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How much is the fine for arguing with an umpire?

How much is a player fined for arguing with an Umpire? I have heard that it is a percentage of their match fees. Are fines for captains different for such cases? Do umpires register allegations ...
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Are LED stumps allowed by the Laws of Cricket?

Cricket's Law 8.1 states Two sets of wickets shall be pitched opposite and parallel to each other at a distance of 22 yards/20.12 m between the centres of the two middle stumps. Each set shall ...
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Why do runners wear helmets?

Why do they have to wear knee pads for that matter? I watched so many matches and I always wondered why the bye runners ever have to wear a helmet?
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Can a batsman be run out if he jumps to avoid the ball?

If a batsman successfully completes a run but then jumps to avoid the ball, and the ball then hits the stumps while the batsman is in the air, is the batsman out?
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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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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 is the Net Run Rate calculated in ICC World Twenty 20 Events

I have some doubts regarding net run rate in the ongoing ICC world twenty 20 2014 event.It takes a while to read so please don't hesitate and give me a solution regarding this. My doubt is that in ...
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Can a batsman get out on the 7th delivery of an over?

I was watching the recent Ashes Series between Australia and English when the umpire Billy Bowden actually allowed an extra ball to be bowled in an over. Even though this was counted (I don't think ...
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Cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground

I'm looking for a set of cricket stumps that don't need to be pushed into the ground or some other way to use the traditional set of cricket stumps on a hard surface such as a tennis court. Anybody ...
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Badminton and Cricket

I've been playing badminton for quite some time now and was wondering if my badminton skills help me in the cricket game? Should I be more fit to be a batsman (hand-eye coordination), defending the ...
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What is reserve day in ODI cricket?

The match between Sri Lanka vs West Indies in Tri-Nation Series was stopped calling it as a reserve day and it continued the next day (08-07-13). What is meant by reserve day? And why ICC not ...
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What is the shield-like gear the umpires are wearing at the IPL?

The umpires in this(2016) IPL are wearing a shield like gear on their hands. What is it called? I have read from a couple of articles that it is for deflecting the ball, thus protecting themselves. ...
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What is the Net Run Rate for a Forfeit Match?

Can you please let us know how the ICC calculates the “Net run rate” for the both teams, when one team decides to forfeit the match by not showing up? We would like to know what the “Net run rate” ...
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How do you throw from outfield without injuries?

Whenever fielding outside the 30 yard circle, a fielder have to make harder and faster throws(and every time I end up with a painful shoulder). How to effectively throw the ball from outfield ...
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Why do bowlers go so near the crease?

Going so near the crease makes no-balls more likely. Disadvantages : A penalty run is given away. Maybe more runs if the batsman can hit it. Maybe more runs in the next penalty ball. In 20-20 format, ...
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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 ...
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When should the playing 11 be decided in a cricket match?

I often see a thing in the cricket match broadcast, that the captains are on the pitch with a match official(commentator) and the toss would be done. Then the two captains will talk about the pitch ...
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What are the charges/action against sledging in cricket?

Sledging is used to diverse a Player's mind from his game and make him difficult to concentrate on his game which affects its performance in the game. Sledging is used as master weapon by many ...
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How many times have the team batting first declared innings and then lost the match by innings?

In the recently completed test match of Aus Vs India, Australia lost by an innings even after declaring their first innings. How many times have this happened in Test cricket? Are there any reference ...
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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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Should a non-striking batsman move sideways, if asked by an in-line fielder?

Sometimes, non-striking batsmen have an uncanny ability to stay in the line of sight between striking batsman and a fielder. Can they be requested to move away, and should they indeed move upon such a ...
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What is the appropriate action to take, if any, if a fielder is too close for her/his own safety?

In amateur cricket, as a batsman, if you have only one planned shot, a hard one, and you know you are quite able to execute it, but a fielder, without obvious protection (e.g., a helmet), creeps up on ...
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Is it a boundary or overthrows?

Consider a scenario where a fielder is chasing a ball that is running away to the boundary. He puts in a dive, gets a hand to the ball but it runs over the boundary ropes. The umpire signals a ...
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How long does a player stay in the ICC rankings for once no longer appearing for the national side?

Batsmen and bowlers have an individual rating between 0-1000 based on performances, and naturally their ratings drop for each game missed. Is their a specific time period after which their rating ...
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If a leg side wide ball is over the head of the batsman, will that delivery be counted as one-over-the-shoulder?

The question is quite clear. Also, I have been asking around this question for long and I have been getting mixed responses. Some say it is counted as the first bouncer for the over and others don't ...
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What are the reasons that cricket is not included in the Olympics? [closed]

I found online that it was last played in the 1900 Olympics. It hasn't been played since. What are the reasons that cricket is no longer included as an Olympic sport?
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What kind of delivery is Nathan Lyon's “Jeff”?

In the recent Test series against South Africa, the Australian right arm off-spinner Nathan Lyon occasionally employed a delivery that spun the other way (away from a right hand batsmen instead of ...
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How could a non-striker on 99* win the game and reach 100, if 1 ball remains?

A batsman who is at 99 not out and at non-striker needs 1 run to win off the last ball. How is it possible that they win the game and also that the batsman reaches his century? This question is ...
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Did any cricket ball ever break during an international cricket match?

Did any such incident happen? What are the rules if a ball breaks during play?
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Why Cricket Uniform has full pants, even though player need to run?

Why do Cricket Uniforms have full pants, even though players need to run? Football players wear shorts presumably to help them run more easily.
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Is it possible for a bowler to bowl chain overs?

In general, Is it allowed to bowl chain (continuous) overs in international matches? If Yes, How many overs can the bowler bowl continuously? If No, Is it not allowed from the beginning of ...
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Are LBW rules different in different formats of cricket?

I have always seen reviews checking for Pitched In Line during Tests but not in One Day Matches. Is that my imagination or is it correct? If they are indeed different, what are the differences?
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Who is out if both batsmen end up at the same end and the fielders hit the stumps at that end?

I have a query regarding a run out dismissal: Who is out in the following scenario: The batsman runs, while his partner doesn't. Both batsmen end up at the non-striker end, and a fielder hits the ...
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What is the rule when the ball touches both the bat and the batsman's body?

If a ball bowled to a batsman hits the bat first and then hits the pad/any part of the batsman's body, what is the rule on getting runs or boundaries or catch at this situation? If a ball bowled to a ...
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Why was the Asia Cup format changed from 50-over to Twenty20?

I don't understand it. The Asia Cup tournament has been played as a 50 over tournament for a long time, but has suddenly been changed to 20 over format. What is the reason for this?
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Why is Darren Lehmann called 'Boof'

Darren Lehmann has been named the new Australia cricket coach and lots of articles, including Wikipedia, refer to his nickname as 'Boof'. However, I can't seem to find any reason for this nickname or ...
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What will be the action for a fielder running to catch or field the ball while running towards the boundary?

Suppose that a fielder is running to catch the ball or field the ball and is running towards the boundary. Eventually or willfully the fielder crosses the boundary rope before he is going to touch ...
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Teaching adult beginners to bowl?

In my indoor cricket team, there are a couple of players who are new to cricket not having played as a child or teenager. They are reasonable athletes and have picked up fielding and batting quickly (...
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What type of bowlers are these?

In cricket commentary, some bowlers are called 'chinaman bowlers' and some 'orthodox bowlers'. What type of bowlers are these?
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Query on the No-Ball / Wide Full Toss Ruling

An interesting situation occurred in a club game this weekend. A full toss was bowled by a medium pace bowler that was over the batsmans head. The batsman had attempted to charge the bowler, missed ...
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How the age restrictions are followed by ICC for the under 19 cricket?

I have some doubts under this topic, Can a player aged 19 play under 19 international cricket match? (Since 19 is not under 19) Consider a player having birthday during the series/tournament. How ...
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What is “Carry the bat” in Cricket?

I have heard the terminology "Carry the bat" in Cricket. What does it mean? When it is used?
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What happens if a ball is lost in cricket?

What will happen if a ball in play is lost or cannot be recovered? Does batting side keep any penalty for that?
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What is the maximum number of overs allowed to bowl in a single day of a test match?

Minimum number of overs allowed per day in a test cricket match is 90. What is the maximum number of overs allowed to bowl? If 2 or 3 more overs required to win the match means, who will decide ...
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What happens if the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion?

There are times when the third umpire is unable to come to a firm conclusion about a decision, even after the use of multiple replays, hotspot, etc. What should happen in this case?
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Why is the margin when the chasing team wins measured in wickets?

Why is it that when the chasing team wins, they are said to win by the number of wickets remaining? What is the relevance of this? You could have 10 wickets remaining and reached the target on the ...
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Mongoose bat, why don't we play test cricket with it?

I saw some matches when batsman were using Mongoose bats, but why they dont use it ODI and test. And what difference it makes in cricket?
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Are these overthrows 4 or 6?

Consider the third scenario asked in this question, where it has been established that the throw by the first fielder is overthrows. Two fielders are running behind the ball. The first slides, ...
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Net run rate in Cricket round robin

Shouldn't the sum of all net run rates of the teams in a round robin be 0 at any point of time? What could be the reason for a net positive NRR?
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Why do some consider it against the spirit of cricket to mankad a batsmen?

So recently, there has been this incident where a batsmen was out due to a mankad (http://www.news.com.au/sport/cricket/cricket-greats-slam-mankad-dismissal-at-u19-cricket-world-cup/news-story/...