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Diverse Wisdom Culture Leads to Creation of a Cricket Club

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Gaelle Elias, News Reporter

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Wisdom High School has started one of the most unique, new club sports on campus. With the help of Senior Class Dean Mr. Mata, several students have begun practicing to form a Cricket team.

The game is extremely popular in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Australia, West Indies (the Caribbean), South Africa, England, New Zealand and Zimbabwe – arguably in that order. And, so it makes sense that we have a Cricket Club here at Wisdom, because we have so many students that immigrated to America from those countries.

What is Cricket, you may ask? “The game is about a bat and a ball” said Abdul Muid, one of the players. “You play the game between two teams, and the fielding team bowls the cricket ball at the batsmen, who tries to hit the ball with their bat.”

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Abdul Muied (Picture Shown) is one of the Cricket Club members, along with Shazaib Ali, Taimur Nadeem, Sibtain Ahmad, Salman Khan, Muhammad Asher, and Rahim Hassan.

According to the website www.rulesofsport.com, one team will bat first and one team will field first. The batting team will try and score as many runs as possible in the allotted time, while the bowling team will try and contain them by fielding the ball. The teams then swap and the second team batting will try and outscore the runs their opponents scored first. If they fail they lose, if they succeed they win.

* Each team is made up of 11 players.
* The bowler must bowl 6 legal deliveries to constitute an over.
* A game must have two umpires stood at either end of the wicket. The umpires then must count the number of balls in the over, make decisions on whether the batsmen is out after an appeal and also check that the bowler has bowled a legal delivery.
* The equipment used in the game are the bat, the ball, the stumps, and the wicket.

Actually, our new Cricket club does not have a coach yet, but they are trying to build up the program. It is a large financial responsibility to try to pay for uniforms and materials.

“We are trying to start off small and then grow big,” said Mata. The team is planning to play Cricket matches across the state, and are willing to play with other schools here in Texas, “only of course if they also have a cricket club.”

The team roster is beginning to come together, as they’ve only been practicing for the last two weeks, since the beginning of January. “It’s too soon to say who our top players are, but once we move forward, we should have some standouts,” said Mata.

But, the students are looking forward to earning an important position and achieving what they’ve been planning on for a long time. “Yes, I am really interested in competing against others, because I would like to know what my strengths are and what am I capable of doing,” said Muid.

For any students interested in joining the club, the team meetings are every Sunday here in the gym at Wisdom High School, from 9 am to Noon.

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Hello, my name is Gaelle Elias and I am one of the Wisdomshsnews.com reporters. I’m turning 17 soon, I was born in Lebanon and I’ve been in the U.S...

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