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