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  • 1. 

    The umpire permits a substitute runner LAWFULLY. Can the opposing captain object to the runner ?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Once the umpire has lawfully permitted a substitute runner according to the rules of cricket, the opposing captain cannot object to this decision. The use of a substitute runner is governed by specific conditions outlined in the Laws of Cricket, and the umpire's decision to allow a substitute runner is final, provided it aligns with these laws. The opposing captain must respect this decision.

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  • 2. 

    What would happen if a player fielded the ball with his cap?

    • A.

      Batsman gets 5 runs

    • B.

      Umpire signals dead ball

    • C.

      Batsman gets no additional runs

    Correct Answer
    A. Batsman gets 5 runs
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of Cricket, if a fielder fields the ball with any part of their clothing (such as a cap) or equipment that is not part of their body, the batting side is awarded 5 penalty runs. This rule is in place to ensure that the fielding is done fairly and only with the body or hands, maintaining the integrity of the game.

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  • 3. 

    The ball strikes a close fielder on his helmet before being  caught. What happens?

    • A.

      Batsman Is Out

    • B.

      Batsman Is Not Out and it's a dead ball

    Correct Answer
    A. Batsman Is Out
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of Cricket, if a fielder catches the ball after it has struck any part of a fielder's body or equipment, including the helmet, the batsman is out, provided the catch is completed in accordance with the rules. The ball does not become dead merely because it has hit a fielder's helmet. Therefore, in this situation, the batsman would be out.

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  • 4. 

    The frequency and duration of drink breaks is decided and agreed upon by

    • A.

      Home Captain

    • B.

      Away Captain

    • C.

      Both Captains

    Correct Answer
    C. Both Captains
    Explanation
    Both captains decide and agree upon the frequency and duration of drink breaks. This means that it is a joint decision made by both the home captain and the away captain. They discuss and come to an agreement on how often and for how long the players can take breaks to hydrate during the game. This ensures that both teams have a say in the matter and can mutually decide on the appropriate intervals for drink breaks.

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  • 5. 

    Batsman is caught in slips, umpire signals a no ball, batsman does not realize and keeps walking out of crease and the fielder takes the bails off. What happens ?

    • A.

      Batsman is declared out

    • B.

      Batsman is declared not out

    • C.

      Batsman is penalized 5 runs but allowed to bat

    • D.

      Fielding team is penalized 5 runs but Batsman not allowed to bat

    Correct Answer
    B. Batsman is declared not out
    Explanation
    In cricket, if the umpire signals a no-ball and the batsman is caught, the catch does not count, and the batsman cannot be declared out by the catch. Additionally, on a no-ball, the batsman cannot be run out unless they are attempting a run. If the batsman, not realizing a no-ball was called, leaves their crease and a fielder dislodges the bails, the batsman would still be declared not out, as the laws protect the batsman from being run out in such a situation following a no-ball, provided they are not actively seeking a run.

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  • 6. 

    If a fielder makes unfair movement behind batsman then umpire calls for ?

    • A.

      No Ball

    • B.

      Dead Ball

    • C.

      Wide Ball

    • D.

      5 Runs Penalty

    Correct Answer
    B. Dead Ball
    Explanation
    If a fielder makes an unfair movement behind the batsman, the umpire calls for a Dead Ball. A Dead Ball is called when there is an unfair play or interference during the game. In this case, the fielder's unfair movement could disrupt the batsman's concentration or hinder their ability to play the ball, leading to an unfair advantage for the fielding team. To rectify this, the umpire stops the play and calls for a Dead Ball, ensuring a fair and unbiased game.

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  • 7. 

    An obstacle or person within the field of play shall not be regarded as a boundary unless so decided by the umpires before the toss.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the Laws of Cricket, an obstacle or person within the field of play is not automatically regarded as a boundary. It is up to the umpires to decide before the toss if any specific obstacle or person within the field of play will be considered as part of the boundary for that match. This decision is typically based on the ground conditions and any unusual features within the field of play that could impact the game.

