1. Not all herniated disc
needs surgical removal. If you dont have any signs of nerve root compression
like pins and pricking sensation in your leg and foot or numbness
in your leg and foot, then physiotherapy
like pelvic traction and back strengthening exercises might relieve your symptoms.
2. Since it has been already 10 months of treatment (should be physiotherapy) with no relief of your symptoms, you might need surgical removal of the herniated disc.
3. You can play cricket again after few weeks of physiotherapy to your back after surgery.
So, i would advice you to consult your doctor again with a repeat MRI scan of your lumbar spine
and decide on further treatment.