No respect needed, I didn't say the word didn't exist The OP already cited the wiki article and I read the first sentence, so it was clear it exists. Thus we illustrate the distinction between the 'net (where anything can be found) and the world of edited books and journals (the Ngrams database I cited).Backyard cricket, street cricket, beach cricket, gully cricket, corridor cricket, deef or garden cricket is an informal ad hoc variant of the game of cricket, played by people of all genders and all ages in gardens, back yards, on the street, in parks, carparks, beaches and any area not specifically intended for the purpose.
With all due respect, Julian, there are instance such as below on the 'net.
South Africa - Andraos - John Gugill's Cricket Bonanza
DEEF EXPERIENCE: Despite having been out of deef cricket for a while now due to a pelvis injury, he has been training religiously and should be fighting fit for ...
You will need to ask someone (who speaks Hindi, perhaps) or someone from India who plays cricket and uses this word to find a good answer.cricket : an insect related to the grasshoppers. The male produces a characteristic rhythmical chirping sound.
deef meaning deaf, so ... a cricket (game) that makes no sound, a deef cricket ... could it be a ''play on words''?