Cricket is the most popular team sport in the world, and chess boxing is one of the most odd. Both sports start with "ac", and both use your fists and feet to score points.
Chess is a game for one player called the "chess player". The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent's king by placing your own king in danger. Chess was first developed in India around 600 AD. It spread from India to Europe through Persia (now Iran). Modern chessboards and pieces were introduced into Europe around 1450. The first recorded match between two players took place in France in 1357. The game's name comes from the Arabic word for king, al-shahid, because the player who wins the match is awarded a trophy named the "king's cup".
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each. The objective is to score more runs than the opposition by making them fail with illegal methods such as using crooked balls or stumps. A century is 100 runs. The sport started in England around 1550 when William Shakespeare wrote some plays about it. Today, cricket is practiced worldwide but especially in England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.
Tennis is the most popular sport among sports beginning with the letter T, while table tennis earns double points. T-sports include two types of cricket: Twenty20 and Test Cricket. As you can see, there are a plethora of more T Sports. However, it's unlikely that any other sport will become as popular as these three.
Table tennis (also known as ping pong) is a team game that is played on a flat surface using a hollow ball made of synthetic material which is struck with a paddle to shoot it into the opponent's court. Like tennis, table tennis has its own regional traditions and rules. For example, in England, Scotland and Ireland, the sport is usually called "ping pong" instead of "table tennis".
In America, table tennis is often called "pool tennis". There are two types of pool tennis: eight-ball and nine-ball. In eight-ball pool tennis, also known as singles tennis, only one player wins or loses based on how many balls he or she hits into the opposing side's court. In nine-ball pool tennis, also known as doubles tennis, two players compete against each other; they take it in turns to hit the ball. This means that the person who rolls his or her score down first wins or loses.
In Australia, table tennis is called "carrom" and baseball is called "cricket".
For thousands of years, ball sports have been a part of human history. Currently, 13 of these are Olympic sports (badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, football/soccer, golf, handball, hockey, rugby, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo, ice hockey). The other two are carrom and shinty.
Of the 13 sports that use balls, only baseball and cricket are strictly amateur sports. The others are all played professionally or as part of national teams.
In cricket, one ball is used for each end of the field. In baseball, this is usually true but sometimes two balls are used per game - one for batting practice and one for playing games.
In cricket, it makes no sense to use more than one ball per end because there are then not enough balls left for the next end. This would mean that every ball would be used twice, which is unfair on both batsmen and bowlers.
In baseball, there are several reasons why only one ball is used in games. The most common reason is that doing so saves time during at-bats. A second ball adds time to the game because it takes time to score off it.
The Top 10 Most Popular Sports in the World
|1.||Soccer / Association Football||3.5 Billion|
|3.||Field Hockey||2 Billion|
Baseball, cricket, volleyball, and tennis are prominent examples, but all ball sports appear to be about defending possession without being scored on. A team can also score an own goal in soccer without the opponent touching the ball. In fact, this is how many goals are scored in rugby games - when a player from either side commits a foul they lose possession of the ball, which is thrown forward by their opponents.
The only sport that seems to be exactly like football is American football. But even that's not quite right because it's possible in American football to kick the ball out of bounds or surrender it away under your own goal line if you want to stop the clock and try to make a comeback. In fact, this is how teams usually win championships - by making great plays with the ball during timeouts or late in the game when they're behind.
Also worth mentioning is that basketball is played on a court with lines for each team to stand on while the referee calls "play" by kicking the ball back and forth between players on each team. The objective is to shoot it through the basket (made of glass) with enough space between the rim and the floor.
But even that's not true because there are other ways to score points in basketball.