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  • 8. 

    The opposing captain shall have no right of objection to any player acting as a substitute on the field, nor as to where the substitute shall field. However, no substitute shall act as wicket-keeper or captain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The opposing captain does not have the right to object to any player acting as a substitute on the field or where the substitute will field. However, the substitute is not allowed to act as the wicket-keeper or captain. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    –Minimum players required to start the match  in CCL ?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    D. 8
    Explanation
    The minimum number of players required to start a match in CCL is 8. This means that a team can start a match if they have at least 8 players available to participate.

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  • 10. 

    Captains are not required to shared the list of 11 players before the game to the umpires ?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Captains are required to share the list of 11 players before the game to the umpires. This is a standard practice in cricket to ensure that both teams have the correct number of players on the field and to avoid any discrepancies or unfair advantages. By sharing the list, the umpires can also keep track of player substitutions and ensure that the game is being played within the rules.

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  • 11. 

    A player who is late to the field will only be allowed to be in the playing 11 until (when the  game started with at least 8 players on each side ) until the 5 overs over the game has been played ? 

    • A.

      False

    • B.

      True

    Correct Answer
    B. True
    Explanation
    A player who arrives late to the field will only be allowed to be in the playing 11 until the game has started with at least 8 players on each side. This means that if the game has already started and there are already 8 players on each side, the late player will not be allowed to join the playing 11. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 12. 

    A late player is not allowed to bowl to the max of 5 overs or for the amount of overs he was late to the field ?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the given statement, a late player is not allowed to bowl for the maximum of 5 overs or for the amount of overs he was late to the field. This means that if a player is late to the field, he will be restricted to bowl for a maximum of 5 overs, regardless of how many overs he was late. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    The player acting as a runner for a batsman shall be a member of the batting side and shall, if possible, have already batted in that innings. The runner shall wear external protective equipment equivalent to that worn by the batsman for whom he runs and shall carry a bat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A runner in cricket is a player who runs on behalf of a batsman who is injured or unable to run. According to the given statement, the runner must be a member of the batting side and should have already batted in that innings if possible. Additionally, the runner should wear the same protective equipment as the batsman and carry a bat. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately describes the rules and requirements for a runner in cricket.

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  • 14. 

    The umpire shall take possession of the ball in use at the fall of each wicket, at the start of any interval and at any interruption of play.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to the rules, the umpire is responsible for taking possession of the ball in use at certain moments during a cricket match. This includes when a wicket falls, at the start of any interval (such as lunch or tea breaks), and during any interruption of play. By taking possession of the ball, the umpire ensures that it is kept secure and can prevent any tampering or manipulation of the ball by players.

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  • 15. 

    If, during play, the ball cannot be found or recovered or the umpires agree that it has become unfit for play through normal use, the umpires shall replace it with a ball which has had wear comparable with that which the previous ball had received before the need for its replacement. When the ball is replaced the umpires shall inform the batsmen and the fielding captain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because according to the given information, if the ball cannot be found or is unfit for play, the umpires will replace it with a ball that has a similar level of wear as the previous ball. The batsmen and the fielding captain will also be informed about the replacement.

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  • 16. 

    The umpire shall not adjudge a delivery as being a Wide (a) if the striker, by moving, either  (i) causes the ball to pass wide of him (ii) brings the ball sufficiently within his reach to be able to hit it with his bat by means of a normal cricket stroke. (b) if the ball touches the striker's bat or person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer is that according to the rules, the umpire should not consider a delivery as a Wide if the striker, by moving, either causes the ball to pass wide of him or brings the ball within his reach to be able to hit it with a normal cricket stroke. Additionally, if the ball touches the striker's bat or person, it should also not be considered a Wide. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 17. 

    It is unfair if the wicket-keeper standing back makes a significant movement towards the wicket after the ball comes into play and before it reaches the striker. In the event of such unfair movement by the wicket-keeper, either umpire shall call and signal 

    • A.

