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The object of cricket is to score runs when batting and to put batters out when fielding. At minimum, the game requires two teams of 11 players, a large open field and a bat and ball.

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  • How are cricket balls made?

    Q: How are cricket balls made?

    A: A cricket ball is made with a center of string and cork strips and an outer covering of leather. The weight and size of a cricket ball is different for men's cricket and women's cricket, but both are carefully regulated by cricket organizations around the world. Cricket balls are traditionally colored dark red.
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  • How many players are there in a cricket team?

    Q: How many players are there in a cricket team?

    A: According to Purdue, eleven players from each team take the field of play during a cricket match. Both squads are allowed to carry substitutes in the event of an injury or illness.
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  • How many players are in a cricket team?

    Q: How many players are in a cricket team?

    A: Each team in a cricket match is composed of 11 players, with one designated as team captain. Both squads are also entitled to keep a reserve player known as a 12th man who may replace a player injured during play.
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  • Where is the next Cricket World Cup being held?

    Q: Where is the next Cricket World Cup being held?

    A: The 2015 Cricket World Cup is being held in Australia and New Zealand. The two countries are jointly sponsoring the event, something they also did for the 1992 tournament.
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  • How many times has England won the Ashes?

    Q: How many times has England won the Ashes?

    A: As of April 2014 England has won the Ashes series 31 times and Australia 32 times. The Ashes is a series of Test cricket matches with each match being played over five days.
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  • What is the size of a cricket pitch?

    Q: What is the size of a cricket pitch?

    A: In international competition, a standard cricket pitch measures 2012 centimeters in length and 305 centimeters in width. Represented in yard equivalents, these measures equate to approximately 22 yards in length and 3.34 yards in width.
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  • What is the length of a cricket pitch?

    Q: What is the length of a cricket pitch?

    A: A cricket pitch forms a rectangle that measures 22 yards by 10 feet. Cricket is always played on a circular or oval field, but the overall size of that field can vary.
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  • What are cricket bats made of?

    Q: What are cricket bats made of?

    A: Cricket bats are mostly made of willow wood. According to About.com, English willow and Kashmiri willow are the preferred varieties for making cricket bats. Ash wood can also be used.
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  • How do you play cricket?

    Q: How do you play cricket?

    A: The object of cricket is to score runs when batting and to put batters out when fielding. At minimum, the game requires two teams of 11 players, a large open field and a bat and ball.
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  • What is the weight of a cricket ball?

    Q: What is the weight of a cricket ball?

    A: A cricket ball weights between 5 1/2 and 5 3/4 ounces for men's cricket, according to Lord's. The ball must also measure between 8 13/16 and 9 inches in circumference.
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  • Who invented cricket?

    Q: Who invented cricket?

    A: The origins of cricket are not fully known, but games similar to cricket have been played in Kent as far back as 1300, as documented in the household accounts of King Edward I. The first recorded match of cricket was played in Kent in 1646, and the first description of a cricket game comes from 1706.
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  • Q: What Gray-Nicolls bat is the best?

    A: As of September 2014, the most expensive cricket bat that Gray-Nicolls makes is the Legend hand-crafted bat. The bat is made from the top 1 percent of English willow and has a 12-piece cane handle. Many of the world's top batsmen use the Legend bat.
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  • Q: What are some television stations that show live cricket?

    A: Television channels that show live cricket include Fox Sports in Australia, PTV in Pakistan, SLRC in Sri Lanka, SuperSport in South Africa, Sky Sports in the UK, Doordarshan in India and ESPN in South, Central and North America. They broadcast a combination of test, one-day and Twenty20 cricket matches.
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  • Q: What is the diameter of a cricket ball?

    A: The diameter of a cricket ball is between 2.8 and 2.86 inches. The circumference measures between 8 and 9 inches. A cricket ball weighs between 5.5 and 5.75 ounces.
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  • Q: What is the origin of the cricket laws?

    A: Members of the British aristocracy issued the earliest known cricket laws in 1744 to standardize the game because large sums of money were often bet on the sport. Several cricket clubs revised these laws over the next 30 years, creating many inconsistencies. In 1788, the Marylebone Cricket Club drew up the first Code of Laws in a further attempt to standardize the game. Although the MCC laws were not quickly universally adopted, they eventually went on to standardize the sport.
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  • Q: Where can you find the latest cricket scores?

    A: The latest cricket scores can be found at Cricbuzz.com, Espncricinfo.com and Icc-cricket.com. Scores from test matches, one day international and twenty20 international competitions among the major cricket playing nations are available. In addition to live scores, these websites also provide match schedules, fixtures, rankings, videos and statistics.
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  • Q: Where can you watch Pakistani cricket tournaments?

    A: Watch Pakistani cricket tournaments live at Willow.TV. The site broadcasts domestic matches taking place within Pakistan, as well as international matches involving the country. Highlights and full replays are also available at Willow.TV.
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  • Q: Where can you watch live Indian Premier League cricket matches?

    A: Live Indian Premier League cricket matches can be viewed via SET Max, which is the official television broadcaster for the event, or through live streaming on the IPLT20 website. Both options also have mobile applications available in iOS, Android and Windows stores that can be downloaded for more convenient viewing.
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  • Q: In cricket, what is a dot ball?

    A: In cricket, a dot ball refers to a delivery in which the batsman does not score a run. According to WanderersCricket.com, the reason why the scoring of no runs is called a dot ball is because that is the way it is noted in the scorebook.
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  • Where can I watch live cricket matches?

    Q: Where can I watch live cricket matches?

    A: Watch live cricket matches on the computer free by visiting Cricket-365 or Crictime.com. The home page of each site displays the schedule of matches available for live broadcast. View these matches by clicking the respective hyperlink.
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  • Q: How can you watch live cricket coverage?

    A: In the United States, live cricket is provided by both Willow TV and ESPN, as of 2015. Willow TV offers live cricket with a subscription. ESPN offers the Caribbean Premier League for free, but everything else requires a subscription.
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