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In cricket, Why crowd comes to the ground after completion of innings, but now they wont?

After 1983 World cup, players ran away from the pitch. In cricket, Why crowd comes to the ground after completion of innings, but now they wont?
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why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete?

why 15 yard circle is drawn incomplete? It is written in rules that the area reserved for slips need not to be demarcated since the slips can go further deep in undemarcated area for fast bowler. So ...
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Cricket bowling versus baseball pitching speed?

How do cricket bowlers deliver the ball at generally same speed as baseball pitchers inspite of a run up? How much do the following factors play in: different balls (is the baseball more aerodynamic ...
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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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Accompanying children for national anthem

Before the beginning of every cricket match, I have seen each and every player from both the sides are accompanied by a child. Why exactly are they accompanied by children ?
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Stumping from long on?

Does it count as a stumping only when the bails are removed with the batsman out of his crease only if he has missed hitting the delivery? Is it a run out or is a stumping if he edges it just short ...
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Both batsmen getting out on the same delivery? [duplicate]

Is there a legitimate situation where both batsmen at the crease could get out on the same ball? Perhaps something like one batsmen gets caught out and another gets out for obstructing the field ...
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How to Calculate Batting Index and Bowling Index?

I was wishing to understand the formula to use to calculate the Batting Index and Bowling Index in Cricket. This is for limited overs cricket (50 overs) for my club players
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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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Is this a run out?

If a batsman hits the ball inside the ground and begins running between the wickets and now the ball is thrown back to the Fielder/Bowler/WK(FBWK) If the FBWK catches the ball in one hand and hits ...
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On a no ball, can both batsmen carry the stumps and run forever?

When a bowler oversteps (or in rare cases, has the back foot touching the return crease) during the delivery stride, the umpire usually calls a no ball while the ball is still in play. On hearing this ...
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Can a batsman be given out if a ball deflected by a helmet or pad is caught?

I have had this question for a long time: Will a batsman be given out if the ball hits the pad or a helmet of a wicket keeper and the catch is taken by another fielder?
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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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Can a team use a player for both bowling and batting in super over?

Three players from the batting side will be selected to bat in the super-over. If the batting side loses two wickets, their innings will end. One player from the fielding team will be selected ...
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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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What will happen when the batsman or bowler gets injured in super-over?

Three players from the batting side will be selected to bat in the super-over. If the batting side loses two wickets, their innings will end. One player from the fielding team will be selected ...
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Career of a cricketer

I need to clarify some doubts about the career of a cricketer. If a player played for Under-19 international matches, will they be added in his ODI career? If a player played any domestic matches ...
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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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In cricket ground, What is that blackboard situated at every straight boundary?

In cricket ground, What is that blackboard situated at every straight boundary? sometime batman orders to move blackboard.
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How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket?

How to check if the bowler is throwing instead of bowling in cricket? Is there any technology for checking throw bowling in cricket?
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What makes a cricket bowling action illegal?

Recently during the IPL-7, during the last match before the qualifiers between MI and RR, Kevon Cooper (RR bowler) was thought to bowl with an illegal bowling action. What are the criteria for bowling ...
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Why are multiple wides not considered as a bye plus wides?

If a wide ball runs away to the boundary, it's considered as 5 wides, rather than 1 wide plus 4 byes. Is there a reason for this breakdown of the extra runs?
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Can a batsman stand to face a delivery from behind the wickets instead of in front?

Are there any rules preventing a batsman from facing a delivery and positioning himself behind the stumps instead of in front?
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What is the actual science behind the new-gen technologies namely Snicko & Hotspot?

Well, jus like any other Indian, I also happen to be a big cricket fan! Getting straight to the point here, I just want to know something in detail about the super cool technologies namely the 'Snicko ...
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Can DRS be used to challenge which batsman was run out?

This could be a "hilarious" use of the Decision Review System, but nonetheless I want to know if it is possible. Suppose both the batsmen run to the same end (mix-up, as commentators like to call ...
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In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given?

In cricket, in UDRS screen, if the ball hits the wicket, then why is not out still given? I saw this situation so many times happened; bowler appealed for UDRS for LBW, in UDRS it shows ball hits the ...
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Where does the term 'Castled' come from?

So you often hear when a bowler bowls a batsman that "he has castled him". Where does this term originate from and how has it come to be used in Cricket? I found an example in commentary. ...
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Clarifications about Hashim Amla

I need to clarify the below two things about the South African Test Captain Hashim Amla. He is being fined 500$ per month for not wearing Castle Logo in his jersey. He was fasting during ...
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What is Umpire's Call in a DRS review? [duplicate]

This question is particularly about "Umpire's Call". The linked question doesn't provide any information about umpire call. When a decision is reviewed in the Decision Review System (DRS) we can ...
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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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Why are teams required to submit their batting order before the start of play?

As per laws of the game, a team can send their batsmen to bat in any order. Why then are teams asked to submit the batting order before start of the game? See the team nomination forms tweeted by ...
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Ball touching the ground during a catch in cricket

If a fielder takes a catch and the ball touches the ground (ball is in hand only, but it’s touching the ground at the same time), is it considered as out?
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Cricket Free Hit rule [duplicate]

My question is that if on a FREE HIT a batsman gets and inside edge and ball hits the stumps, can he take runs on that ball?
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In cricket, Why wides are not considered in test matches, but no ball are considered?

In cricket, Why wides are not considered in test matches, but no ball are considered?
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Is it possible to change playing styles in cricket?

Can a player playing as a right hand batsman for a few overs switch to his left hand for rest of his innings? Can a player bowling spin for 2 or 3 balls in a over switch to being a fast bowler in the ...
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In cricket, How pitch can decide match result? [closed]

In cricket, How pitch can decide match result? we all know match result depends on player's performance.
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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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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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Why is the cricket pitch made larger than 22 yards?

Why is the pitch made larger than the playing area, which is 22 yards? The pitch is made an extra 122 cm past 22 yards for the return crease. After the return crease it is also extended to a green ...
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What will happen if an umpire get injured in a cricket match?

If a player gets injured in a match, there are substitutes to replace. What about umpires? I saw a news in BBC site dated 5 July 2009 that, An old umpire of aged 72 got died after being hit on ...
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Calculation of runs after the umpire decision gets reviewed

During the last match between Sri Lanka and South Africa. Jayawardane was given out as LBW and the ball went for boundary after got hit the pads. The batsman reviewed it. The decision was reversed, ...
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Scoring runs in a single ball

If a batsman hits a ball and the players keep running after 4 runs scored still the ball not reached the boundary. No over throw is considered. Whether all the runs will be included in batsman ...
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Why Stump out is wicket for bowler, then why Run out is not wicket to bowler?

Why Stump out is wicket for bowler, then why Run out is not wicket to bowler? In both cases, Batsman should be in crease.
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Minimum overs required even if team reached the target in Duckworth–Lewis rule?

In ODI cricket, Minimum 20 overs to be bowled to use Duckworth–Lewis rule. But my question is even if chasing team scored the D/L 20 over par score target in just 10 or 15 overs, will it be mandatory ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why is the Third Man fielding position in Cricket called “Third Man”?

As a cricket fan from India, I mostly know about everything there is to know about cricket. Except why a fielding position, Third Man, located behind the batsman on the right side(off side) near the ...