      Dead Ball

    • B.

      No Ball

    Correct Answer
    A. Dead Ball
    Explanation
    If the wicket-keeper makes a significant movement towards the wicket after the ball comes into play and before it reaches the striker, it is considered unfair. In this situation, either umpire will call and signal a dead ball. This means that the play is stopped and no runs can be scored or wickets taken on that delivery. The dead ball is called to ensure fairness and prevent any advantage being gained by the fielding team through unfair movement by the wicket-keeper.

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  • 18. 

    Which one of these are "Absolute NOT LBW's"  ?

    • A.

      If a ball pitches outside the Leg stumps

    • B.

      If a ball hit the stumps after hitting the pitch in line of the stumps.

    • C.

      When a batsman plays a shot in such a way that he stretches his front leg outside the line or outside the off stump, then now if the impact of the ball with the pad is in outside the line or outside the off stump after the ball hitting the pitch in line or outside the off stump line.ven if the ball pitches in line or outside the off stump line and hits the stumps

    • D.

      When a batsman doesn't play a shot or doesn't offer a shot in such way that he stretches his front leg outside the line or outside the off stump, so now if the ball hits the stumps after hitting the pitch in line or outside the off stump line, now even if the impact of the ball with the pad is in outside the line or outside the off stump

    • E.

      If a batsman is within the line or in line and doesn't offer a shot, so now if the ball hits the stumps after hitting the pitch in line or outside the off stump line

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. If a ball pitches outside the Leg stumps
    C. When a batsman plays a shot in such a way that he stretches his front leg outside the line or outside the off stump, then now if the impact of the ball with the pad is in outside the line or outside the off stump after the ball hitting the pitch in line or outside the off stump line.ven if the ball pitches in line or outside the off stump line and hits the stumps
    Explanation
    If a ball pitches outside the Leg stumps: A batsman cannot be given out LBW if the ball pitches outside the leg stump, regardless of where the ball goes afterwards.
    When a batsman plays a shot in such a way that he stretches his front leg outside the line or outside the off stump, then now if the impact of the ball with the pad is outside the line or outside the off stump after the ball hitting the pitch in line or outside the off stump line: If the batsman is hit outside the line of off stump while attempting a shot, they cannot be given out LBW, even if the ball would have hit the stumps.
    The other scenarios described could potentially result in an LBW decision based on specific circumstances, such as whether the batsman offered a shot or the ball's trajectory. However, these two mentioned conditions are clear situations where an LBW dismissal cannot occur.

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  • 19. 

    Following conditions have to be met for an LBW to to be given ?

    • A.

      The ball has to be pitched in line or outside the off stump line.

    • B.

      The ball should hit the stumps .

    • C.

      The ball shouldn't pitch outside the Leg stump.

    • D.

      Here should be no impact of the ball with the pad in outside the line or outside the off stump line when a batsman plays a shot (when a batsman doesn't play a shot the impact of the ball with pad in outside the off stump line will not be considered).

    • E.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All the above
    Explanation
    All the conditions mentioned above need to be met in order for an LBW (Leg Before Wicket) decision to be given. The ball must be pitched in line or outside the off stump line, it should hit the stumps, and it must not pitch outside the leg stump. Additionally, there should be no impact of the ball with the pad in outside the line or outside the off stump line when a batsman plays a shot. If all of these conditions are satisfied, then the batsman can be given out LBW.

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  • 20. 

    The umpires will be the final judges of the fitness of ground, weather and light for play, as prescribed in Law 3, Sections 8-10, of the Laws of Cricket.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to Law 3, Sections 8-10 of the Laws of Cricket, the umpires are responsible for determining whether the ground, weather, and light conditions are suitable for play. This means that they have the final authority to decide whether a match can proceed or not based on these factors. Therefore, the statement "The umpires will be the final judges of the fitness of ground, weather and light for play" is true.

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