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


Anonymous said...

Without referring anything ...

1. There were two 1.55 players. Guessing Flintoff as he is more in the news at the moment.

2. D'ohni

3. Sounds like Compton and Brylcream. But WG Grace had appeared in the ad of some tea

4. Marsh and Lillee

5. No decent guesses for the last one. Only observation is that the top order batsmen come at the end, and that since includes both teams it is nothing specific to a player (not "Warne's 700th victim" etc). So ... pass

Cricket Betting said...

1. Kevin Peterson
2. Sachin Tendulkar
3. Cant answer
4. I think Mark Waugh and some other australian team mate
5. Mitchell Johnson :-)

Ashutosh Sinha said...

how to get the answers??