Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cradle Sports seems to be fast emerging as the biggest patron of quizzing this side of the Vindhyas. This time they have joined hands with Manav Rachna University and Hindustan Times - HT Pace to organize another Inter-School Quiz. The dates are 17th, 18th and 19th November. The event has been christened "MIND SPORT". The details are as follows:

Mind Sport will be held across multiple venues, with the Gurgaon and the Faridabad Chapter being held through the First two days with the winners of the respective chapters contesting in the Finals to be held in Delhi.

The details of the date, time and venue is mentioned hereunder:


Date: 17/11/2009
Venue: EPICENTER, Apparel House, Sector – 44, Gurgaon
Registration Time: 08:30 am

The Gurgaon chapter will be open to participants from Gurgaon and neighbouring areas.


Date: 18/11/2009
Venue: RJS School, Eros Garden, Suraj Kund Road, Faridabad
Registration Time: 08:30 am

The Chapter to be held at RJS School, Faridabad will be open to participants from Faridabad and neighboring areas.


Date: 19/11/2009
Venue: Shri Satya Sai Auditorium, 8, Pragati ViharLodhi Road H.O.Delhi -110003
Registration Time: 08:30 am

The Delhi chapter will be open to participants from Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad.


The quiz will be general in nature with multiple rounds on Sports.

The Quiz across the Gurgaon and the Faridabad chapter will be conducted in the following manner:

- A written elimination round followed by a 12 team semi final and subsequently the Top 6 teams qualify for the finals.
- The Top 2 teams directly qualify for the regional semi finals to be held in Delhi.
- The Semi Finals and the Finals will be the On Stage rounds.

The Delhi Chapter of the Quiz will be conducted in the following manner:
- A written elimination round whereby the top 8 teams are identified.
- The identified 8 teams along with the 4 winners from the Gurgaon and the Faridabad chapter to compete in the Regional Semi Finals
- The Top 6 teams to qualify for the Finals.
- The Regional Semi Finals and the Regional Finals will be an On Stage Round.
An Institution can send unlimited number of entries.
A maximum of four members per team are allowed.
There is no registration fee.
The entries can be mailed to
mindsport@cradlesports.com or posted to Cradle Sports, M – 18, Sector – 11, Noida 201301.
Entries can also be sent by FAX on 0120 2520803.
Last date of Registration is 10th November 2009.
For further details, contact: Arindam Bhattacharya at 9312600283 or Nishant Kaul at 9958580155.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The "Money in Cricket" Quiz

Q.1 IPL: Which player with a base price of $ 1.35 millions was finally snapped up by an IPL team for $ 1.55 millions ?

Q.2 Which cricketer was declared by the Forbes magazine as the world's first "10 million dollars a year" man?

Q.3 Which former cricketer who also played football at the highest level is widely believed to be the first cricket player ever to sign a commercial contract to endorse a consumer product? Can you also identify this well-known brand which has still maintained its links with the game?

Q.4 Which two Australian cricketers got embroiled in a sports betting scandal when they were found betting on the opposition to win at the odds of 500-1?

Q.5 And the final question is my favourite type - fill up the blank.

You will find below a question followed by a table of odds as published on the famous betting site, Ladbrokes during the just concluded Ashes Series. All you need to do is fill up the blank in the question:

Who will be the _______ Ashes victim?
10/1 Andrew Flintoff
10/1 Brad Haddin
12/1 Paul Collingwood
12/1 Matthew Prior
12/1 Stuart Broad
12/1 Marcus North
12/1 Mitchell Johnson
12/1 Graham Swann
14/1 Mike Hussey
14/1 Michael Clarke
16/1 Jonathan Trott
16/1 Ian Bell
16/1 Brett Lee
16/1 Peter Siddle
16/1 Nathan Hauritz
16/1 Ben Hilfenhaus
16/1 James Anderson
16/1 Graham Onions
16/1 Steve Harmison
16/1 Ricky Ponting
20/1 Andrew Strauss
20/1 Alistair Cook
20/1 Stuart Watson
20/1 Phil Hughes
20/1 Simon Katich

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Ashes Quiz

q#1. England scored 45 runs in the 1st Innings of the Sydney Test (start date: 28 January 1887), Australia scored 63 runs in the 1st Innings of the Oval Test (start date: 28 August 1882), England score 75 runs in the 1st Innings of the Melbourne Test (start date: 29 December 1894). Amongst England vs Australia tests these are the lowest 1st Innings totals ................ ( complete the sentence).

q#2. Who is next on the list of highest run aggregators in England vs Australia tests after the great Sir Don Bradman?

q#3. Shane Warne, Denniss Lilee and Glenn Mc Grath lead the pack of leading wicket takers in the Ashes. Who leads the list for England?

q#4. He once famously said that "the aim of English cricket, is in fact, mainly, to beat Australia.". Can you identify this English bowler (picture on left)?

q#5. During the 1885 Ashes, what cricket term was used for the first time in test cricket?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Quiz at Narsee Monjee, Mumbai

Cradle Sports, headed by Arindam Bhattacharya who is a big quiz lover himself seems to be fast becoming the new big patron of quizzing in this country.

After the recently organised School and Open Quizzes at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi, Cradle Sports alongwith AAG is sponsoring a set of quizzes at the Narsee Monjee (NMIMS) B-School in Mumbai.

TIME : 4PM onwards
QUIZZES( Open to All)
- Sports & Entertainment Quiz
- Corporate Quiz
OBJECTIVE : To support the mind sport called Quizzing and actively promote a culture of Sports Awareness and Literacy thru' Sports Quizzes...........

To register or for enquiries, contact Arindam on 9312600283 ( Delhi)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Open General Quiz in Delhi

After the mega success of the Cricket Quiz last year, Cradle Sports is organising another quiz soon - there is an open general quiz on 16th January in Delhi - the venue being Siri Fort Auditorium. There will be a special round on Animation & Gaming / Sports / Cartoons.
The title sponsors for the quiz which has been christened as AAGMAN is AAG (Academy of Animation & Gaming) and the presenting sponsor is Hamdard's Rogan Badaam Shirin. Renowned quizmaster and speaker Pornob Mukherjee is expected to be the quizmaster, and that should add a lot of zing to the quiz.
If you are interested in participating, you can contact Mr Arindam Bhattacharya at +91 9312600283 or Mr Aniruddh Sharma at +91 9999772096.
On the same day, Cradle Sports alongwith AAG is also organizing an Inter-School Quiz at the same venue. The time for the same is 8:30 am. You may contact the same numbers as above for any information on the school quiz too.