Best Fantasy Sports Game in India

We know how it feels when your favourite sports team is constantly losing. It is just not funny and is extremely frustrating. Sitting there yelling at the television, saying that everyone on the team should be fired, is an ordinary incidence for the sports fans. Every sports fan out there thinks that they can run a team better than the management in place now. Well, actually, now you can run your own fantasy sports team.

In the middle of 2000s fantasy sports India was created and every sports fan dream came true. Fans were now able to select players from cricket, football, basketball, kabaddi and many other sports. Fans are now able to run a team however they wish. They could set line-ups, drop players, pick up new ones and execute trades.

But which fantasy sport is the top of the bunch?

In India, the most popular fantasy sport is cricket. Fantasy cricket is by far the easiest one to play though Indians are also a huge fan of fantasy football league as well.

For playing the daily fantasy cricket games, all you need to do is selecting the playing XI and your fantasy team is set. For most of us, fantasy cricket is the best, as cricket is religion in this nation. You can have the most dominant team online, and your opponent can be defeated with the points earned. Trust us; you will live it down either, especially if you’re in a league with your close friends, or people at work.

The next popular fantasy sport after fantasy cricket is fantasy football.

Fantasy football takes a lot more of your time, especially if you are in a league where you need to set your playing XI daily.

Instead of one game, a weekend, and a winner you have daily (almost every day). Now, in case your team has a slow start, they can make up for it later in the week. The roster in fantasy football is a lot deeper, and there are a lot more spots to fill on your team. Managers really need to know all of the players and the potential breakouts who could help their team.

Well then, who is the fantasy sports winner?

For the busy, casual sports fan we would say online fantasy cricket can be your primary choice. Don’t get us wrong, fantasy football is pretty intense because every game matters and that one loses can hurt your season.

We think that the best fantasy sport has to go to both cricket and football. Obviously, if you are only a cricket fan or only a football fan, and not both, then you have your own personal winner.

So next time your yelling at your computer screen or phone, and your fantasy team is losing, the only one you can blame is, yourself.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy sports and enjoy!

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Earn Money Playing Fantasy Cricket at 11Wickets

Fantasy cricket game’s fame has grown by leaps and bounds in India. Therefore, if you are keen to join this online strategy game, hop onto the trend and we are sure you will not regret.

Yes, it is possible to play fantasy cricket and win real cash at 11Wickets. Let us explain how this works.

The fantasy cricket platform, 11Wickets, offers two modes of play. One is the practice mode, where you create your team of 11 players for a particular league using the sign-up bonus amount you have earned. Based on the performance of the players in the real-life game, your team’s point scoreboard rises up and down. You get ranked in the point-based league depending on how many points your team accumulates after each game in the league.

Another mode of playing online cricket is depositing a certain amount of cash and join the contests of different leagues. This is where you can win good amount of real cash and earn money. Here, you join a league, pay the entry fee for the game, select your team and then sit back and enjoy the actual game. Based on the selected players’ performance, your team receives points and then these points are converted to cash prizes.

Following are some strategies to earn playing daily fantasy cricket league at 11Wickets

Understand the points framework

Each online fantasy cricket platform has distinctive focuses structure. Some of them give more indicates Batting focuses, for example, runs, fifties and so forth., some give more weight age to knocking down some pins focuses, for example, wickets, lady over, and so on., Some of the applications give an adjusted focuses framework between batting, rocking the bowling alley and handling. Likewise, 11Wickets give distinctive focuses for ODI, T20 and Test matches. Contingent upon the match and application’s focuses structure, pick proper players.

Select your star players wisely

You need to think a great deal before denoting a player as captain and vice-captain. Take a look at the on-going performance of these players and settle on a choice. In 11Wickets, you can choose players from the pool of players available.

Refer and Earn

11Wickets offers a superior referral program by giving you two offers on the referral program. One is the normal refer and earn ₹ 10. The other one, refer and win a bike. You have to refer a minimum of 1000 reference. This is the most ideal approach to get cash without playing.

