The earliest definite reference to cricket is dated Monday, 17 January 1597

Did you know the first ever International sporting event was a cricket match between USA and Canada in NewYork in 1844. Canada won.

The measurement in cricket that has remained unchanged since 1744 is Length of the pitch, 22 yards.

The first match was played by the UAE national side in February 1976 against Pakistan International Airlines in Sharjah.

The country which had an eight-ball over in vogue till lately is Australia.

A hat-trick is when a bowler taking 3 wickets off 3 consecutive balls. It’s called a “hat-trick”, because in the earlier days’ there was a custom of presenting the bowler with a hat.

One of the emerging (ODI) teams, the UAE National Team won the ACC Trophy on four consecutive occasions between 2000 and 2006, and were runners-up in the other three times the tournament has been played in 1996, 1998 and 2008.

The first Test was played in Melbourne, 1877.

The oldest cricket club in the world is M.C.C. (Marylebone Cricket Club), London.

Imperial Cricket Conference is now known as International Cricket Conference

The latest country to become an associate member of ICC is Nepal.

Country which has played most One-Day Internationals is Australia.

Two cities of the same name in two different countries have staged Tests is Hyderabad; in India and Pakistan.

History’s longest cricket match was played in 1939 between South Africa and England. The single match lasted for an epic 14 days and even after two weeks the game still wasn’t over with England needing 42 more runs if they were to win. However as their ship back home was due to leave the next day eventually the match was declared to be a draw.

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