Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cricketing Coincidences

Q 1. These two Indian cricketers made their Ranji debuts on the same day for the same team. What's more, they later went on to get married on exactly the same day. Who are they?

Q.2 Can you point out the biggest coincidence between the Inaugural Test and the Centenary Test (Melbourne, 1976-77) ?

Q.3 On 5th September 1999 a unique coincidence took place in an ODI game between India and the West Indies in Singapore. The players involved were West Indies opener Wavell Hinds who was making his debut and the Indian opener Sadagoppan Ramesh. What was this very strange coincidence?

A coincidence this?!!

Year 1981
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died
5. A year later (1982) Italy won the Football World Cup
6. A year later from that (1983) India won the cricket world Cup!!!

Year 2005
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died
5. A year later (2006) Italy won the Football World Cup
6. A year later(2007) India win a Cricket World Cup

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cricket Quiz in Delhi

Cradle Sports is organizing an Open Cricket Quiz called "Khelega Kya?" at the FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi on the 23rd September, 2008 from 12 pm onwards.

Cash prizes worth Rs. 1 lac are up for grabs!!!

Teams of three members are invited. Third member will be Super-Sub. (remember that defunct but interesting rule?!)

For more details, visit www.cradlesports.com or call Arindam at +9312600283.( local for Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon/Faridabad)

I plan to be there, what about you?

Cradle is also organizing an Inter-School Quiz at the same venue the next day (24th, FICCI). School kids from over 100 schools in the Delhi NCR region are slated to participated. Should be one noisy affair that!
For queries, call the same number as above.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Cricketers & Women" Quiz

 Wife of cricketer Michael ClarkeQ.1 "So where the bloody hell are you?", she enquired once, in an advertisement for Tourism Australia. Test cricketer Michael Clarke reportedly proposed to her with a $200,000 diamond ring. The duo is slated to be married next year. Just give us the name of this stunning beauty - for confirmation, see Pic 1!

Minki, Cricket

Q.2 (pic 2) She is Minki Van Der Westhuizen, South African swim-suit model, arguably the pretties thing to have ever happened to any cricketer. Which cricket captain am I jealously talking about?

Q.3 Fill in the blank.
" ___________ blew our minds," claimed a young female MTV presenter, Coralie Eichholtz . "He was so fit. I'd give him top marks for more than satisfying us." ( Report in the British tabloid, The News of the World, year: 2006)

Cindy Nel

Q.4 Which corporate sponsor of the West Indies cricket team blasted the Caribbean players for "having more telephone numbers of women than runs" after the team's abject surrender in the 2005 VB Series?

Q.5 She is Cindy, former Miss South Africa (pic 3). Who is she married to?

Monday, June 23, 2008

1983 World Cup (Silver Jubilee) Cricket Quiz

Turnbridge Wells Cricket Ground( On your left is an artist's impression of the Turnbridge Wells Cricket Ground, much famous for Kapil's fabulous knock of 175*)

The average number of wides per match increased from 4.64 in the 1979 cricket World Cup to 9.59 in the 1983 edition. Why?

Which spinner made his limited overs debut in this World Cup bamboozling NewZealand with his haul of 4 for 21. In the next match he improved on his debut performance, taking 5 wickets for 44 runs, and helping his team win the match by 11 runs. Who are we talking about?

Q.3Kapil Dev, 1983 Cricket World Cup
How many matches did eventual winners India win in all in the 1983 cup?

Who co-umpired the final along with the revered DickyBird?

On your left is a famous image from the 1983 World Cup final match between India and the West Indies. Kapil Dev is trying to clear long on - does he or does he not? Who is the bowler?

Friday, April 18, 2008

The World's 1st IPL Quiz!! (self-assumed)

q#1. "Yet how paradoxical it is, and how delightful, that Bangalore, a city that has leapt to global prominence on the back of work outsourced by America, is now itself outsourcing from America — outsourcing glamour, no less. " - This is an excerpt from a NewYork Times Op/Ed column. Can you guess what exactly is being discussed ?
q#2. He has worked in various administrative and marketing capacities with Cricket NSW, the Melbourne Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lord's and New Zealand Cricket. In partnership with Shane Lee, he established two sports marketing organisations - Sporting Frontiers India and Sporting Frontiers Cricket. Who is he and how is he connected to the Indian Premier League?
q#3. They are initiating an exciting partnership between Liverpool FC and the All India Football Federation (AIFF), aimed at developing soccer in India. They also own one of the IPL teams. Name the organisation.
q#4. "A charging bull" is the logo of which IPL team?
q#5. "To be the most successful and entertaining franchise in the league" is their mission. Who are they?

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