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How does Hawk-Eye differ in tennis & cricket in terms of technology & philosophy?

What is the difference in terms of accuracy of Hawk-Eye technology when it comes to cricket and tennis? The tennis authorities throughout the world (except for the French Open and some clay court ...
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Who has the right of way in this case: a fielding bowler or a batsman in his/her regular path?

The striker hits the ball forwards, very slightly to off, but mostly up. The bowler makes his/her way towards the area where the ball will land in order to catch it (before it lands). The non-striker ...
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Sequence of national/team flags on cricket ground

In every cricket match there are flags which are placed around the edge of the cricket stadium as shown in the figure. I think it is done for all the sports played (though not sure about it). My ...
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Rules about the contribution in super over on statistics

Do the contribution of players in super over influence their statistics? The runs scored, wickets taken, catches, run-outs, stumping... in super over Will they be added to their career ...
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What is a powerplay in cricket?

What is a powerplay in cricket? What is its duration? When can a team take it? What is the difference between a bowling powerplay and a fielding powerplay? I am watching T20 Matches; does it change ...
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What does “TON” indicate on cricket bat?

I have seen "TON" written on lots of cricket bats like these*: (click to zoom) What does it actually indicate? Is it a brand name? or a symbol of approved bat by ICC? or it indicates that a ...
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Is it allowed to play a cricket match without positioning any fielder as a wicket keeper?

In a cricket match , there are total 11 players which we called as playing eleven who will be there fielding and batting for a side. There are different positions on which the fielders can be placed ...
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Ball tampering in cricket

What is "ball tampering" in cricket? How can we say ball is tampered? Any punishments for tampering? Can somebody list the name of players who were punished?
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Why does first slip stand further back than the other slip fielders?

I have noticed in the slip area, where first slip stands way back from keeper and rest of the other slips like here: Image source: Wikipedia.org Why it is so? Eventually some times ball bounces in ...
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Is it a boundary if a fielder touches the boundary before touching the ball?

If a fielder touches the boundary or steps outside the boundary but comes back inside the field of play when he actually fields the ball, will a boundary be awarded to the batting team? i.e. contact ...
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Is a batsman out if the bails are removed but fall back onto the stumps?

Let me know what happens to the batsman in this situation. The spin bowler made an magic delivery so that it hit the stumps and a bail is pushed out of its position (the grooves), but didn't fall ...
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How do pro baseball (or cricket) players decide who should catch a fly ball?

In baseball, it often happens that a fly ball is hit where two or more fielders would have a chance to catch it. In that case, the fielders have to agree as to who will make the catch. If they ...
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10 wickets in an innings in international matches

Jim Laker and Anil Kumble are the only 2 players who have taken 10 wickets in an innings in Test matches. Is there any other bowler who has taken 10 wickets in an innings in any kind of international ...
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LBW to a Spinners Full Toss

So, a spinner bowls a full toss. The batsman plays a shot, but misses it. The ball hits the batsman, on his crease and below shoulder height, so is definitely not a no-ball. It hits the batsman ...
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Run out on wide ball

If any batsman or non-striker batsman gets run out on a wide ball, will that ball be counted as a legal delivery, or still be called a wide with extra run ?
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Hit wicket or not?

A batsman while facing a spin bowler is coming down the track, misses the ball and tries to make it back to the crease. The wicket-keeper fumbles and hence delays stumping the batsman. Meanwhile, the ...
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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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Infinite strike rate

Debut match of the player, he faces the last ball of the inning when his team requires 6 runs to win. He hits the last ball for a six, its called a no-ball by the umpire. What will be the strike rate ...
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Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room?

Why do batsmen in T20 matches sit close to the boundary, instead of sitting in the dressing room? Is there any logic behind it? Or this is just a rule?
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What happens if the ball is hit onto the non-striker's wicket?

I am an American so please forgive me for being unfamiliar with the rules of cricket, but I like the game. What happens if the batsman strikes the ball straight back up the field and it takes down ...
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Hit wicket and Run

Case 1) Batsman hits the ball, gets out hit wicket and ball crosses the boundary. Will the runs be considered or not? Case 2) Batsman did not hit the ball, gets out hit wicket and the ball crosses ...
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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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Do all 11 fielders need to be in the field?

