Ah cricket, lovely cricket
The game of Cricket is among the legacies of British colonization. As far back as 1895 a team representing Jamaica played three matches (tournaments) against a touring team from England. That was probably the first international cricket match for Jamaican cricketers.
Since then cricket remains a popular sport thanks in part to schools including the game in their sports curricula. Cricket was considered a man’s sport, not so any more as women’s cricket is now established. In 1973 the Jamaican women’s cricket team participated for the first time in the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
The length of a cricket match varies from one to three days, as the rules have changed to make it more appealing to spectators. Like football and hockey cricket fans never miss a game if possible. Not surprisingly cricket enthusiasts time their vacation to coincide with the big West Indies regional and international games…ah cricket, lovely cricket!
Here in Switzerland there the first cricket club was formed in Geneva in 1817. Since then it has grown to be a national organization with clubs across the country. Switzerland is also the birth place of ‘Cricket On Ice,’ a unique tournament played every winter on St. Moritz frozen lake. This year’s Cricket On Ice tournament will take place on February 14th – 16th.
In case you are wondering how cricket is played, here’s a quick description of the game:
For more on cricket in Jamaica and elsewhere visit there links:
Jamaica Tallawah National Team https://www.cplt20.com/teams/jamaica-tallawahs
The Jamaica Cricket Association : http://www.cricketjamaica.org/¨
The Windies (West Indian Team) in action: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2MHTOXktfTK26aDKyQs3cQ
The Swiss Cricket Club: https://www.cricketswitzerland.ch/