few decades.
Since the sport’s advent, betting on the teams has been prevalent. It has now developed into an even bigger activity, which has grown into an undying fad. As more cricket heroes and leagues are being explored every year, the scope for the sport to grow is also broadening; so is the area for the punters to thrive. In this new age of cricket betting, people have become accustomed to using their devices to place their bets. Apps have also been created for this purpose. Here are a few cricket betting apps that you can use in 2020.
The bonuses offered on this app is the most attractive feature, which has been bringing more gamblers to the front. Every league has a different set of betting options, making it more convenient for the bettors to use. Ball-by-ball live cricketing action can be tracked on the app, and it is available in several countries as well. Over 20 payment options are available in the app, and they also have around 60,000 netting events every week.
2. Betway Sports
IMPS transfer is allowed on this app; you can also opt for the other payment methods provided. By using certain hashtag hacks, you can pick your own cricket bets. The app also offers a huge welcome bonus, which not many other sites are providing. You have the in-play betting option also, making the whole experience more enhanced. The live coverage of a number of sports can also be accessed by using betway sports.
It is one of the only sites that offer an impressively huge bonus for every new customer. You can use 1xBet both on your Android and iPhone devices; the app offers a great platform on both these devices. However, it functions better for Android users so much so that it has been rated as the best cricket betting app on the OS. It also has some appreciable competitive odds and bonuses for the existing customers.
Not a single functional area appears as a setback for the popularity of the app to grow. Everything from the leagues offered to the payment options is almost impeccable. Almost all cricket events in the world are covered on this app, and the live streaming options make for a better overall experience. The app is also very easy to use, and it has a bet building option in both sports and casino games.
Not many things have changed in the physical world because no conspicuous factors need any tweaks as the digital world does. It is the emergence of gambling in the online space that has led to the relentless gush of demand for enhanced features. Also, as the stigma has faded over the decades, more people have grown to like the practice. The betting industry has therefore developed exponentially in the past few years.
Sports fans are now more excited about betting on their favorite team than about the experience of watching it live. As more states are legalizing sports betting, there is a chance for the aspiring gamblers to explore this world. But if you are new to this practice, you need to pay attention to all the important details of betting. Winning isn’t as easy as withdrawing money from the bank and betting it on a sport. Here are a few tips that can help you gain a better understanding of sports betting.
1. Underdog and Favorite
The oddsmakers release betting line on a game after deciding on which team is the favorite and which is the underdog. When there is a minus sign next to the team’s name, it is the favorite team, meaning they have a higher chance to win. The other team that gets a plus sign is the underdog, and they are expected to lose. When the books open as a ‘pick’, it means the game is a toss-up.
With two different methods available to bet on a team, you could be confused the first time as to which one suits you best. Both the underdog and favorite have their advantages, which you need to consider when placing a bet. You can go on to bet on the margin of victory, which is called the point spread. In this, the underdog receives points, whereas the favorite concedes a few points. You can opt for spreads in almost all sports, but they are most commonly used in basketball and football.
If you want to bet on the underdog, go for the moneyline. This bet is dependent on the factor of winning at a game. More risk has to be assumed when betting on the favorites because they are expected to win. Since underdogs are already expected to lose, the risk is low, and the potential rewards are higher. It is in soccer, baseball, and hockey that moneylines are used predominantly.
Apart from the line set for the underdog and favorite, the oddsmakers also set a total score for the teams. The points for both the teams will be combined to make a number that can be bet upon. The punters are free to bet Over or Under that speculated total score.
5. How and Where to Place a Bet
Almost all counties allow sports betting in America; so, you only need to head to a reliable site and sign up with your details and select a match you want to wager on. With plenty of websites offering betting services, you might find it difficult to narrow down to a single site. Among all the sports betting sites available, PointsBet, DraftKings, and BetMGM are the best. You can choose one from these and simply start betting.
Sports betting has been the favorite activity of most gamblers for centuries now. In the past, it was the basic events that led to the excitement in the community. As time passed, the possibility of betting on the more popular sports made the practice more enticing. But since this world of technology has given birth to the era of online activities, betting has also shifted to digital screens. Over the past few years, the physical bookies have declined in number because of the rising popularity of the sports betting sites.
Although these websites have been in the business for quite some time now, not many gamblers know these sites by their name or functions. Even the ones who are aware of the existence of these sites with good knowledge in their details fail to pick one from the available options. You need to check the sites before signing up into them, and your decision should also depend on the sport you select. Sports such as tennis, football, snooker, and racing are available on these sites. There are many other options as well, but all these might differ from one site to another. Here is a list of the best sports betting sites.
Of all the options available, Bet365 occupies the first position because it has several features that could make all users happy. The most attractive feature of Bet365 is the combination of a smooth site, the number of markets available, and the splendid odds. This amalgamation of a number of enticing facets has been putting a smile on the users’ faces for a long time now. Both new customers and existing users are provided with certain rewards and promotions, making everyone equally content with what they receive. Most of their offers keep changing with time; so, you need to check their page when you sign up.
BetVictor or Victor Chandler is the site that has been offering the most competitive odds, and for the last few premiership seasons, it has had the best average odds. With their recent Acca Price Promise feature, you are provided with the best odds on more than five football accumulator. On almost all major sporting events, the cashback specials are run by offering everyone access to a wider range of rewards. The sign-up offer is also appreciable with generous offerings, unlike on many other sites.
This has been one of the oldest names in the business with an experience of over twenty years. Not many people were into online gambling back in the day, but as more gamblers started placing bets online, their popularity grew. 888 is not known for their odds because it is only fairly decent when compared the other two on this list. However, the offers at this site is more than just attractive. These promotions have been the reason for 888 to occupy this spot on the list. The site has been spouting out such benefits almost every day. Loyal customers can also get their hands on the VIP rewards by placing bets in the free version.