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17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014 2014.9.19~10.4 D-DAY


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Aquatics

  • Aquatics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Canoe & Kayak
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Sepaktakraw
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Wushu
Event Description

Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport played on grass, with no set regulations on the size of the field. The home stadium of one renowned team is as wide as an official athletic stadium. The ball is a hard leather-seamed spheroid, with a circumference of 23 cm or less and a weight of 120 g or less.
The bat has a handle on a wooden blade 10 cm in width. On three 1.25 m-long stumps at the center of the field, wickets are placed 20 m apart with wooden crosspieces called bails. Two teams of 11 players play against each other. The bowler wears a kit on his/her legs, and the wicket-keeper wears a leather glove. The other 9 defenders stand in appropriate positions.
There is no foul in the direction of the hits, so the defending area is extremely broad. The attacking team has a group of 2 players, with one player a batsman and the other positions in the opposite wicket location.
The bowler delivers the ball towards the wicket where the batsman is. Here, the bowler does not throw the ball, but lets the ball go after a run-up, which is extremely difficult. Here, the bowler aims the ball to the wicket.
The batsman’s role is to block this. The ball does not come straight like in baseball, but heads towards the wicket after a bounce. When the batsman fails to hit the ball and lets it hit the wicket, the bail will fall, and the batsman will be dismissed. The batsman is dismissed after a hit when the ball is caught without a bound by the defender. When the batsman hits the ball, he/she runs with the other partner towards the opposite wicket. They earn a point when the end of the bat touches the other wicket. If the defender returns the ball to the wicket-keeper or if the bail falls down, the batsman is dismissed. When the batsman succeeds in a long hit, the batsman can run repeatedly between the wickets, and is allowed to score up to 6 points. When the bowler hits the batsman or goes out of bounds, the defending team loses a point. The bowler bowls the ball in sets of six deliveries. Then, the wicket-keeper and the bowler change positions, and the batsman on the opposite wicket earns a chance to hit.
When 11 players of the attacking team are dismissed, an inning is over. The two teams then switch sides. The game is over after two innings. However, since the batsmen are not easily dismissed, the game usually lasts for a long period of time. Some games may even last for 2~3 days. In the test cricket, 5 days are expected for each game, allowing 200~300 points. When the six-point play by the batsman occurs 3 times consecutively, it is called a hat trick, which is loved by the audience. This is like a homerun in baseball.
Players’ uniforms are a white T-shirt with flannel pants, which give a friendly appearance, like a Brith gentleman. Since cricket games usually last for long periods of time, they may include a lunch time or tea time.

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