Does bat tampering exist in cricket?

Prepare the cricket bat by having it knocked in.

Bats are made from willow, a soft wood that is initially hardened by a mechanical press. Additional hardening improves its performance and protects against cracking. While you can knock a bat in yourself, it is recommended that the process of strengthening the surface by denting and leveling it out be done by a professional.

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Rub 1 tsp. (5 g) of raw linseed oil on the bat, coating the surface evenly to promote elasticity and protect against cracking. Apply the oil either with your fingers or a cloth, using a clean cloth each time (the oil is combustible, so dispose of the cloths immediately). Let the oil soak in overnight, then oil the...
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'Racism does exist in cricket'

July 04, 2003 19:18 IST

Does racism exist in world cricket?

Readers' responses...

Name: Jay

Comment:I believe racism exists in the game. I further believe that it exists in both directions, that is not only by whites against coloureds but also by coloureds against the whites, although this is not often recoegnised. The principle reason is the difference in cultures as opposed to any colonial hangovers on either side. For instance it is so much easier eveidently for Indians, Sri Lankans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis to get along with each other merely because they share a common ancestry and culture although the relationships amongst some of these cpountries, needless to say, is atrocious. Likewise, the relationships between England, New Zealand, Australia and to a lesser extent South Africa at a cultural level sugests that they will tend to relate better with each other. Interestingly, the...

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Alastair Cook has dismissed allegations of ball tampering against his England side as "a load of rubbish."

England's seamers used reverse swing to cut through the Pakistan batting on the final day of the Edgbaston Test, claiming, at one stage, four wickets for one run. It left England leading the four-match series 2-1 with only the Oval Test left to play.

Some news organisations in Pakistan have subsequently broadcast footage of England in the field at Edgbaston and suggested that they tampered with the ball in order to gain reverse swing.

Although that footage, particularly footage showing Joe Root vigorously shining the ball, looked innocuous and the Pakistan camp have dismissed the allegations, the story has rumbled on for a couple of days.

"It's a load of rubbish," Cook replied when asked about the allegations. "Someone showed me the clip on Twitter of Rooty shining the ball. It's just shining the ball, isn't it?


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Cricket World Cup?

Trust pink.

Forget stains

Use new Vanish.


Do you think Match fixing really exist in World Cricket?

that's called 'tampering with evidence'. but then you already knew that didn't you?

Why players become greater than CRICKET in INDIA?

Try soakin Stains in Bleach!

Burn if it's Criminal LOL

Which Pakistani cricketer was accused of rape in Jamaica on their 1997 tour?

Hit it over the head of a Tiger 3 times then once on top of your casket

Predictions for tomorrow's matches?


Where can we watch the Cricket World Cup LIVE on the Web?

try rubbing it with lemon

Should Dravid quit as Indian team captain?

Burn the cricket bat?

In which year was the first Cricket World Cup tournament held?

Good Idea is to Soak it in 100% Ammonia for a week don't wipe it off let it dry in the...

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In Cricket, Rule 42.3 is probably the one that’s been brought up and dissected the most number of times in all its colourful history. The famous law regarding ball-tampering states that:

“Players are barred from rubbing the ball on the ground, interfering with its seam or surface, or using any implement that can alter the condition of the ball to thereby gain unfair advantage. “

The “using any implement” may include scuffing with finger-nail or some sharp object, picking the seam or even usage of substances like lip-balm, chewing gums or Vaseline. Now this is one of the more controversial laws to have ever existed in Cricket. The first time ball-tampering was suspected in International Cricket was with John Lever in England’s 1976 tour of India. However, the matter was hushed-up.

When reverse-swing hurt England

The next known incident was that of New Zealand’s Chris Pringle who admitted to ball-tampering in Faisalabad and took career-best...

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A revolutionary addition to our wonderful sport. Cricket was dying. A sport based on tradition in a fast modernising world can get left behind. It's not the first time, in the 1970's what we now know as 50 over cricket saved our game. Let's face it, if cricket only existed in the red ball format the...

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A revolutionary addition to our wonderful sport. Cricket was dying. A sport based on tradition in a fast modernising world can get left behind. It's not the first time, in the 1970's what we now know as 50 over cricket saved our game. Let's face it, if cricket only existed in the red ball format the game may not be around at all today. Test cricket is wonderful, the elite, but owes it's existence in the modern world to white ball cricket, and vice versa, rather than being in competition with one another, they rely on each other. In the 21st century cricket once again needed to take a look at itself. In a growing capitalist world it wouldn't...

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This section is in advanced English and is only intended to be a guide, not to be taken too seriously!
With dictionary look up. Double click on any word for its definition.

Cricket is a bat and ball sport.

The objective of the game is to score more runs (points) than the opposing team. It is a team game played between two teams of eleven players each. It originated in its modern form in England, and is popular mainly in the Commonwealth countries.

In the countries of South Asia , including India , Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, cricket is by far the most popular participatory and spectator sport. It is also a major sport in places such as England and Wales, Australia , New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the English -speaking Caribbean (called the West Indies).

