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Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players each on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch. The game is played by 120 million players in many countries, making it the world's second most popular sport after association football. Each team takes its turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields.

Cricket is probably the most widely known sport in the island and is played at most stadiums listed below. Sri Lanka Cricket was first registered with Ministry of Sports as a national sports body and official information relating to the sport can be viewed on their website:

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