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Surrey signs Right-handed bastman?

What’s going on in cricket? Well, right-handed bastman Mark Footitt will be spearheading Surrey’s return to Division One of the LV County Championship next season.Footitt was the County Championship’s top wicket-taker during 2014, and the second top this summer.“We are delighted to have signed a bowler of the quality of Mark,” Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said.Footitt had a year left on his contract, in Derbyshire, but the bosses have decided to let it go after he has accepted a compensation fee from Surrey.Mark took 76 wickets for an average of 23.63 this summer in the County Championship’s Division

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Then and now: influential people in the world of cricket

As you all know, cricket is one of the widely recognized sports in the world. There are millions of cricket fans and thousands of cricketers out there. These people get too enthusiastic and driven because they look up to the most influential people in the world of cricket. For sure, you’d like to know these people who have never failed to inspire and influence the players and followers.So, who really controls every match? Who really influence others?The list of the most influential people in the cricket world yesterday and today. Kumar Sangakkara Kumara “Kumar” Chokshanada Sangakkara, a former professional Sri

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Cricket Betting Tips

Along with other world sports, cricket is one of the most popular games. In fact, it’s England’s summer sport and widely played in other parts of the world including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UAE, Southern Africa and other countries. Actually, more than 100 countries are members of the International Cricket Council. Like in any other sporting events, there are also multitudes of people who make wagers on cricket matches. Cricket betting is not only a fantastic way to add excitement to any tournament but also a good source of income. Undeniably, it is a good choice for individuals that

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Can you really give a concert at a Cricket Ground? The Foo Fighters find out.

There was a lot of debate about it in the weeks running up to the Foo Fighters’ concert at the Old Trafford cricket ground – would it be a great place for a concert or not? There were plenty of people who said it would be too noisy or that it would lack atmosphere. Me, well, I was one of the people saying it would be perfect. So, with the concert now finished, who was right? Well, things didn’t bode well for those who said it would be a great success when the weather turned cloudy and it started to look

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He did it again! New Zealand cricketer accidentally hits ESPN reporter during practice

ESPN reporter Melinda Farrell was blindsided while delivering a report with her back to action. Who hit her unintentionally? Well, no other than the notorious big-hitting New Zealand cricketer Tim Southee. He was the one who accidentally whacked her back. That hurt, for sure, but she told everyone she’s fine. 26-year-old Southee was practicing his batting at the Lord’s Cricket Ground when he unintentionally thumped Farrell in her back with a stray cricket ball. Just as the ESPN reporter began to deliver with her back to the cricket field, there came the ball from the player’s side. This really shocked everyone

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MCC to revamp Lord’s Cricket Ground

It was reported that the owner of Lord’s Cricket Ground plans to replace the Tavern and Allen Stands with a single new structure to add 5,500 seats making the overall seating capacity to nearly 30,000. Marylebone Cricket Club, owners of the celebrated ground in north-west London, intends to spend about 80 million pounds for the redevelopment of the ground which is also known as the ‘Home of Cricket’. MCC’s proposal includes the rebuilding of Tavern pub, expansion of the dressing rooms in the Pavilion and the construction of a ‘more pedestrian-friendly entrance to the ground via the Grace Gates. The

What’s next for Michael Clarke?

After not playing Twenty20 Cricket for three years, Australia test skipper Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars and lead them in Big Bash League for the next two seasons.The announcement was recently made at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where Clarke led Australia to victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final on March 29.It was Clarke’s last one-day international match. It was also the day that he announced that he was retiring from the 50-over format in order to prolong his test-playing career.The past year saw Clarke frequently suffering from back and hamstring injuries.He’ll be available to the

Revamp of England’s “Home of Cricket” underway

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owners of the Lord’s Cricket Ground, has unveiled the latest phase of the redevelopment of north-west London’s celebrated ground.They are planning to replace the “tired” Allen and Tavern stands in the south-west corner, intending to build a single new structure in their place with more than 5,500 seats – taking the overall capacity to nearly 30,000.The budget for the expansion? Approximately 80 million pounds ($120 million).In addition to the seating expansion, dressing rooms in the Pavilion will also be made larger and the Tavern pub  as well as a “more pedestrian-friendly entrance to the ground” via

