A physical activity involving a set of rules or customs. The activity may be competitive involving events and competitions at the national and international scale with professional participants.
Popular sports in the World
Soccer with 4 billion fans all around the world is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport.
Cricket is 2nd Most Popular Sport in the World with 2-3 billion fans mostly across India, UK, Pakistan, Asia, Australia. Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings. England is the birthplace of cricket. cricket is only played by a few countries, most of them which were colonized by the British. USA do not play cricket and have their own replacement sport called Baseball. Cricket is supposed to be a gentleman’s game. Earlier, it was only a game of “affluent” people because of its expensive kit. Cricket is time consuming sport. A test cricket match lasts for 5 days and one day match lasts for about 7 hours. Where as a football match is generally done within 90 minutes and this makes football more popular and enjoyable sport to watch on television.
Basketball: 2-3 billion fans in US, Canada, china and Philippine . Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.0 m) high mounted to a backboard at each end.
Tennis: with the Around 1 billion fans around the Europe, Americas, Asia. Tennis is a sport that people usually play individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles).