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Watching a match with family? Here are fun ways to watch a game of cricket

Ashwin Dewan Ashwin Dewan 4 Mins Read

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A game of cricket is best enjoyed with friends and family. We give you some ideas to make it even more fun. Get together as a family and cheer for your favorite team and cricketers with these fun ways! Make this occasions a special one

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Watching a match with family? Here are fun ways to watch a game of cricket

Excitement is in the air as much-awaited cricketing events are about to begin!  A cricket match always sends cricket fans into a frenzy as they gear up to cheer and support the ‘Men in Blue’!

And as history has it, every time there is a game involving the Indian team, it is treated as a festive occasion in every other corner across the country. Plans have been made, popcorn and chips stocked up, the team jerseys taken out and dusted, paints ready to adorn delighted faces. There are several ways to watch an important cricket match with the entire family. We will show you some exciting and fun ways to go about it!

So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down and discover unique ways to watch a game of cricket or for that matter any game of your choice.

Fun way 1: Install a projector or opt for a large-screen television

Nothing beats the thrill of watching a cricket match on the big screen. If a large television is beyond your budget, try a projector instead. It comes within a budget compared to a large-screen television and is not much trouble setting up. Once the installation is done, sit back and enjoy the match from the cozy confines of your living room.

Fun way 2: Take on the role of your team’s cheering squad

No cricket match is complete without a complete set of cheerleaders. Be one for your team even as you watch them play on the television. How? Start by making paper pom-poms and wave them every time a four or a six is scored or a wicket taken. Pom-poms come in different shapes, sizes, colors and designs. You can even make one by following the steps below:

  • Layer around 10 big plastic bags one on top of each other (trash bags are the most suitable)
  • Cut off the top and bottom bits of the trash bags
  • Fold the trash bags
  • Cut the bags along the folded line
  • Cut slits in the bags
  • Gather the bags
  • Fluff the pom-poms

Once the pom-poms are done, get ready to do a little jig; wave them about and cheer for your team.

Fun way 3: Set up the mood and ambiance to match the occasion

Try to create a 'crickety' atmosphere using game-related stuff to deck up your homes. You can do this by decorating the living room with posters and memorabilia of the different teams participating in the game. Raise the level by a bar by inserting a cardboard cutout of your favorite players, place a replica of the trophy on the center table and even place a few bats, balls and wickets in the room, to add that extra touch. And while you are doing all these, deck yourself up in your favorite team’s jersey to show your undying loyalty.

Make a best wishes board using a large poster. Attach it to the wall and every member of the family can write their best wishes to the team in their own words. With all the effort being put in, invite your friends or neighbors over to join in the fun. More the merrier!

Fun way 4: Set up a mini food and snack counter

Cheering for your team can be tiring. What better way to re-energize than by munching on some delicious snacks. Stock up on all-time match favorites like popcorn, ready-to-eat finger food, ice cream and much more. Popcorn is a hit with both adults and children alike and is available in a variety of flavors such as caramel, chili and cheese apart from the usual butter.

Finger foods can include slices of fruits and vegetables such as cucumber, banana and carrot with a dash of salt or chili. Other options for quick bites that are quite popular with children are French fries, cheese balls and potato garlic bites.

Wash it all down with a nice, tall glass of fresh fruit juice or a healthy smoothie.

Note: Ensure you have disposable cutlery at an arm’s length so you can continue to watch the match uninterrupted.

Fun way 5: Create fun, interesting quizzes during the match break

During the halftime break, try to think of some creative cricket-related trivia that will keep you and your family occupied till the second half begins. For starters, a quiz on the teams and the players of that match will be interesting. Try to throw in prizes in the form of chocolates and vouchers that will ensure the full attention of the whole family involved. Make teams, be competitive and involve your children in the fun!

Fun way 6: Paint your face in the colors of your favorite team

This activity is not only fun but will bring out the creative side of the entire family. Why let only the fans watching the match live have all the fun? Channel your inner creativity and paint your face with the colors of the team or the country flag. For example, if it is tricolor, you will need saffron, green, white and blue paint. Proceed to paint the Indian flag on your cheeks, one at a time. Using white color as the base, add the colors of the Indian flag and you can even sprinkle some glitter.

Now that you are all prepared to watch a match with your family, get ready to enjoy any sporting extravaganza and cheer your team to the trophy. It’s time to once again let your hair down and enjoy some good game of cricket!

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Simi Ramesh Jun 7 2019

Yaay! What a great way to celebrate the already celebrated World Cup Cricket..And that too with family and friends. In India it is a festival of sorts, and what best way than to make the most of it. Loved the various ways given in the article to enjoy this game and most of all the facts which were really unknown to me highlighted in this write up. Looking forward to have as much fun watching it as much as it is described in this article.

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