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Who decides the venue for ODI matches?

Who decides the match venue of One Day International cricket matches: ICC or the Country cricket boards?
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How is a bowler's average calculated?

How is a bowler's average calculated? For an example, Anil Kumble's test-match bowling average is 29.65. What does this number mean?
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Which country has the most international cricket grounds?

Which country has the most international cricket grounds? How many cricket grounds do they have?
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Can batsman hit the ball after the ball cross the stumps?

Can the batsman hit the ball after the ball crossed the stumps?
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When was the power play rule introduced in cricket?

When the Power Play rule introduced in limited overs cricket?
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What is the difference between chinaman and regular leg spin?

What is the difference between a chinaman bowler and a leg-spinner? The trajectories and direction of both the deliveries are the same. And why do they call it Left arm unorthodox spin? I can ...
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Why the IPL teams don't have any English cricketers?

I can't see any England cricketers playing in this IPL season(2014). The only England cricketer playing in this IPL is Kevin Pietersen who was axed by England Cricket Board. What is the reason for ...
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Australia vs New Zeland underarm ball

Is this still legal in cricket? And since it was legal, why would people get so upset? Video
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What are the reserve days for play off matches of IPL7?

In this post, it was reported that the reserve day for first playoff match is May 28. What are the reserve days for the second and third playoff matches of IPL7?
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In IPL match MI vs RR - who would enter into the playoff in case of “no ball”

During the IPL7 last league match between MI vs RR, the scores were leveled at 189. Had the bowler bowled a no ball who would enter into the playoff, MI or RR?
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Who will enter into the final in case of rain in first qualifier?

What happens if it rains in the first qualifier in IPL 2014 match between KKR and KXIP? Who will enter into the final? On what basis?
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How many runs will be considered when a team needs 1 run and the player hits a boundary?

If a team needs 1 run to win and the player hits a Six(6) then, How many runs would be considered? Would it be considered 1 run or 6 runs?
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Why did Mumbai Indians get an extra delivery to win with a better run rate?

In the final league match of IPL 2014 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai needed to win the match in 14.3 overs (87 balls). However, after 14.3 overs Mumbai could managed to tie the ...
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How can a team win while rain stopped play permanently in 2nd innings?

The Team bat first scored 144/3 after 20 overs in T20 format match.. second Team scored 34/2 in 8.4overs . then rain stopped the play. who will won the match? explain please.
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Learning Cricket

I would like to learn the game of cricket. Not necessarily to play. I enjoy watching it, but don't really understand what is going on. I have watched some youtube videos that explain things, but I ...
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Half volley shot of cricket

The half volley is a tennis shot but why this word entered in cricket and what is half volley shot of cricket?
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How the length of the six is measured instantly?

How the length of the six is measured instantly in cricket? What technology do they use?
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First hat-trick in T-20 international

Who is the first bowler to take hat-trick in T-20 international?
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Largest cricket ground by length of boundary

Which is the largest cricket ground by length of boundary in the world?
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When was the third-umpire review system entered in cricket?

When was the third umpire review system(not DRS) entered in cricket?
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When was the First T20 match played?

When was the first T-20 match played?
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Difference between leg-spin & flipper

What is the difference between Leg spinner's leg-spin & Flipper?
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Fibreglass/Plain Scuff Sheets - Are They a Good Idea?

I just have two quick questions about scuff sheets. (1) Are they worth having, ie do the give good protection and not hamper the performance of the bat? (2) If I were to get one, is it a good ...
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When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?

When was the middle stump camera invented in cricket?
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Why are the bails taken-off from the stumps?

Why are the bails taken-off from the stumps at the break time & end of the day of a Test-match?
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In which condition the Test-match declared TIE?

When can a test-Match results in tie (not-draw)? What are the factors affecting to such result to be declared?
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First Maiden Over in T20 Cricket

I want to know Who bowled the first Maiden Over in T20 (Twenty over match) cricket.
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Does the activity in IPL count by ICC?

