The Exciting Game of Cricket
Cricket is widely known and played all over the world, but the most fanatic countries and the greatest players grew up in India and the UK. The history provides valid argumentation for the popularity of this game in the mentioned countries. If one should draw any parallel between cricket and baseball, he is at risk to create enemies among real cricket lovers. Looking at the history of the game we can find its roots in the old England back in the sixteenth century. Some of historical notes mention the game as the club-ball one that was played in Tudor dynasty by Prince Edward.
Soccer is one of the most popular team games that is played in at least hundred countries. Modern rules for soccer take their roots back in the nineteenth century, when football association and local communities made an effort to standardize soccer rules across England. Special role in the development of modern football belongs to the soccer league of the Cambridge University that first tried to put together the rules for this game back in 1848. Today’s soccer is also known as associated football and the game is highly standardized across the world. Soccer’s popularity was growing on a daily basis and very soon people realized the need for the single body that would control and monitor international game’s relations.
The first competition that introduced international character of football officially started in the beginning of the twentieth century.
There is no time in the year and no place in the world, where you cannot practice sports. A lot of people tend to separate sports for winter and summer and choose only one of the seasons to enjoy sport activities. However, I strongly believe that there is always time and place to enjoy various sport activities. One of the most challenging and exciting sports, from my point of view, is snowboarding due to its complexity, environment you put yourself in to practice it and social surrounding.
Basketball is one of the most popular team sports. It is a great way to follow the famous proverb – “A sound mind in a sound body”. All you need to play it is a ball, hoop and good and comfortable basketball court.
Talking about this prominent kind of sport, it is important to make a small excursus to the history of basketball. Originally, this game was invented in Canada. The name of the inventor is James Naismith, who was a professor at the Springfield University. The first most significant game took place in New York. It happened in 1934 and more than 15 000 fans witnessed the New York – Notre Dame Game, which ended with the score 25:18. In 1950’s this kind of sport became one of the most admired indoor games.
As the saying goes, “Sound mind in a sound body”! If you practice various kinds of sports you care about your physical and mental condition.
If I start to tell you about my favorite kinds of sports you may consider me to be a strange girl. The point is that one of my favorite sports is soccer. Even when I was a child I could not but watched football matches on TV. Then I grew older and became fond of this game. Initially, I was attracted by the magic of ball in the air. A little later I began to think seriously that I like soccer and want to improve my skills in it.
Perhaps the reason is that the soccer is a very mobile game that involves not just one person but a whole team. Thus the victory of the team depends on the game of all players. Moreover, soccer tempers health, fosters freedom, camaraderie and helps to become resilient and strong.