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Why is cricket called Cricket.

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Asked by Gousia Educational Institute, 02 May '07 06:21 pm
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Because it is named like that
Answered by Gokul, 02 May '07 06:44 pm

 
  
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A basic form of cricket can be traced back to the 13th century, but it may have existed even earlier than that. The game seems to have originated among children of the farming and metalworking communities in the Weald between Kent and Sussex. Written evidence exists of a game known as creag being played by Prince Edward, the son of Edward I (Longshanks), at Newenden, Kent in 1300.

In 1598, a court case referred to a sport called kreckett being played at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford around 1550. The Oxford English Dictionary gives this as the first recorded instance of cricket in the English language.

A number of words are thought to be possible sources for the term cricket. The name may derive from a term for the cricket bat: old French criquet (meaning a kind of club) or Flemish krick(e) (meaning a stick) or in Old English crycc (meaning a crutch or staff). (The latter is problematic, since Old English 'cc' was palatal in pronunciation in the south and the west midlands, roug ...more
Answered by Gopi R, 02 May '07 06:26 pm

 
  
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Because both cricket and Cricket change his colour on any occurance
Answered by avinash, 04 Mar '09 01:24 pm

 
  
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Becouse its dengar virus
Answered by Ravindra Palkar, 03 Mar '09 12:43 pm

 
  
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The game which play with bat n boll is call cricket
Answered by syed sarfaraz mmukeet, 19 Feb '09 04:53 pm

 
  
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A number of words are thought to be possible sources for the term "cricket". In the earliest known reference to the sport in 1598 , it is called creckett. The name may have been derived from the Middle Dutch krick(-e), meaning a stick; or the Old English cricc or cryce meaning a crutch or staff.Another possible source is the Middle Dutch word krickstoel, meaning a long low stool used for kneeling in church and which resembled the long low wicket with two stumps used in early cricket.

According to Heiner Gillmeister, a European language expert of Bonn University, "cricket" derives from the Middle Dutch met de (krik ket)sen (i.e., "with the stick chase"), which also suggests a Dutch connection in the game's origin. It is more likely that the terminology of cricket was based on words in use in south east England at the time and, given trade connections with the County of Flanders, especially in the 15th century when it belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy, many Middle Dutch words found th ...more
Answered by anil garg, 08 May '10 04:40 pm

 
  
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Cricket is called cricket because its always crack the oposition desire to win the match. its play on cracked pitch, play coluld stoped during crack boll, bat when hit the ball we called its craking short. when short catch by the filder its cracked his hand too. I think that is way cricket is called cricket.
Answered by Ajay Upadhyay, 19 Feb '09 04:04 pm

 
  
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Bcz it is bat and ball game
Answered by hemang indulal kothari, 07 Feb '09 01:39 pm

 
  
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B'coz it is "GOL PIND LAMB DUND DHAR PAKAD PRATIYOGITA." so ezeeeee.....
Answered by ashish jain, 03 Feb '09 01:11 pm

 
  
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Bcoz its cricket so it is cricket
Answered by suresh sundaram, 21 Jan '09 10:21 am

 
  
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