|Highest governing body||International Leg Cricket Council|
|Nicknames||पाय चेंडू, लेग क्रिकेट, लात बॉल|
|Mixed-sex||Yes, separate competitions|
|Equipment||Ball, Wicket (Stumps, Bails)|
|Country or region||India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Indian Subcontinent, Asia|
Leg cricket is a form of cricket played between two teams of eleven players on a circular ground with a radius between 80 and 120 feet (24 and 37 m). The game is played in South Asian countries including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
Leg cricket involves using legs rather than a bat to propel the ball. The bowler rolls the ball along the ground under arm. The legsman has to kick the ball to score runs. A legsman can score four or six runs by kicking the ball out of the boundary line.
Leg cricket is a recreational game. It is mainly played in India with various rules. Leg Cricket was invented at Saint Francis High School in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in 1999 by a local boy named Mehul Sorathiya. In 2005 Mr. S. Nagraj, a physical education teacher in Bangalore, introduced this game to the school children of the town as a source of physical fitness.Mr. Jogender Prasad Verma, a Physical Education teacher in Delhi, introduced the official rule book of leg cricket in 2010. Mr. J. P. Verma and Mr. S. Nagraj are known as the father of leg cricket. Mr. Verma is the present secretary of the International Leg Cricket Council and Leg Cricket Federation of India.
Leg cricket is played between two teams of 11 players. It is played on a circular ground with a radius between 80 and 120 feet. The pitch is 8 feet (2.4 m) wide and 42 to 48 feet (13 to 15 m) long, (depending on the age group and category of the players). The distance in stumps is 12 inches (304.8 mm) (1 foot).
|Under-12 Mini||44 feet||44 feet||44 feet|
|Under-14 Sub Junior||44 feet||44 feet||44 feet|
|Under-17 Junior||46 feet||46 feet||46 feet|
|Under-19 Senior||48 feet||48 feet||48 feet|
|Men's/Women's||48 feet||48 feet||48 feet|
|Under-12 Mini||70 feet||70 feet||70 feet|
|Under-14 Sub Junior||80 feet||80 feet||80 feet|
|Under-17 Junior||90 feet||85 feet||90 feet|
|Under-19 Senior||100 feet||90 feet||100 feet|
|Men's/Women's||120 feet||100 feet||120 feet|
|Width of the 3 stumps||12 inches, 1 feet|
|Height of the 3 stumps||24–30 inches, 2–2.5 feet|
At the international level, leg cricket is governed and promoted by the International Leg Cricket Council. This international body is headed by Shri Surender Kumar as President and Shri Joginder Prasad Verma as secretary general. In India, the Leg Cricket Federation of India is the apex governing body, which was formed in 2011. It is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 and affiliated with the International Leg Cricket Council. Apart from India, leg cricket is famous in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Florida, Ghana, and Pakistan.
National Championship in India: In July 2012, the Senior National T-10, Leg Cricket Championship was organised by the Leg Cricket Federation of India at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Bawana, Delhi where a total of 24 teams of boys and girls participated. Sh. Surender Kumar, M.L.A. & Parliamentary Secretary to C.M., Delhi was the Chief Guest of Opening Ceremony and Satpal Singh, an Olympic wrestler and the president of the School Games Federation of India was the chief guest of second day's championship. Since 2012, the Leg Cricket Federation of India has organized 6 National games in various cities and states in India, such as Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pardesh.
In January 2017, Karnataka won by securing 211 runs, and Odisha secured 3rd position in the 5th National T10 Leg Cricket Championship, held in New Delhi. Chandan Ray is the present captain of the Indian leg cricket team.
- Kickball, a similar bat-free adaptation of baseball.
- Sport in India
- Sports in Nepal
- Sports in Bhutan
- Sport in Sri Lanka
- National Games of India
- Indian Rural Olympic Association
- School Sports and Cultural Activities Federation, India
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