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Cricket Fight

Cricket Fight

As our readers know we are interested in everything cricket no matter the country or the club. Past stories have highlighted cricket matches in unusual cricket locales like Canada, Togo and Fiji. Cricket is full of unexpected locales and situations – and this post fits that bill to a tee. We pulled this YouTube video off the internet and it showcases a cricket fight which should catch most of you by surprise. Usually cricket is reserved for gentlemen and fighting is relegated to other sports leagues like the NHL and the NFL. We were stunned when we saw this clip and we think it deserves to be shared on social media. Get Real is always looking to speak with new cricket bloggers. If you have an interest in writing for our site – please email contact@getrealcricket.com. For all your cricket updates – please email us @ contact@getrealtickets.com.

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Rick Mercer Cricket

Hockey Might Be Starting Up In Canada But Don’t Forget Cricket

The NHL is like a religion in Canada but things could be changing – slowly.  Many statistics point to a boom in cricket in Canada that just can’t see to be stopped. Last week I turned on Breakfast Television in Montreal  and saw Wilder Weir playing cricket as I was drinking  my morning coffee. As we look forward to the NHL season it is safe to say that hockey might be starting up in Canada but don’t forget cricket. Rick Mercer from The Rick Mercer sport shot this clip for the CBC back in 2012. The funnyman is front and center in this YouTube video – as he interviews members of Canada’s National Cricket Team (in Toronto, Canada). The sport of cricket is gaining in popularity across Canada with strong clubs developing in cities from Vancouver to Montreal. This popularity in the Great White North is not surprising given that the sport is  played competitively in over 100 countries. We are always looking for cricket bloggers. If you think you have something to say about the sport you love – we invite to become a writer for us. You can send us an email @ contact@getrealcricket.com.

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Women weigh in for cricket in Wailevu

Women weigh in for cricket in Wailevu

Following the successful pilot model of the program staged in Dravo on Viti Levu, the aim of the program is to create awareness about the factors that contribute to non-communicable diseases in the high-risk category of middle-aged women.

Today the women underwent their first full medical screening, testing their Body Mass Index (BMI), blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and waist circumference, with their cholesterol also to be measured in the coming weeks. The women were then educated about what their measurements meant, and how it was important to try and keep them between certain levels to improve their quality of life, and also help them from developing any non-communicable diseases.

After the inaugural project in Dravo in 2013, Cricket Fiji saw extremely positive results, including 45.5% of participants losing weight by an average of 3.2 kilograms, 43.2% participants decreasing their waist circumference by an average of 11.8 centimetres, and 34.1% of participants lowering their BMI by an average of 1.4 BMI points. Continue reading