Cricket is a sport which is played with a bat and ball. It is played between two teams with eleven players in each team. There is a 20.12-meter rectangular pitch in the middle of cricket field with wickets at both ends. During the game, one team bats, attempting to score while the other bowl and field to stop the former from making runs. Cricket has its origins in south-east England with the first recorded game being played in the 16th century and spread worldwide with the expansion of British Empire. It is currently governed by the International Cricketing Council.