India is the land of cricket, amazing cricket grounds, talented cricketers. It is also one of the nations who have lots of top international rated batsmen and bowlers. They have some amazing records of theirs in their bags and for their ardent fans.
Real cricket or fantasy cricket, no matter what, cricket needs the Indian fans to stay to be forever associated with it to be in limelight forever.
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The entire history of Indian cricket is based on the existence and growth of the British Raj through the East India Company.
The initial days:
On 31st December 1600, Queen Elizabeth I granted a Royal Charter to East India Company. Initially, it emerged as the trading company. It later on started to conquer all the parts of India and rule it. The East India Company was the tool to bring the game of cricket to India.
The Company founded the city of Madras in 1639, acquired Portuguese region. It was on the west coast of India which included the city of Bombay in 1661. In 1690, an Anglo-Mughal treaty allowed English traders to establish a trading settlement on the Hooghly River, which became the modern Calcutta. All these places were the leading centres of cricket as the fame of the game grew among the native people.
The first match:
The first definite mention of cricket played anywhere in India, from a report of English sailors of the east India Company written in 1737. Reports was that cricket played at Cambay, near Baroda in 1721. The Calcutta Cricket and Football Club came in existence by 1792, but perhaps founded more than a decade earlier. Another club formed at Seringapatam, south India in 1799 after the victorious British siege and the defeat of Tipu Sultan.
In 1864, a match between Madras and Calcutta was possibly the beginning of first-class cricket in India. The British played the Indians to form bonds with the Indians. And if the Indian influential had links with the British, the British could have more control of India through Cricket.
The most vital game in the 19th century was the Bombay Presidency Match which developed, first, into Bombay Triangular and later on into Bombay Quadrangular. The match was played in 1877 first. Then sporadically for some seasons played until at last being given first-class status in 1892-93.
An English team led by George Vernon in 1889–90 was the first foreign team to tour India. But none of the matches that it played regarded as first-class.
First-class cricket began in the 1892–93 season with two matches Europeans against Parsees, at Bombay and Poona. The first match was drawn and the in the second match Parsees won by 3 wickets. Lord Hawke captained an English team which played four first-class matches including a game against “All India” on 26–28 January 1893.
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