Cricket Crazy Country, Pakistan
Although hockey is the national game of the country, but Pakistan is cricket crazy country. In major urban centres like Karachi and Lahore where full-sized cricket fields are a rare luxury, it is not uncommon to see cricket being played in narrow lanes and streets of the city.
Pakistan had won world cup of cricket in 1992 and runners up in many occasions.
There is one thing every Pakistani Love and its the game of Cricket. Though Americans might not have heard this name before but Britishers who are the inventer of this sport, know it very well. Its just because of them we play this game. Not to forget that Pakistan has been a British Colony.
Equipment: If you want to play cricket then you just have to go to any park and ask the boys who would already be playing over there. They would include you in their team and you can have a good time here in Pakistan playing your favourite (?) sports.
Pakistanis and especially Lahori's try their best to watch a cricket match live in a cricket stadium instead of on their TV sets at home. This is a picture from one of the cricket matched in which me and my family went to support Pakistani Team against New Zealand's Cricket Team and finally we won this thrilling match at the end. The whole stadium was jumping and clapping to celebrate the impossible victory on 29th Nov' 03.
There are many Cricket Stadiums all over the country. Especially in every major city of Pakistan there are international cricket stadiums such as Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, etc. etc. The Best ones among all of these are the first 3 Lahore, Karachi & Rawalpindi. They have fast and run-scoring cricket pitches where ball also turn and people enjoy the cricket at its best !
on every corner every piece of land you will see males of all ages playing cricket some with home made bats and the plastic ball from the inner of a kite ball of string they are all over, some play football but far and few