Thanks for reading! Play fantasy cricket and enjoy!

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10 Surprising and Unnoticed Facts of Women’s Cricket

We can now see that women population are taking part in the online cricket games with an equal eagerness which is shown by the men population. 

The credit goes to the immense popularity fantasy cricket has gained in the recent years. But if we poke around the Women’s cricket, we will find that it had not got the kind of attention it deserves. In the recent change of formats, the scenario of women’s cricket has turned out to be better. And because of this enhancement, we are able to recognize the women cricketers. 

Here we have compiled a few of the unnoticed Women’s Cricket facts, just to know them better. 

First Women’s Cricket Match 

The first Women’s cricket match traces back in 1745, between Team Bramley and Team Hambledon in Surrey, England.  The match was viewed by large number of audiences. 

First Double Hundred 

The first double hundred in international cricket scored by a woman cricketer named Belinda Clark. Clark was an Australian cricketer playing from the year 1991 to 2005. She had scored 229* against Denmark’s women team in 1997 World Cup and set this record. ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognized her in 2011. 

Women’s World Cup 

The Women’s World Cup is older than the Men’s World Cup by two years. The first Women’s World Cup was held in England. The World Cup was won by the hosts in one-sided final against Australia. 

Team India’s start in Women’s Cricket 

The first official women’s cricket match was played in the year 1934, and it took 40 years to begin women’s cricket in India. 

First Asia Cup Win of Indian cricket 

The Indian women’s cricket team won their first Asia Cup in 2004. Following this win, they won three more Asia Cups. 

Youngest Women Cricketer 

Sajjida Shan of Pakistan Women’s Cricket team is the youngest to appear in international cricket. She played against Ireland at the age of 12. She even holds the record for the best bowling figures in ODI, taking 7 wickets for only 4 runs against team Japan. 

Protective kit for Women Cricketers 

Like men, women’s delicate parts need protection too. Women players also wear abdomen protector. The female version has a kit with box, cup and abdomen guard. 

Term used for women in batting role 

The appropriate term for a woman player in field who is in chief role with bat is not a ‘batsman’ or ‘batswoman’ but ‘a batter.’ The commentators frequently use the term batsman. 

Highest Score in Women’s ODI Cricket in India 

Indian cricketer Jaya Sharma’s 138* against Pakistan in 2006 is the highest score in women’s ODI cricket by any Indian. 

Best Bowling Score by Indian 

Neetu David of Indian Women’s Cricket Team has the best innings bowling analysis in women’s test matches, having taken 8 for 53 run against team England. 

Enjoy reading and playing daily fantasy cricket in India! 

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FIFA World Cup Mascots Through The Years

Fantasy football is all about the knowledge you have about the soccer world.  Mascots are as much a part of the FIFA World Cup as the loud audiences, great goals and crooked refereeing decisions. 

Since 1966, every host country has its own mascot who promotes the event. While you play the fantasy football leagues, you should know about the lucky charm of the host nations till date. 

Let’s have a look back over the past FIFA World Cup mascots: 

World Cup Willie – 1966 

The mascot of host nation England, World Cup Willie was a lion, an animal which is synonymous with Britain and the English national side. This one is the first FIFA WC mascot and was created Reg Hoye, the man best known for illustrating Enid Blyton books. 

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Juanito – 1970 

The mascot of host nation Mexico, Juanito represented the average football fan of Mexico. Juan is a common name in Spanish. 

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Tip and Tap – 1974 

The mascot of host nation West Germany, Tip and Tap represented two boys wearing Germany kits, having to letter WM and digits 74. WM stands for Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup. 

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Gauchito – 1978 

The mascot of host nation Argentina, Gauchito was criticized for being looking similar to Mexican mascot, Juanito. The key difference is that he ears Argentinean colours and neckerchief. 

