The world of sports is pretty intriguing. While there are so many various sports that co-exist on the planet, there are some sports that seem to the variations of the more popular sport. In India, there is no doubt that cricket being the number one sport in terms of popularity which in turn has helped in a great infrastructure for the game.
In a video that is going viral, people can be seen playing a game that seems to be a mix of badminton and cricket. While there is the usual badminton rule with two players on each side of the nets or the fence in this case, the shots are being played not by a traditional badminton racket but by cricket bats.
The video is originally shared by the National Performance Coach and National Selector of the Scotland Team- Toby Bailey.
“Rally of the week from @CricketScotland A-Team and @EdinburghNapier Performance Academy players @LiamNay85875803 @Jamie_Cairns151 @FinMcCreath #footmovement #batfacecontrol #batminton #access,” he captioned the video.
Check it out here:
Rally of the week from @CricketScotland A-Team and @EdinburghNapier Performance Academy players @LiamNay85875803 @Jamie_Cairns151 @FinMcCreath #footmovement #batfacecontrol #batminton #access pic.twitter.com/u7dB2x6YtL
— Toby Bailey (@Tobybailey76) December 13, 2021
Bailey later put the rules of the game. “The rules of #Batminton as stated by @CricketScotland @EdinburghNapier Performance Academy & A Team players! The game is played on a badminton Badminton racquet and shuttlecock court with cricket bats Cricket bat and ball. The match is best of 5 games in a tennis Tennis ball game format for more pressure points. #batminton,” he tweeted.
“#batminton the point starts with a bounce and hit into the opponent’s service box. The server only gets one serve – no 2nd serve – more emphasis on bat face control not whacking it to get a point! From then on the ball has to bounce once each side of the net. #batminton,” he added.
Meanwhile, the sport of Cricket which was aiming to make an entry into the Olympics received a setback after being excluded from the provisional list of 28 sports for the 2028 Los Angeles Games. The decision was taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Cricket made its maiden and only appearance in the Olympics to date in the 1900 Paris Olympics.