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Cricket history is particularly murky and vague as to the exact origins of the game, it is believed to have been born in England in the late middle ages. But Today we have great international 5 day tournaments, tours, 50 overs, T20 and the Cricket and T20 World Cup to test witch county is the best.
As the One Day game developed it brought with it some of the innovations from Tennis and American football, the use of technology to bring better decision making for umpires and to highlight areas of interest for the TV audience.
Beginning with slow-motion replays and specialist camera angles for Umpires, the game now has space-age technology with ‘Stump Cams’,’ Hot Spots’ and ‘Hawk-Eye’, a technology derived from modern warfare.
Whether the technology has improved the decision making of Umpires remains to be seen, there have been breakdowns in the application of technology and its lack of uniform roll out across all international games undermines its credibility.
T20 Cricket: Rebirth or the Death of Cricket As We Know it?
T20 Cricket was born in England in the early 2000s, it literally exploded into new market places in cricket, it brought with it a new audience and target market.
It was spectacularly seized upon by the BCCI after the 2007 Twenty Twenty World Cup as they set up the Indian Premier League with the world's best players, modeled on the English Premier League Football Competition.
It is now the world's second-biggest sporting event, second only to the Olympics, because of India’s vast population and sub-continent marketplace.