From humble beginnings in the late 1970's, indoor cricket has grown into a major sport in its own right. In Perth, Western Australia (where the game originated), the 1996 Sports Census showed indoor cricket to be the fifth most popular of all sports, in terms of total number of registered players, with 35% more registered players than men's cricket (outdoor). This participation rate is testament to how suitable indoor cricket is to players of both sexes, and all ages.
Indoor cricket is now regularly played between National teams, primarily Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and, more recently, India. Moves are underway for Pakistan, Sri Lanka and perhaps the West Indies to join this group. These competitions culminate every two or three years in the Indoor Cricket World Cup.
Those unfamiliar with the game will find all you need to know in the coming pages. From descriptions and explanations of the game, through the setting up of playing courts and playing equipment used, to basic game strategies, complete rules and tips for players and umpires.
Those familiar with the game will find results and schedules of National and International matches, including up-to-the-minute news and scores from this year's World Cup, played later this year in South Africa. There are also links to local centres, National and State bodies, and individual teams from around the world. And even the experienced amongst us will find no harm in refreshing our familiarity with the rules.
In addition to the information delivered, the aim of these pages is to also give you what the game gives so many around the world - fun.
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