Balls Scheme 1 st 4 – 5 pts – written (name, place, animal, thing) Next 12 – 10 - passing Last 2 – 10 – team nominee Answers at the end! Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kkseema/2372998076/
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Q08 In the Ranji Trophy, what is common only to the following teams w.r.t something they did at the beginning of the associated season? UP (52-53) Rajputana (52-53) MP (52-53) Holkar (52-53) Railways (75-76)
Q09 He made his domestic 1 st class debut in 75-76 against the Rest of India at Nagpur. He scored 110, which included several sixes off the likes of Bishen Bedi. Who and how was this debutant personally affected as a result?
Q10 Their only Test stumpings are: X: Frank King, Clyde Walcott Y: Carl Hooper Who?
Q11 What achievement is common to these teams in the following years? (not an exhaustive list) East Zone – 1949, 1979 West Zone – 1956 Combined East & West – 1967 Karnataka – 1979, 2000 Mumbai – 1998
Q12 South Africa’s 1 st tour to India was hastily arranged after their reinstatement. Why was there a gap in the Indian international playing calendar, such that South Africa could step in?
Q14 In the Sahara Cup 1998, this player was asked to replace Jatin Paranjpe who was injured after the first three matches. However, the replacement could not be contacted since he was away on holiday. As a result he missed the 4 th game. Eventually, the player was reached and rushed to Toronto, where he featured in the last game. The question: who was the player and why was he not picked to be part of the initial squad for the Sahara Cup?
Q15 Chandu Borde, Polly Umrigar, K.N.Prabhu are among those who “contributed” in a certain way. This has led to something being commemorated on 3 February annually, particularly at Eden Gardens What?
Q16 In 1974, a home Test vs WI was to be played at Delhi Captain Pataudi and VC Gavaskar were both unfit On the eve of the Test, Board Vice President Ram Prakash Mehra made an announcement about the next captain. This was a potential ‘first’ But the next day, Venkat made captain! Who was earlier announced as captain and what first would it have been?
Defeated touring Test teams in first-class matches
The Pakistan ODI tour was called off after Shiv Sainiks dug up the Wankhede pitch
“ Now or Never” and “Never take a backward step” were coined by psychologist Sandy Gordon as Indian team mottos for the 2003 World Cup and the Test Tour of Australia; the Aus. Emblem features the emu and kangaroo who are said to be unable to move backwards
Sachin Tendulkar; The Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur were held at the same time and two cricket teams had to be sent; India did miserably at both
Gave blood to Nari Contractor after he was felled by Charlie Griffith; the most famous donor being Sir Frank Worrell, whose birthday is commemorated as Blood Donation Day
Farokh Engineer, who would have become the first keeper to captain India (a distinction now held by M. S. Dhoni)