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Naranjito – 1982 

The mascot of host nation Spain, Naranjito was an organge. This was a fruit synonymous with Spain. This mascot was the first one not to be a human. 

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Pique – 1986 

The mascot of host nation Mexico, Pique was a jalapeno pepper. This is actually a Mexican food which is a large part of the nation’s cuisine. 

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Ciao – 1990 

The mascot of host nation Italy, Ciao is normal Italian greeting. It is a stick figure having colours of the Italian flag and a football is used as the head. This was the first time football was used in mascot design.

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Striker, the World Cup Pup – 1994 

The mascot of host nation USA, Striker, the World Cup Pup was a dog designed by Warner Brothers. The dog was chosen simply as it is the popular pet in USA.

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Footix – 1998 

The mascot of host nation France, Footix is a cockerel. It is a traditional symbol of France. It has the words “France 98” on the chest. 

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Ato, Kaz, and Nik (The Spheriks) – 2002 

The mascot of host nation South Korea and Japan, Ato, Kaz and Nik (The Spheriks) were for the first time computer generated and futuristic. A fictional sport of Atmoball has a team which has Ato (yellow/orange) as the coach and Kaz (purple) & Nik (blue) as the players of the team. interestingly, the colours do not have any connection with the host nation. 

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Goleo VI Sidekick: Pille – 2006 

The mascot of host nation Germany, Goleo VI Sidekick: Pille is designed for younger audience. Goleo is the lion and Pille is a talking football. 

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Zakumi – 2010 

The mascot of host nation South Africa, Zakumi is a leopard. The colours of yellow and green represented the South African colours. ZA means South Africa and Kumi means 10 in many African languages. 

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Fuleco – 2014 

The mascot of host nation Brazil, Fuleco was Armadillo. Brazil sought to acknowledge environmental issues in the mascot design. 

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Zabivaka – 2018 

The mascot of host nation Russia, Zabivaka signifies “one who scores” in Russian language. The name was selected through voting by over 1 million Russians. 

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A Walk down the Memory Lane of Test Fantasy Cricket

One of the formats played in daily fantasy cricket is test cricket matches! 

Playing fantasy cricket leagues with the pool of test teams’ players can be as exciting as the ODI or T20. Test matches are played for 5 days and thus your fantasy cricket team have the scope to increase your points as much as they for 5 days. 

Today let’s take a look at the past of test cricket match and walk down the memory lane of this popular format of cricket and when the teams started adopting this format. Read on: 

England 

Test cricket journey started when England team began to play in this format in 1877.  And till date, England has played 1002 matches. It has been 141 years of the era of test cricket format. It is England who took cricket to their colonies and popularised the sport and made it global. In these 1002 matches, England won 359 matches while the opposing nation won 297 matches. No match tied for England, though 345 matches drawn. 

Australia 

The Australian team was the one who started the journey of test cricket with England. For the Australian team as well it has been 141 years. This team has participated in 812 matches and won 383 matches. The opponent teams of different nations won 219 matches. 2 matches are tied and 208 matches are drawn. 

West Indies 

The next nation to start participating in the test cricket format is West Indies. Till date, West Indies has played 535 matches with winning 181 of them and the opponent teams winning 188. Out of 535 matches, 175 are drawn and 1 is tied. 

India 

England brought cricket to India and Indian team started to play in the test cricket format from 1932. In total, Indian has played 525 matches, won 145 and lost 162. 1 match was tied and 216 matches are 216. 

New Zealand 

New Zealand began playing in the test format 2 years prior to India in 1930. The team has played 426 test matches since then and out of 426 won 92 and lost 170 matches. 164 matches have been drawn. 

South Africa 

South African cricket team is another one of the oldest team to begin playing in test cricket format in 1889. The Proteas has played 427 test matches since then and won 161 though lost 142. 124 matches have been drawn. 

Pakistan 

Pakistani cricket team started to play in the test cricket format from 1952. Since then the team has played 415 matches, won 134 and lost 123 matches. 158 matches have drawn. 

