CDCQ – 1
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Some generic gyaan first. After spending oodles of time on those cricket quizzes on Facebook, we decided to release our own version of the quiz out.
We will be doing this regularly, based on the kind of response we get from the contest, but for now, we are only testing the waters (or analyzing the pitch), so to say. Spread the word if you like the quiz, and give us feedback on how can we improve it further.
Moving quickly to the quiz contest itself, here are a few rules for the same:
1. This is the first Cricket Diaries Cricket Quiz (CDCQ). Rest assured there will be more.
2. Answers have to be mailed back to us and we will get back with the answers immediately after CDCQ – 1 is over. The last day of receiving the answers is 19th March, 2010, 23.59 hours. Results will be declared on Saturday. Remember to be specific in your answers.
3. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can use the same e-mail id to send us comments, feedback, bricks, bats or brickbats and of course, compliments.
4. Most importantly, if it is a contest, there has to be a prize. Oh yes, there is. A small one to start off with, but as we said, we are testing the waters! The winner will get a pass to watch an IPL game live in a Big Cinema hall. One pass. In all probabilities for the game on the coming Sunday, but we will get back to you with the exact details on that soon.
5. Remember, the pass is valid for one of the following cities; Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. Of course, even if you are not from any of these cities, you can still participate. And you can still win the prize. But you will need to make your arrangements to travel one of these cities. Or participate for fun and pass on the pass to someone else!
6. This Quiz has 11 points. A random figure we know.
7. And then, there is an obvious question of a tie. A Super Over, what else. The player to have sent in their entry the quickest will win the quiz in that case. If two or more people send it at the same (highly improbable we understand), then we use our discretion. Fair enough?
8. Remember to send in your name, city, phone number and e-mail address along with your entry. It does make it easier for us to send you the prize!
So, here we go:
Q1. No sitters to start off with. No warm-up time. What comes next?
Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad, Eden Park in Auckland, Motera in Ahmedabad, Lord’s, Newlands in Cape Town, Sabina Park in Kingston, __________________.
Q2. Connect the following cricketers:
Hint: Think World Cup.
Chris Gayle, Graeme Smith, Cameron White, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara.
Q3. Here is a loose ball, how about cutting it away to the fence? Heard of Bosie? What is it better known as today?
Q4. A long one. Read carefully and look for hints within the question.
Player A is of Indian origins, yet born in London, and spoken very highly about by Indian great Player B. However, Player C had written off the chances of Player A in the last Ashes, which is exactly what happened. C had arrived late to commentate for the Ashes in 2009 because of his commitments to another game/sport, while his (C’s) current team-mate Player D is the brother of another international cricketer E. E was not named in the recent announcement of the 30 member preliminary squad for the ICC World T20 because he was deemed unfit. E has a hat-trick in Test matches against Team F, and has a highest Test score of 102 and a highest ODI score of 83. E had also made his Test match debut in a game that his team-mate, G won for their country with a double century and a fifty in the same game. G’s state-mate H had a hat-trick in his debut first class game, and is now an ICC official.
Name A to H. 1 point for every right answer!
Happy Quizzing and let us know what you think of the quiz.
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