Cricket Game - Rule of Cricket
One-Day International (ODI) is a form of cricket that does not confirm to the usual cricket rule. This adaptation of the playing cricket game is more suited to today's fast paced lifestyle and has become a popular segment of the cricket game. The rule book of cricket as applied to the conventional 5-day first class cricket game has been slightly modified to suit the needs of the faster ODI.
In an ODI, a team bats only once and their innings are limited to a prescribed number of overs, usually fifty. Conditions such as inclement weather may necessitate changes to the rule of the cricket ODI. Other changes to the rule of cricket are restrictions on the number of fielders that can be placed as well as stricter rules on wide balls and shorter deliveries. Since day-night ODI's require that the team batting second play under stadium lights, many a rule of cricket has been modified to suit the conditions. Brightly colored clothing worn by the teams also breaks the original rule of cricket that all players must be attired in white.
The first one-day cricket game was played between English County teams in the 1960s. A ODI played in Melbourne in 1971 set the trend for an exciting twist to the cricket game that has since held millions enthralled and brought in substantial revenue for television networks. ODIs can ensure entertaining innings that often culminate in cliffhanger finishes.
The World Cup cricket game tournament involves all test nations and works on round-robin grouping matches. This is held once every four years. The ICC (International Cricket Council) Champions Trophy is a knockout contest that most cricket playing nations participate in. A 2 nation series is also a treat for cricketing fans of both countries. A triangular tournament of the cricket game involves 3 participating nations playing on a neutral venue.