The first-ever international cricket game was between the US and Canada
A team of leading English professionals set off to North America on the first-ever overseas tour
the first English team toured Australia.
team of Australian Aborigines toured England in what was the first Australian cricket team to travel overseas
an England touring team in Australia played two matches against full Australian XIs that are now regarded as the inaugural Test matches.
the Australians toured England for the first time and the success of this tour ensured a popular demand for similar ventures in future
Ashes is born in Oval, Australia’s first win on English soil
England regained the ashes.
South Africa became the third Test nation
cricket made its one and only appearance at the Olympics, England played France and won.
The Imperial Cricket Conference was formed to administrate the game, primarily from an English perspective, with England, South Africa and Australia being its founder members.
First and only triangular Test series played in England, involving England, Australia and South Africa.
Victoria scores 1,107 v New South Wales at Melbourne, the record total for a first-class inning.
West Indies first international test match
New Zealand’s first Test match.Donald Bradman’s first tour of England: scores 974 runs in the five Ashes Tests, still a record for most runs in a Test series.
India’s first test match
First women’s test, England vS Australia
First five-day Tests in England.Bradman concludes Test career with a second-ball duck at The Oval and a batting average of 99.94 – four runs short of 100.
Pakistan’s first test match
England regain ashes after 19 years
First tied test. Australia vs West Indies
South Africa excluded from international cricket
First one-day international: Australia v England at Melbourne.
First World Cup: West Indies beat Australia in final at Lord’s.
First women’s match at Lord’s, England v Australia.
Graham Yallop of Australia wears a protective helmet to bat in a Test match, the first player to do so
Eight-ball over abolished in Australia, making the six-ball over universal.
England beat Australia in Leeds Test, after following on with bookmakers offering odds of 500 to 1 against them winning.
Sri Lanka’s first Test match
India lifted the world cup stunning mighty West Indies
South Africa return, with a one-day international in India.
The ICC ceases to be administered by MCC, becoming an independent organisation with its own chief executive.
Brian Lara of Warwickshire becomes the only player to pass 500 in first-class innings: 501 not out v Durham.
Pakistan beat England and won the WorldCup against the odds
South Africa’s captain Hansie Cronje banned from cricket for life after admitting receiving bribes from bookmakers in the match-fixing scandal. Darkest days for the game.Bangladesh’s first Test match.T-20 cricket was born.
Twenty20 Cup, a 20-over-per-side evening tournament, inaugurated in England.
Lara becomes the first man to score 400 in a Test inning, against England.
Pakistan forfeits a Test at The Oval after being accused of ball-tampering.
India creates history by beating Pakistan and lifting the inaugural T-20 World Cup
IPL was founded. Monkey gate scandal.
Terror attack on Sri Lankan cricket team at Lahore, Pakistan. International Cricket boycotted ever since on Pakistan.
The spot-fixing scandal happened in August, during Pakistan’s tour of England and then captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were banned by the ICC for their involvement
The God, Sachin Tendulkar hangs his boots after 23 years at the top.IPL spot-fixing scandal.
Afghanistan and Ireland got Full-Member status
England for the first time lifts the 50 over World cup. Zimbabwe Cricket Board got banned.