Sri Lanka 

This small nation began with their test cricket format in 1982 and has already played 274 matches. Sri Lankan team has won 88 matches and lost 101. 85 matches have drawn. 

Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwean team started playing in test matches from 1992 and played a total of 105 matches as recorded this year in 2018. The team has won 11 matches and lost 67. 27 matches have drawn. 

Bangladesh 

Bangladeshi cricket team began playing in test matches in 200 and played a total of 108 matches as recorded this year in 2018. The team has won 10 matches and lost 82. 16 matches have drawn. 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket games! 

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Lord’s Cricket Ground Shines Vibrantly with Many Records

Playing daily fantasy cricket needs lots of research about the participating teams, players and the cricket ground where the match will be held. 

Without a thorough research, and cricket knowledge, selection of players from the pool of players in the playing XI for fantasy cricket is tough and decreases the chances of a win. Lord’s Cricket Ground, established in 1814, is currently located at St John’s Wood in London. It is one of the oldest grounds in the history of cricket.  

In today’s post we will explore the Lord’s Cricket Ground and hopefully, you can refer to these in your future fantasy cricket games. 

Know the cricket ground:

Lord’s Cricket Ground is located at London in England. The first test match was played in July 21st, 1884. The match was between England and Australia where England had beaten the Aussies by an innings and five runs.  

The longest-running cricket fixture at Lord’s (at the older ground) is the annual match between Eton College and Harrow School. This great sporting schoolboy rivalry began in 1805. 

Till date matches played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground is 137. Among these, 54 matches won by the home side team and 32 matches by the touring side. 2 matches won by the neutral side and 49 matches drawn. Lord’s Cricket Ground do not hold any record of tied matches. 

Highest individual innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 333 runs by England’s Graham A Gooch in a match of 1990 against India. It was the highest score in his entire cricket career. 

Best bowling (innings) at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 8/34 by England’s I T Botham in a match of 1978 against Pakistan. 

Best bowling (match) at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 16/137by England’s A L Massie in a match of 1972 against Australia. 

Highest team innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 729/6 which was made by Australia in 1930 against England. 

Lowest team innings at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 42 run which was made by India in 1974 against England. 

The highest run chase achieved at Lord’s Cricket Ground is 344/1 by West Indies in 1984 against England. 

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Position and Roles in Football for Beginners

Soccer known as football is the beautiful game. And, it’s estimated that more than 250 million people play the sport around the world. Some play on-field and some play fantasy football.  

However, whether a player is associated with the on-field or playing fantasy football league, he/she needs to understand who is doing what, and where, when the 22 players take to the field? So, let’s explore the position of footballers in the field and what their roles are: 

Goalkeeper 

  • The most defensive position in soccer
  • A major role is to stop goals of the opposition
  • Also organises the defence and builds play from the back 
  • Wears gloves, and a distinct coloured jersey from teammates 
  • Only player who can use their hands in 18 yard box 

Full-back 

  • Lines up either side of the defence 
  • Marks opposition wingers 
  • Provides support for the wide midfielder ahead of them 
  • May overlap and send crosses into the opposition box 
  • Often takes throw-ins 

Wing-back 

  • The modern variation of the full-back 
  • Overlaps and sends crosses into the opposition box 
  • Still marks opposition wingers when needed 
  • Expected to stay on their touchline 
  • One of the most physically demanding positions 

Centre-back (stopper) 

  • Shuts down opposition attackers 
  • May employ zonal or man-marking strategies 
  • Brings the ball out from the back 
  • Often tall and physically strong 
  • Bravery and heading ability desirable, for use in either box 

Centre-back (sweeper) 

  • A safety net for the stoppers alongside them 
  • Races to cover gaps when defence is breached 
  • Less concerned with man-marking 
  • Reads the game from deep 
  • Joins midfield build-up when in possession 

Centre-back (quarterback) 

