If you are looking about the latest Sports Information and trending vibes then you are at the right place. Today, the topic of my article is Cricket Pitch. Cricket is a famous sport in all over the world. Cricket is played in almost every corner of the world. So, today i’ll tell you about Cricket Pitch.
Specifications of a Cricket Pitch
A cricket pitch is basically a playing surface for the game of cricket. It is a large grassy ground on which cricket is played. The field is basically made up of grass.
Cricket Pitch and Field Specifications:
A cricket field is generally in 2 shapes i.e. Oval or Circle. Some grounds are in oval shape and some grounds are in circle shape. The cricket field has curved boundaries. Cricket is a sport where there is no official rule of a fixed shape ground for professional games. On many grounds, ropes are placed on the edges or corners of the field which is known as boundaries of the cricket field. The game of cricket is played within the boundary.
According to International Cricket Council Law:
The playing area shall be a minimum of 150 yards (137.16 metres) from boundary to boundary square of the pitch, with the shorter of the two square boundaries being a minimum 65 yards (59.43 metres). The straight boundary at both ends of the pitch shall be a minimum of 70 yards (64.00 metres), measured from the centre of the pitch to be used. In all cases the aim shall be to provide the largest playing area, subject to no boundary exceeding 90 yards (82.29 meters) from the centre of the pitch to be used.
A rectangular clay strip usually with short grass is known as pitch. Most of the game takes place in the centre of the ground. The pitch measures 22 yards long. At each corner of the pitch, there are 3 high wooden stakes which are known as stumps. They are fixed in the ground. The wooden crosspieces that are placed on the stumps are known as bails. This whole measurement of pitch and bails is known as wicket. Lines painted on the pitch is known as creases. Creases are used to determine whether the delivery of the ball is fair or not. Creases are also used to determine the dismissal of a batsman and to determine whether the ball is wide or not.
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