The length of the game (called a match) can last six or more hours a day, for up to five days in Test matches (internationals) the numerous intervals for lunch and tea, and the...

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Imran Khan is Pakistan's most famous player and most successful captain. As smooth off the field as he was competitive on it, he made his Test debut as an 18-year-old medium-pacer, transforming himself into a genuinely quick opening bowler and formidable batsman. He led Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup, after which he entered Pakistani politics.

Was it inevitable that you would become a cricketer?
My two cousins were Test captains. One, Majid Khan, became Test captain while I was playing. One was an Oxford Blue [Javed Burki] and one a Cambridge Blue [Majid]. If you're living up to people who have made it big, you face more pressure than ordinary cricketers. Doors open easier but you're always judged against them. I was always told that I had less talent than them.

You made your Test debut in England aged 18. What happened?
I had always had ambitions as a batsman but I was selected as a fast bowler because Pakistan hardly had any. I'd played very...

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I started a new initiative on this blog way back in May 2013 called “Cricket Conversations” which involves email back-and-forth on a variety of topics with bloggers, writers, fans and journalists. The first of the Cricket Conversations was with Siddartha Vaidyanathan on Spirit of Cricket, the second with Gideon Haigh on Club Cricket and the third with Ahmer Naqvi on cricket fandom.

What follows is the fourth installment of cricket conversations where I had email exchanges with Jarrod Kimber on why people feel the need to constantly worry whether Test cricket is dying or doing well , spread over a few weeks.

On Wed, Jun 1, 2016, Subash Jayaraman wrote:

I have been meaning to send this email to you for quite a while but your recent piece from England v Sri Lanka Test at Durham finally forced me to. You have written about it in your recent book Unauthorised biography of Test cricket and have spent a fair bit of column lengths at Cricinfo and CWB on the topic of...

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India's comfortable victory over Sri Lanka has been soured by a controversy over Suraj Randiv's massive no-ball, which proved to be the winning run and left Virender Sehwag stranded on 99, though the batsman slammed it over long-off for a six. Sehwag celebrated what would have been century No. 13, only to be told later the six didn't count. After the match, he said Randiv had bowled the no-ball deliberately, and that the move "has no place in good cricket".

"Yes, it was done deliberately," Sehwag said, shedding the blase attitude with which he had reacted to the incident immediately after the match. "Because [of the size of the no-ball] ... that much from the crease. Till now in Test matches he hasn't bowled a no-ball [Randiv bowled two at the P Sara Oval], he hasn't bowled no-balls in one-day cricket, on 99 only why did he bowl a no-ball? And not a small no-ball, not a small margin, from one foot ahead."

Sehwag had blasted 29 of India's 33 runs in four overs...

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Pakistan invented reverse swing in the 1960s. That was a long time ago. It was, unlike the wrong’un, not mastered for a long time, and took a decade to go from the Lahore Gymkhana to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1978-79. But when it did, it changed cricket.

Thirty seven years ago...

Thirty two Tests into his career, Sarfraz Nawaz had only two five wicket hauls and, much like his nation, he had yet to make much of an impact on world cricket.

When he came back on, Australia were 305/5, cruising towards the monstrous 382 fourth innings chase. The second new ball was old, and Sarfraz started swinging this old ball violently.

He bowled Allan Border, Graeme Wood caught behind next ball, Peter Sleep was clean bowled, Kim Hughes was out soon.

Next over, Wayne Clark was bowled playing back to a ball he couldn't understand.

Then, a no ball, one run, and Rodney Hogg was LBW.

When Alan Hurst wasn't out first ball, the crowd cheered....

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In sports, an ejection (also known as dismissal, sending-off, or disqualification) is the removal of a participant from a contest due to a violation of the sport's rules. The exact violations that lead to an ejection vary depending upon the sport, but common causes for ejection include unsportsmanlike conduct, violent acts against another participant that are beyond the sport's generally accepted standards for such acts, abuse against officials, violations of the sport's rules that the contest official deems to be egregious, or the use of an illegal substance to better a players game. Most sports have provisions that allow players to be ejected, and many allow for the ejection of coaches, managers, or other non-playing personnel.

The decision to eject a participant usually lies with one or more officials present at the contest (e.g., referees or umpires). In addition to removal from the contest, many sports leagues provide additional sanctions against participants who have...

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"Flag burning" redirects here. For burning of flags as a method of disposal, see

Flag protocol


United States flag being burned in protest on the eve of the 2008 election

Flag desecration is a term applied to the desecration of flags or flag protocol, a various set of acts that intentionally destroy, damage or mutilate a flag in public. Often, in case of a national flag, such action is intended to make a political point against a country or its policies. Some countries have laws forbidding methods of destruction (such as burning in public) or forbidding particular uses (such as for commercial purposes); such laws may distinguish between desecration of the country's own national flag and flags of other countries.


Actions that may be treated as flag desecration include burning it,[1] urinating or defecating on it, defacing it with slogans,[1] stepping upon it, damaging it with stones or guns, cutting or ripping it,[1] verbally...

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