  • Same, central defensive position as the stopper 
  • Also more likely to be used in a back three 
  • Keeping the ball as important as winning it back 
  • Confident in possession 
  • Greater onus on long, accurate passes 

Defensive midfielder (ball-winner) 

  • Sits in front of the defence 
  • Wins the ball back with tackles and interceptions 
  • Covers teammates when they go forward 
  • Harries opposition attackers 
  • Physically fit and tenacious 

Defensive midfielder (deep-lying playmaker) 

  • Sits in front of the defence 
  • Creative play-maker from deep 
  • Distributes to teammates, near and far 
  • Sets the team’s tempo 
  • Capable of tackling, though a secondary task 

Box-to-box midfielder 

  • Lines up in the middle of the field 
  • Equally adept at attacking and defending 
  • Maintains possession 
  • Tracks back to tackle and block shots 
  • Breaks into the opponent’s box and tries to score 

Wide midfielder 

  • Provides width in midfield 
  • Gives full-backs defensive protection 
  • Compresses play in opponents’ half 
  • May cross from deeper positions than wingers 
  • Combines speed and stamina 

Attacking midfielder 

  • Provides width in midfield 
  • Gives full-backs defensive protection 
  • Compresses play in opponents’ half 
  • May cross from deeper positions than wingers 
  • Combines speed and stamina 

Winger 

  • The widest attacking player 
  • Takes on opposition defenders 
  • Provides crosses into the box 
  • Meets crosses from the opposite wing 
  • Often the fastest player on the field 

Inverted winger 

  • Same starting position as the traditional winger 
  • Left-footers on the right and vice versa 
  • Cuts inside to shoot or create chances 
  • Drags opposition full-backs out of position 
  • Also meets chances at the back post 

False 9 

  • Starts up front near the opposition goal 
  • Replaces the traditional striker in most formations 
  • Drops deep to pull opposition defenders out of position 
  • Often a converted midfielder 
  • Dribbles and creates chances 

Forward 

  • Plays between midfield and attack 
  • Assists the striker in scoring goals 
  • Elusive and difficult to mark 
  • More versatile than the target-man 
  • Vision, technical skill and creativity 

Striker 

  • Closest player to the opponent’s goal 
  • Responsible for scoring goals 
  • Holds the ball up until teammates can join the attack 
  • Harries opposition defenders 
  • Physically strong 

Enjoy reading and playing online football! 

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Top 10 Forwards According to FIFA 2018 Ranking

It is never a simple task to compare the talented strikers in football sport. But the fact is according to this comparison, we somewhat rely on making our fantasy football team. 

Today we have brought the top 10 FIFA 2018 striker list which will be helpful for the fantasy football league users when playing the daily fantasy games. Read on: 

Cristiano Ronaldo 

The star Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid captures the first position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 94 at the FIFA 2018 ranking. 

Lionel Messi 

The talented Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona captures the second position. He prefers left foot while playing. His position in the field is of right winger and has a rating of 93 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Neymar 

What can be said about this footballer? Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain captures the third position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Luis Suárez 

Luis Suárez of FC Barcelona captures the fourth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Manuel Neuer 

Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich captures the fifth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of goalkeeper and has a rating of 92 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Robert Lewandowski 

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich captures the sixth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 91 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Sergio Ramos 

Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid captures the seventh position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central backer and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Eden Hazard 

Eden Hazard of Chelsea captures the eighth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of left winger and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Toni Kroos 

Toni Kroos of Real Madrid captures the ninth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of central midfielder and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Gonzalo Higuaín 

Gonzalo Higuaín of Juventus captures the tenth position. He prefers right foot while playing. His position in the field is of striker and has a rating of 90 at the FIFA 2018 ranking 

Enjoy reading and playing fantasy premier league! 

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Famous Stadiums around the Globe

Daily fantasy cricket is not just known as the game of skill but it is full of fun where cricket fans can make their own team of actual cricket players and participate in various leagues to compete with other cricket fans and earn points based on the on-field performance of their playing XI and win daily prizes. 

