The cause and type of injuries in Cricket

  • Overall, cricket injuries are mostly sprains, fractures and bruising.
  • Adult cricketers most often sustain injuries to the upper limbs, followed by the lower limbs and the head. Child injury is most often to the head and face followed by the fingers/hand.
  • A direct blow from the ball during delivery or fielding, mostly to the face, fingers and hand, is the most common cause of injury and results in fractures and bruising.
  • Overuse injuries are also common and are most often associated with back injuries to fast bowlers, particularly at the elite level and in young cricketers.

  • Over the last 10 years the sport of cricket has gained popularity in the United States and in other countries where cricket was not  popular.

  • Now cricket is played in 89 countries.

  • Cricket is second to only soccer in worldwide popularity as a spectator sport.

  • Reach an audience with an income in excess of $38 billion.

  • It is estimated that over 7,500,000 cricket fans reside in USA.

  • There are 600 Clubs, 40 Leagues and 20,000 active Cricketers in USA.