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Vatican City has both a national football and cricket team. However, as neither are members of the appropriate international governing body (FIFA and the ICC respectively) they don't compete in any form of regular competition, but instead play friendlies against other teams.


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In order for a country to send a team to the Olympics, the country needs a National Olympic Committee (NOC) that is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). There are over 200 recognized NOCs, and Wikipedia has a list of all the recognized NOCs, sorted by the date the NOCs formed. Under the current IOC rules, which were changed in 1996, ...


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Chapter 5, Part II of the Olympic Charter covers the rules regarding participation in the Olympic Games. The actual details of the requirements for qualifying for the Olympics varies by sport, but the Charter discusses the general procedure. Each country in the Olympics has their own National Olympic Committee (NOC) that is responsible for assembling the ...


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Yes, participants in wheelchair fencing in the Paralympic Games need to be disabled. The Paralympic Movement provides sport for people with disabilities. They list ten eligible impairment types, and in order for an athlete to compete, he or she must have a primary impairment that belongs to one of these impairment types. Each sport in the Paralympics has ...


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It appears that you don't have to declare your intentions to enter the draft. There are certain stipulations in regards to eligibility, though. For example, you can be drafted when you graduate high-school, but if you enter a four-year college, you won't be eligible until your junior year (or any year if you attend a two-year university or are 21+)(1). ...


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There is no eligibility to play for a team. Any player can play in CLT20 if he is contracted by owner of the team. And playing XI is decided by captain and coach. At start of any league every team has to submit their final list of players. And only these player can play through out league. In between league, team can not change or swap player without any ...


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Bottom line is that the league which pays the most (by a significant margin) is the Indian Premier League. If you think that T20 cricket is the "most important" form of cricket, then the IPL is where you want to be. For 50 over cricket, the most important tournament is the World Cup, closely followed by the Champions Trophy. For Test cricket, there is no ...


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Motorsports are not currently part of the Olympics, although there is no rule banning them. In fact, in the 1900 Olympics in Paris, automobile, motorcycle, and motorboat racing were demonstration events, and in the 1908 Games in London, there were three motorboat racing events as an official part of the games. However, there haven't been any motorsports in ...


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The Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). Once a person has been an active member for 10 years, they are eligible for the Hall of Fame vote. They can continue to be eligible to vote even after they are no longer an active member if they achieve honorary lifetime member status, which ...


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The player eligibility rules, while not set in stone, are based on avoiding any contractual conflicts between various parties connected to the CLT20. All participating players, nearly irrespective of their club, typically have to submit a NOC(No-Objection Certificate) from their home cricket board. This certificate grants the CLT20 to utilize the services ...


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The NFL requires that three years pass between a player graduating from high school and declaring for the draft. While this can include a 'Redshirt' year in which a player does not play in competitive games but practices with a college team, so often players are draft eligible by their 'sophomore' year. You can read up on the rules in full here, however the ...


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To add on Ben Miller's answer, which is absolutely correct, the website Deadspin actually legally bought out one BBWAA member to claim the member's vote as Deadspin's vote. This member's name has not been released publicly yet. What will happen is that Deadspin will turn the vote over to the Deadspin readers who will then, as a mass, vote on who they want ...


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Where as I thought it only depends on your fitness as well as your performance now a days. I think there is no particular parameter such as Have you played any match before or not for your team? Or What's your contract fees etc.


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