Cricket is one of the most popular sports in England, where it has a long and distinguished history. England is one of the strongest cricketing nations in the world and was one of the first countries to be granted full membership to the International Cricket Council.
The sport enjoys a strong following at both international and domestic levels. Domestic competitions see fans travelling the length and breadth of the country, often booking hotels, just to see their team in action. The main cricket teams in England include eighteen traditional first-class counties, which compete in the annual Liverpool Victoria County Championship, Twenty20 Cup and Friends Provident Trophy. In addition to these tournaments, there are numerous amateur league cricket competitions that are organised throughout the country.
Getting around England to the cricket tournaments is easy as transport is efficient and well developed. Coaches and trains are a fast and comfortable way to travel around the country, plus major cities have well integrated bus, tram and even underground networks.
At international level, England regularly takes part in international cricket tournaments such as the Cricket World Cup the ICC Test Championships, the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC ODI Championship. Famous cricket grounds in England include; Lord's, The Oval, Old Trafford and Trent Bridge.