Stadium and pitch condition holds a crucial part selecting playing XI at a fantasy cricket. But today we are not going to talk about the pitches. This post is about the biggest stadiums around the globe. Hence, read on: 

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

Melbourne Cricket Ground, fondly called as MCG, is the biggest and the only stadium to hold over 100000 cricket fanatics. The stadium is the national pride of the Australians and with 3 tiered Great Southern Stand, MCG has given us warm memories for all these years. The Boxing Day test matches are the main attraction of the MCG crowd over the years. 

Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 

One of the best, one of the oldest and one of the most respected and loved stadiums of the cricketing world is the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It used to hold over 100000 fans a long time ago, but then in 1864, the stadium went through a restructuring plan and now it can have room for around 80 to 85 thousand fans. The stadium has found loads of memories to cherish. 

ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 

The Stadium has the capacity to accommodate 78000 fans and it is a multi-purpose stadium as rugby and football are also the part of this stadium. The Big Bash team Sydney Thunder hosts its home games here. 

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kerala, India 

The Cochin Development Authority is the owner of this stadium down south in India. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi is one of the biggest cricket stadiums not just in India but also globally as well with a holding capacity of around 70000 cricket fans. The stadium has given India a few of the unforgettable and thumping win and also a remarkable tie match against South Africa in the early 2000s. 

Raipur International Cricket Stadium, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India 

This is one of the newest stadiums in the world of cricket. The stadium was opened for cricket matches in 2008 and has the capacity to hold 65000 cricket lovers. The first ever match played on this ground was, in fact, an unofficial one day match between the Chhattisgarh Ranji team against the touring team of Canada. The stadium is equipped with the best facilities for the playing teams as well as the spectators. 

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The History of Marylebone Cricket Club

The cricket stadiums have now evolved a lot from the past years. It is said the aura of a cricket stadium adds appeal to the game. Don’t you choose your playing XI in the fantasy cricket games, according to the ground a match is being held?  

Perhaps now while playing fantasy cricket, you will not come across or find MCC mentioned anywhere, but this one has a deep history linked to cricket. Let us together explore it: 

It was the 1787 and the Marylebone Cricket Club evolved from the White Conduit Club. Thomas Lord laid out his first ground in Dorset Square at the request of members. Lord was forced to move his ground in 1810 to an area bordering Regent’s Park. However, that was far from popular. And in 1814 he moved for the last time to the present site of the stadium. 

In 1825, the initial pavilion, housing the club’s artefacts, was burned down. However, over the coming century, the ground and the club evolved into being the hub of the cricket world. 

Its members amended the laws in 1788 and slowly took on the task for cricket throughout the globe. In the 1870s also drew up the first laws of tennis. The club was the most crucial in the globe during the 19th century and many major matches involved MCC sides and were played at Lord’s. 

The club took over the task of choosing touring sides in 1903 – 1904, previously the domain of private individuals. England overseas continued to be officially named MCC until the late 1970s. 

ICC taking charge of running the international game:

To lots of people’s minds the MCC, famed for its loud colours of red and yellow – more usually referred to as egg and bacon – is something of a relic in modern cricket, and the club is aware of that. As the game evolved so its role in the game changed. The ICC took charge of running the international game and the TCCB which was latterly the ECB, the national one. The MCC took on more of an embassy role abroad, sending high-standard teams, usually featuring a dash of Test and county players, to tour emerging nations as well as fielding more than 400 sides in outmatches across the UK each of the summers. The club has also vigorously promoted the Spirit of Cricket which looks to certify that all players take part in harmony with the culture and spirit of the game. 

In 1997, after years of bitter infighting, it voted to permit women to join the 18,000+ membership and to enter the pavilion. There was no huge overnight influx, mainly because of the waiting list which means it can take two decades to climb on. Nor did the ground shift on its axis. 

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