Fans pay tribute to former cricket captain and commentator

Cricket fans flocked to the Benaud statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground to pay their respects to, Richie Benaud, the former Test captain and commentator who died last April 10, age 84.Among the fans were the three founding members of the ‘Richies’, a group of diehard Richie Benaud fans known for turning up at cricket games in tan suits and silver wigs and carrying foam microphones.The Richies, which now boasts of 300 members from a mere nine-member team, has a saying when they attend the cricket: “What would Richie do?”“He’s cricket. He’s summer. He’s incredible,” Michael Hennessy, one of the

World Cup 2015: Reporters Caught Who In A Less Than Cheery Mood?

Looks like reporters caught Australia captain Michael Clarke in a not-so-happy mood.In his pre-match press conference before Australia’s World Cup clash against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Clarke showed a non-cooperative side to the reporters.This after having kept them waiting for an hour while he batted in the nets. He answered mostly non-committal responses to the reporters’ questions, that asked if he got a team, or how Mitch Marsh was doing, and whether Shane Watson was set for a recall.His non-cooperation was rather uncharacteristic of Clarke as it was only four months ago when he illustrated an incredibly

Can you really give a concert at a Cricket Ground? The Foo Fighters find out.

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There was a lot of debate about it in the weeks running up to the Foo Fighters’ concert at the Old Trafford cricket ground – would it be a great place for a concert or not?Â
There were plenty of people who said it would be too noisy or that it would lack atmosphere. Me, well, I was one of the people saying it would be perfect. So, with the concert now finished, who was right?

Well, things didn’t bode well for those who said it would be a great success when the weather turned cloudy and it started to look like rain. The nature of a cricket ground is that not all areas are covered, which meant that if the heavens opened, a lot of people would end up getting drenched.
However, the rain held and Dave Grohl, the Foo Fighters front-man, even made a few well received jokes about the overcast skies. Indeed, the whole atmosphere started to resemble that of an open-air festival, and turned out to be a point in favour of those saying that a cricket ground would be a perfect place for a concert.

But what of the attendance? The doubters would have had you believe that people wouldn’t turn up to a sports stadium to watch a live music performance. Well, in that, I’m pleased to say that they were entirely wrong. There was a sell-out crowd of 50,000 people crammed into the stadium. For the promoters, it was a roaring success. By the end of the 2 and a half hour set the crowd were moshing around and dancing like lunatics – the atmosphere was reportedly second to none. So, really, the attendance cannot be faulted in any way.

Now, one element of the music concert that a cricket ground like the Emirates would normally be faulted for is the lack of a runway out into the crowd. This, for the Foo Fighters, is especially important and Dave Grohl is known to love getting on a runway and playing acoustic sets to the adoring crowd. Well, they set up a runway at Old Trafford too and the only thing that threatening it was the impending rain. As that never fell, the crowd were able to enjoy Grohl in all his acoustic glory from close proximity.

Now, this article wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the curfew. The Old Trafford Cricket Ground is in close proximity to a residential area. So what would be the result? Would the noise drive local families to complain in mass of ear splitting sounds? In fact, no. The stadium imposed a 10:30 pm curfew on the band and, in fact, they started 30 minutes earlier than the original schedule in order to play the full 2 hours 30 minutes set. Were local Mums and Dads left complaining that their babies were woken by Grohl’s rock vocal? It seems not.

So, what we can say overall? Is a cricket ground a good place for a music concert? Well, I can’t speak for all cricket venues. Lord’s, which happens to be in St Johns Wood, may not be the perfect place for one, for example, with so many residential buildings in very close proximity, but it seems to have been a success for Old Trafford.Â
Anyway, the curfew was effective at keeping noise disturbance to a minimum, and the nature of the venue seems to create an amazing atmosphere that the band and crowd both enjoyed immensely. There was a lot of debate in the run up to this, but really the doubters must consider themselves silenced. I, for one, remain very much in favour of this sort of thing. It’s good for the local area, it’s good for music lovers and, with the extra cash injection, it’s good for cricket too.

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