I want to know, if a player takes wicket, scores runs etc. in IPL (Indian Premier League), will it be counted by ICC (In their record/history)?
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Run out rules in cricket if one player doesn't run

Suppose A plays the ball and doesn't run out of his crease, but B runs and reaches A's crease and then the ball hits the stumps at B's crease. Who is considered out or can either one sacrifice his ...
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Wide Ball rule being neglected

When a ball is outside the wide line on the off side or outside the leg stump on the leg side of the batsman, it is given as a wide ball. But now-a-days (especially in T20 matches), if the ball is ...
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Is it permissible to wear body protection material or gear under the clothing when keeping wickets in cricket?

Can you wear baseball keepers' protective gear under your clothing in cricket?
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How much time hold Cricket if Match delayed from Rain?

I am really very confuse, How much to wait if Match delayed from Rain? If rain delay game from first inning? if rain delay game from second inning? What is the procedure 20/20 over, one day and ...
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Difference between medium fast and fast medium

What exactly is the difference between a medium fast bowler and a fast medium bowler? At first they seem like they have no difference at all but then, you hear commentators and experts talk about a ...
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Does a ball count if it hits an umpire?

What happens in a scenario where the batsman plays a shot down the ground and it hits the umpire? Isn't it unfair to the batsman to lose a certain boundary had there been one? Does the ball count as a ...
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Is beamer counted as a bouncer in ODI cricket?

Is beamer counted as a bouncer in ODI cricket? I.e. if a bowler bowls a beamer then whether he is allowed to bowl a bouncer in that over?
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Super Over tie rule

It is mentioned in this post that if the boundaries count in the main match is equal then a count-back from the final ball of the one over eliminator would be conducted. Consider if still it ...
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How the money is paid to the IPL players? [duplicate]

If a player is auctioned for Rs. 14cr and he played only 3 match will he be entitled to get his entire fees or he will be paid on a prorata basis for e.g no of match played.
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Slow Left arm bowler vs Left Handed Batsman

I know the fact that slow left arm bowler is always easier for left handed batsman. I have seen several matches, captain won't give chance for slow left arm bowlers to bowl against left handed ...
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Can an Umpire call “Play” with only one batsman in the ground?

Can an Umpire call "Play" with only one batsman in the ground? I follow up the above question with another one....A wicket falls in the last ball of the over just before the call of Time for drinks ...
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Split in Cricket Bat - How Bad Is This?

I am just wondering how much of a different small splits/cracks in the of a cricket bat makes? I shall add a few photos of the cracks. The splits aren't very large, and I was wondering if they need ...
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Why was the ball hitting the spider cam not declared as a dead-ball?

As per the ICC rules, If a batsman hits the ball and ball strike to spider cam then this ball consider as dead ball. But, during the IPL match between RCB and DD, the ball hit by Yuvraj Singh ...
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What is the standard measurements of a cricket ground? [duplicate]

What is the standard measurements such as straight distance , on-off distance, radius of the ground etc of a cricket ground ?
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What does “ripper” mean in cricket?

I have seen the below context "Ishant Sharma removed Shane Watson with a ripper" in Cricinfo. What does "ripper" mean in the cricket?
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Which song was played before the national anthem in the world T20 2014 in Bangladesh?

Can anyone name the song which was played before the national anthem in the recently concluded world T20 2014 held in Bangladesh?
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Is it permitted to use nicknames on jersey in international matches?

I have seen that Dinesh Karthik from team India wears his jersey in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2014 with his name as DK. Is it permitted? I have seen players who use their nicknames in county ...
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How to choose bowling run up and action?

I'm a fast bowler, but What I do is: I'd changed my bowling action many times which results in not getting a good rhythm. So please tell me how to choose the bowling run up and action? My height is ...
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Trouble with bowling

I am a medium fast bowler and was able to bowl with good line and length with some swing but due to gap in playing cricket I am not able to bowl and all of my balls are either going above the head of ...
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Maximum overs for a bowler in a reduced over match

In the limited overs cricket match, the overs can be divided between bowlers by maximum 10 per bowler in ODI and 5 in T20. If an one day match gets interrupted by rain and started after some time by ...
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What is the shortest six in cricket?

I would like to know Who hit the shortest international six in cricket? I don’t want to see answers quoting Mark Waugh or Steve Waugh’s time sixes. Since they are not accurate. The sixes after ...
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How many video cameras are used for cricket broadcasting?

How many video cameras are used for broadcasting an international cricket match? Especially for the current world T20i, they are covering the each and every corner of the stadium. I would like to ...