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How to keep yourself entertained in the off-season

When no cricket is on the TV, you might find yourself looking elsewhere for entertainment. The off-season is the perfect time to try a new hobby or delve more deeply into the game you love so much. Here are some of the things you can do to keep yourself entertained in the cricket off-season.

Find Another League

Just because England isn’t playing anymore does not mean that there isn’t a fun match happening elsewhere. The International Cricket Council has 104 members in total so cricket is played all around the world. There are so many leagues and competitions to discover and it might just bring you a new culture or country to fall in love with.

No matter where you happen to look, there is going to be a fantastic game of cricket happening somewhere. With cricket being included in the events for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, you have ample opportunity to learn more about the rules of the game which are going to be included here.

Play Online Games

If you need to find something to occupy your time, why not head online to see what games could tempt you? There are so many interesting games out there which could provide you with hours of entertainment. No matter what genre of game you like you are going to be able to find online. From MMORPGs to puzzles and more, every taste is catered for.

If you have no idea about where to start, why not look for a game related to one of your favourite points in history? For example, choosing from one of the many Viking slots games out there will allow you to experience the fun of this format in a setting you are very familiar with. Pursuing new hobbies is always that bit easier when you have something you are already comfortable with as a springboard.

Volunteer Locally

Have you got a local cricket ground? Why not take yourself down there and see if there is anything you can do to help out. You never know when someone might need an extra hand so the sooner you can sign up, the more likely you are to get a call.

From tending to the pitch to helping out with games, there is no end to things you could do. If you used to play cricket yourself, there might even be some coaching or support options available for any youth teams. See what is on offer so you can give something back to your local community.

Just because the cricket season is over does not mean that you will be left without anything to do until they start up again. Whether you want to keep exploring what cricket has to offer or you think you might look at something else to try, there are plenty of ways for you to keep yourself entertained. Until you head out to start exploring your options, you are never going to know what is out there! See what you can find now!

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