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Cricket as explained to a foreigner.

Ever wondered why so few countries play cricket? While often labelled as the gentleman’s game it is played by so few commonwealth countries only. It is not surprising considering the complicated nature of the game. Take a look at this paragraph below – it is the way an ardent fan of the game explained cricket to an unsuspecting foreigner!!

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that is in the side that is in goes out, and when he’s out, he comes in and the next man goes in until he is out. When they are all out, the side that is out comes in to go out and the side that was in goes out to try and get those who are in out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out to go in. There are two men called as umpires who always stay out and decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men who have been in are out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

Simple!! Phew!!

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