For years now cricket has been hugely popular in various countries around the world. Recent trends show that the game is gaining more and more followers in places outside of its traditional origin. Many cricket players have become international superstars and signed endorsement deals worth millions of US dollars. The international cricket community comprises more than a hundred member countries, and the game''s main competition – the World Cup – is the planet''s third largest tournament, being watched by more than 2.2 billion people around the globe. In order to find out more about this team sport, its structure, development, as well as cricket in Australia and England – read this book.