3 Unknown Sports

Sporting events such as the NFL, MLB, and college basketball and football are some of the most watched TV shows.  These are some of the most well known sports as well along with soccer and basketball.  There are many sports played around the world that people do not exist or they do, but they do not know much about the sport. Sports like cricket, curling, and squash are some of the sports that make the list of being “unknown” sports.

Cricket:

Cricket is similar to baseball in the way that the game is played.  Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field at the center of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings.The bowler  or the pitcher delivers the ball to the batsman or batter who attempts to hit the ball with his bat far enough for him to run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting until ten batsmen are out, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat.

Curling:

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four rings.  Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called “rocks”, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the center of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of ten or eight ends.The curler can induce a curved path by causing the stone to slowly turn as it slides, and the path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms who accompany it as it slides down the sheet, using the brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone. A great deal of strategy and teamwork goes into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve.

Squash:

Squash is a racket sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racket and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.The game was formerly called squash rackets, a reference to the “squashable” soft ball used in the game. Squash is recognized by the IOC and supporters are lobbying for its incorporation in a future Olympic program. 

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