I was just wondering if there is a rule about how many fielders need to remain in the ground during a cricket match. Can't the fielding captain argue that we do not the 11th man on the field, for ...
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Hat-trick rules for different match/innings

If a bowler takes wicket in the last ball of an over and takes other two wickets in the first two balls of the next over then it is considered as Hat-trick. But what if a bowler takes last two ...
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Minimum number of overs required for D/L Method

What is the minimum number of overs required to bowl in the second innings for applying Duckworth-Lewis Method to find the winning side?
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If ball hits the arm protector that is touching the glove holding bat is it out?

If the ball hits the arm protector that is touching the glove of the leading arm in question that is holding the bat, is the catch considered legal and the batsman out.
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Can a batsman be stumped from a no ball?

In cricket, can a batsman be out stumped from a no ball?
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Can a batsman use elbow to stop the ball

Recently a strange situation happened in one of our cricket matches. Just wondering if you can help me in understanding the rule. The batsman willfully extended his hand towards the ball while facing ...
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In which game was a limited overs innings declared to prevent an opponent from qualifying?

I recall reading about a limited overs tournament, in which if teams had equal points after the the league stage, the qualification for next round would be based on batting run rate only (or maybe, it ...
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Can fielding side stall the game by not chasing the ball in play?

Suppose 3rd innings of a Test match is in progress. The batting side has piled on a heap of runs. The fielding side has little success in getting wickets and they are only hoping for a declaration to ...
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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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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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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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What is MVP award in IPL?

What is MVP award in IPL? How is it calculated? I see the list of award leaders from here. But I can't understand how is it calculated?
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What is the maximum runs allowed to take by running between the wickets? [duplicate]

What is the maximum number of runs allowed to take by running between the wickets per ball including overthrows in international cricket? If a batsman doubted that he or his partner didn't get reach ...
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Are U-19 youth international test match(3days) includes in one"s First class career?

Are U-19 youth international test match (3 days) includes in one"s First class career?
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Why did they ban underarm bowling in cricket and not just rolling the ball

It seems unnecessary to ban an entire way of bowling instead of just not allowing people to roll the ball.
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How long an innings can be played with one ball?

In test match format new ball can be taken after 80 overs. My question is that if bowling side captain don't want to take new ball after 80 overs then how much can he use old ball
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Will penalty runs be awarded if a throw to the stumps hits a helmet?

In cricket, if a throw to the stumps hits the wicketkeeper's helmet, will penalty runs be awarded even if the throw wasn't traveling to the boundary?
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How many hours does a World Cup Cricket match usually last?

The Cricket World Cup Final is tonight (3/28/2015) and it's starting at about 10:30pm central time in the United States. At about what time will it finish? I typically go to bed early and get up ...
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Can you be caught out if the bat slips from your hands?

If the bat slips from the batsman's hands, and the ball touches the bat, and is then caught by a fielder, should the batsman be given out?
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Is World XI a full member of ICC

Is World XI team a full member of ICC like Australia, South Africa? Is its match considered international or domestic? Would the wickets,catches,runs etc scored by a player in World XI team be ...
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Cricket spin bowler bouncer allowed or not?

Is a spinner allowed to bowl a bouncer above the shoulder of the batsman?
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What are the basic qualifications to become a cricket coach?

All the international cricket coaches, I know, now are ex-cricket players. Is it necessary to have experience in playing international matches to become a cricket coach? I need to know what the basic ...
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What is “Joker card” to be used in IPL?

In IPL 2014, Team owners will be able to use there Joker card. Whatever I have read and searched I found that teams can use joker card at time of auction to retain there previous players playing for ...
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What rules determine whether a player can play for a team in the CLT20?

Most of the current T20 leagues around the world are very new and the playing rosters are typically not settled; players change teams a lot between seasons. In addition, many players play in a lot of ...
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How much do IPL players get paid if they don't play all games in a season?

Two players in IPL 6 (2013), Ricky Ponting and Glen Maxwell, were bought in the player auction for large sums (Ponting close to half a million and Maxwell over 1 million dollars). Neither of these ...
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How many warnings will be given for a player?

We know that a batsman or a bowler will be given warning for some activities like running on the pitch, moving from the original fielding position before bowling, starts running before bowling,..etc. ...
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In cricket, is it a no-ball even if the ball hits the wicket?

I play cricket every summer and have been ever since I was little. During a match I was bowling. The rule in the league I play for is if the ball is bowled (without hitting the ground) above waist ...
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Does a team stop batting if it cannot win?

In last night's Scotland-Sri Lanka match, Scotland lost their last wicket after 43.1 overs, 363/9 to 215/10 (43.1). At that point, averaging just under 5 runs per over, Scotland would have reached a ...