Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kit, but in limited overs cricket they wear club or team colours.
In addition to the basic kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball, which is a hard, solid spheroid made of compressed leather with a slightly raised sewn seam enclosing a cork core which is layered with tightly wound string.
The game's governing body is the International Cricket Council (ICC), which has over 100 members, twelve of which are full members who play Test matches.
The game's rules are held in a code called the Laws of Cricket which is owned and maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London.
The higher degree completion is “world cup” which is held after every four year between high ranked teams and hosted by a different country each time. This game is now very much affected by the bullies and corrupts and this entertainment is becoming the source of criminal acts by the last few years.
ICC should take steps to control such acts, so that the spectators can enjoy a good game every time.The most successful side playing international cricket is Australia, having won seven One Day International trophies, including five World Cups, more than any other country and having been the top-rated Test side more than any other country.Cricket is one of many games in the "club ball" sphere that basically involve hitting a ball with a hand-held implement; others include baseball, golf, hockey, tennis, squash, badminton, and table tennis.Historically, cricket's origins are uncertain and the earliest definite reference is in south-east England in the middle of the 16th century.It spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, leading to the first international matches in the second half of the 19th century.Given the strong medieval trade connections between south-east England and the County of Flanders when the latter belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy, the name may have been derived from the Middle Dutch (in use in Flanders at the time) "krick"(-e), meaning a stick (crook).Although the main object of the game has always been to score the most runs, the early form of cricket differed from the modern game in certain key technical aspects.The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player (so they are "out").Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground.The ball was bowled underarm by the bowler and all along the ground towards a batsman armed with a bat that, in shape, resembled a hockey stick; the batsman defended a low, two-stump wicket; and runs were called "notches" because the scorers recorded them by notching tally sticks.In 1611, the year Cotgrave's dictionary was published, ecclesiastical court records at Sidlesham in Sussex state that two parishioners, Bartholomew Wyatt and Richard Latter, failed to attend church on Easter Sunday because they were playing cricket.