Cricket and Football

Philippines
May 5, 2011 12:03am CST
Friends... What is the difference between cricket and football?
5 responses
@naija4real (1293)
5 May 11
For a better understand of cricket and football. Kindly refer to the underlisted links. Thanks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cricket This above link will give you a detailed information about cricket. This game is popularly played by countries such as Pakistan, India,Australia, Uk, New zealand, Australia etc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/football The above link will give you a detailed information about football. This game is popularly in england,spain,france, italy,germany and some african countries
@arnab26 (116)
• India
5 May 11
What a great question...! One difference is that Cricketers wears full pants and footballers wears half pants. Another one is in the ground .
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
5 May 11
Cricket is about two people with a stick each (a bat if you will), standing at the either side of a strip called the pitch, in a rather large playground. Eleven others stand around them at various distances, while one of them hurls a sphere called a ball at one of these persons with the stick. This person then using his instincts and training, tries to swat the ball as far as possible, and then run to the other side of the strip and the people surrounding try to stop it. There are of course a lot of rules for scoring and play. But this will give you a general idea. By football, if you mean soccer, it is about two motley groups of 11 people and only one medium large ball. The groups have their headquarters at the end of the playground, with a rectangular arch called arch. The play begins at the center of the field and each of these teams try to kick the ball into the arch of the opposing team. Well that is the rule, but, they mostly end up kicking each other among other activities like tripping, toppling and crashing into one another. Touching the ball is sacrilege, you may however, kick it, butt it or stomp on it to your heart's content. American football is another thing. Though it is called football, the foot is rarely used, if at all in a game. There are again these two teams, bulky ones this time, trying to carry a football, which is oblong in shape as a matter of fact (I wonder why it is called a ball at all!), to the other end while the other team tries to stop this happening. Crashing, tripping, smothering and felling are all a part of the game. The common thing about all of these is the fanatical and roguish following these sports have. It almost seems to bring out the animal instinct in the spectators.
@AKRao24 (13053)
• India
5 May 11
Dear Graceeekwenx! In my opinion both the games are different in nature! In foot ball both the teams chase the ball at the same time to put the ball in the opponents goal by using just the legs and some times head is also permitted. It is played for a shorter time with a break which is called half time in it! While cricket is a game which can be compared a bit with base ball! Here there are two teams one team does batting while other team fields! Here one player at a time from the batting team comes to bat and make the runs. There Are various ways the bats man can be dismissed and accordingly either after the dismissal of the all the batsman from one side or after completing the stipulated number of overs by the fielding team, the positions of the teams change. The team which was batting earlier comes to field and completes its turn. Here the result is declared by tallying the number of runs. The team which makes more number of runs is the winner in the match! It may take few hours to few days depending upon the format which are normally either 20-20, One day or Test match! I think you should refer some site to get the details about these two games! I am providing links for your convenience where from you can have a detailed idea about these games! Link for Cricket : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket Link for Foot Ball: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football Thanks for the discussion!
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
5 May 11
It depends what kind of football, for there are several types of football. Americans for example, have their own enormously popular variant which is known in some parts of the world as American Football, but simply Football by Americans. But there is also an Australian Rules Football. The most popular form of football is known simply as football by millions worldwide, but is actually Association Football (or Soccer). But there is also Rugby football, which began in the English public (or private) school called Rugby in the county of Warwickshire. Other English private schools continue to field their own football variants, but none of these approaches Rugby in terms of international popularity. And there are many further variants of football throughout the world. So what do they have in common? Not much, truth be told, but one thing that distinguishes them from cricket is that they are played with a soft ball, and no bat; while cricket is played with a hard ball and bat. Football makes use of goal posts; while none are used in cricket, which uses wickets. Football tends to be a very physical game, with much close contact; while cricket doesn't, and is far more leisurely, with players scoring through runs back and forth between wickets, while in danger of being bowled out by a bowler. I hope this helps a little.