Origins: Cricket originated in England during the medieval period, possibly as early as the 13th century.

Origins: It evolved from games played by shepherds using a ball and a shepherd's crook. Evolution:

Origins: Cricket became popular in England during the 17th century.:

Laws of Cricket."  The first known code of laws for cricket was drawn up in 1744, known as the "Laws of Cricket."

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was established in 1787, becoming the custodian of cricket laws.

International Matches: The first international cricket match was played between the USA and Canada in 1844.

England played its first Test match against Australia in 1877, marking the beginning of Test cricket

Cricket continued to expand globally, with countries like India, Pakistan, and the West Indies becoming cricket powerhouses.

One-day cricket was introduced in the 1960s to make the game more spectator-friendly.

The first One-Day International (ODI) match was played between Australia and England in 1971.

The first Cricket World Cup was held in England in 1975, won by the West Indies.

The ICC Cricket World Cup has since become one of the most prestigious events in cricket.

Twenty20 (T20) cricket was introduced in the early 2000s to further shorten the game and attract a wider audience..

The inaugural ICC T20 World Cup was held in 2007, won by India. Modern Era

Cricket has undergone significant changes in the modern era with the advent of technology, including the Decision Review System (DRS) and the use of Hawk-Eye.

Cricket has become a major commercial enterprise, with lucrative leagues like the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL) attracting top players from around the world.

Cricket is now played in over 100 countries, with the International Cricket Council (ICC) governing the sport globally.

Cricket remains one of the most popular sports globally, with millions of fans following the game passionately.