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Match lost because of Umpire's obstruction

Imagine a situation where the batting team needs a boundary to win last ball. If the batsman hits it straight where no fielder is present and it got obstructed by the umpire, what will be in favor of ...
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How does one become a DDCA umpire? [closed]

I want to know the procedure for applying to be a DDCA umpire and also to be a BCCI umpire?
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What reasons might prompt a fielding side to request the ball be exchanged for one of comparable wear?

Occasionally, the fielding side requests (sometimes repeatedly) of the umpires that the ball they are using be changed. This is not the request for a new ball regularly available under Laws 5.3 and ...
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Is a softball-like pitch allowed in cricket?

I've looked into this before and my own findings were that it isn't allowed unless both captains have agreed before the game that underarm bowling is allowed. (I don't like this option, because it ...
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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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What is the difference between googly and doosra spin?

I can see some of the spin bowlers bowl googly and some bowl doosra in international cricket matches. What is the basic difference between googly and doosra spin? How they differ from each other?
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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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Monitoring Umpires Decisions

Is there a committee that monitors the decisions made by umpires, other than the match referee, and will their findings affect the umpire's reputation?
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How is the Duckworth-Lewis Method applied?

I have seen lots of matches in which the D/L method was used to decide victory, but I never found out how it actually works. I know there are two keys in this method: overs and wickets in hand. Can ...
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Is the home team allowed to set the boundary as they wish?

Is the home team responsible for the setting of the boundary? Can they set the boundary in such a way that may benefit them? E.g., supposing they tend to hit the ball straight (or to cow corner), can ...
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What is the maximum score one can score from one ball? [duplicate]

Hit a no ball and run 4 runs. Then the fielder will throw that ball and it will go for a six..total 11 runs. Is that possible?
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Who is Sikander Raja? [closed]

There is a cricketer in Zimbabwe named Sikander Raja. Can anyone tell me the details about him and his proper identity? I would like full information about him. Where can I find it?
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Why players showing a T-signal for umpire decision review system?

While calling for the Umpire Decision Review system, The fielding team captain or the batsman being dismissed invokes the challenge by signalling a "T" with the arms.- Wikipedia. What that ...
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Is it possible to place a fielder other than standard fielding positions?

Is it permitted to place the fielders other than the standard fielding positions terms in international cricket match? To be more specific, can a fielder be placed in between the mid-on and ...
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Technology behind the 'rev counter' for spin bowlers?

Watching the 2013 Australia Vs England Test series ("The Ashes"), I have seen for the first time an interesting piece of technology which shows the rotation speed of the ball. This is used when ...
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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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Are there any notable cricketing baseballers or baseball-playing cricketers?

Are there any attempts (in history or today) of top-level baseball players (cricketers) having a shot at "higher-level" cricket (baseball) (and perhaps succeeding in some sort of way)? I do not mean ...
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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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Is it unlawful or not-done to field between bowler and sight screen?

In cricket, play usually stops temporarily when spectators or personnel walk or stand in front of the (live) sight screen. What about fielders? Should they move elsewhere on request?
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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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Who is out if both batsmen end up at the same end and at the other end fielders hit the stumps?

Consider the following situation, Batsmen A and B are playing, A is facing the ball and hits the ball inside the ground. Both of them running between the wickets and meet at the centre of the pitch, ...
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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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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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Fielder in contact with fielder near boundary

What happens when fielder one is in contact with the ball near boundary and fielder two is in contact with fielder one who is outside of the boundary. Will it be declared a boundary or not?
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How is the annual cricketing schedule of an international team fixed?

How does the ICC fix the cricketing schedule for each cricket playing nation? Do they fix it on their yearly rankings and points ? Is there any process for this or the National team boards decide on ...
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How can you find your correct size of cricket bat?

What is the best way to determine what cricket bat size to use? This is a general question but my specific case is for my 8 year old son.
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When will a bowler's delivery be declared as a dead ball?

What is the term dead ball mean in Cricket? and When will be a bowler's delivery considered as a dead ball?
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Wide Ball rule when batsman switch hit [duplicate]

If an RHB switches and becomes an LHB and the ball was going to LHB's off-side, is it a wide just because anything on the leg side is a wide.[since the batsman is an RHB] when the ball comes to play ? ...
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Do batting scores in abandoned matches still count for your career stats?

In the most recent T20I between England and New Zealand, only two balls were bowled before the match was called off. However, in that time, Lumb scored two runs, and then was caught behind. Does ...
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How do the leading makes of red cricket ball vary in performance?

Cricket balls are manufactured to conform to the specification laid down in Law 5 of the Laws of Cricket. However, there are several different manufacturers of cricket ball, and normally the host ...
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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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Rain fall a full day in big matches

What will happen if the rain stops play for the whole day in big matches such as finals played for World Cup or Asia cup or currently being played Champions Trophy. Does the match will be played ...
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How is the net run rate calculated if the match stopped due to rain?

Here we already discussed how the net run rate is calculated. If the match gets stopped due to rain, then how is the NRR calculated? Consider both of these situations: Match stopped due to rain, ...
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Does the maiden over includes extras?

Today, Malinga bowled an over with 4 leg-byes, but it was given a maiden over. Then I searched about that and got the details as, If a bowler delivers a complete over without a run being scored ...
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Which team has gotten the most punishments for slow over rate?

We know that slow over rate is an issue of the fielding team that can be punished by ICC. In June 2012 Misbah ul-Haq got punished (banned for one match) but their players didn't get that. But in May ...
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What is the minimum over-rate?

We can see many times, the captains and the players of the bowling team were suspended for slow over-rates. How the over-rate for a fielding team is calculated? Is it vary between different forms ...
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Run Out without bails

A batsman is Run out if at any time while the ball is in play no part of his bat or person is grounded behind the popping crease and his wicket(bails) is fairly put down by the opposing side. ...
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How far can a fielder go to stop a six?

This is an extension of this question asked earlier. Is there a limit that the fielders cannot cross when taking catches or saving runs for the team? For example, if the batsman hits far enough, ...
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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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How the pitch is supporting for fast bowlers or spin bowlers?

I've heard some pitches will support for only fast bowlers and some pitches for spin bowlers. What is the mechanism behind this??How can pitch can support either one?What will be difference in these ...
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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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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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Penalty runs for hitting on to the helmet of the wicket keeper which he is wearing

As the answers here acknowledge that if the ball hits the helmet behind the wicket keeper then 5 runs are given to the batting side as obstructing the field. My question is will the same apply if 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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The 100 mph barrier

How many bowlers have broken the 100 mile an hour barrier when bowling in international cricket (ODI and Tests only)?
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Why are cricket bats only made from certain types of trees?

I often hear people mention the bat made out of English Willow. Why are certain types of trees prefered?
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What issues arise from spot fixing and match fixing in cricket and football?

What are spot fixing and match fixing in cricket and football, and what issues arise from such?
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what actually is considered obstructing the field in cricket

What are the things considered as obstructing the field in cricket, as like the match played between KKR and PWI in which Yusuf Pathan was given out obstructing the field as he pushed the ball with ...
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Who will be considered run-out in this situation in Cricket

See following image. Who is Run-out? A is crossed the crease and B is crossed half of the pitch. Run-out happening in B's side. Then who is out? A or B?
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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?