We’ve all played cricket in different places Joe Thuney Rush Jersey , during different phases and in these while the cricket bat was given its due, the ball clearly wasn’t. From being made out of waste paper to using tennis balls we’ve done it all. However, in the serious game on the pitch unlike the cricket bat which is altered as per the batsman’s preference the ball is sacrosanct and made as per the guidelines set by International Cricket Council also known as ICC.
So while in galli cricket, the ball is ignored, in the official gentleman’s game the true blue cricket ball does have interesting tales to tell. Here are 3 of its most interesting facts that should grab your attention.
Anatomy: A cricket ball is made of cork which is then covered with tightly wound string, followed by a leather case. The outermost layer is highest quality leather which is cut into 4 pieces. Its seam has 6 stitches i.e. 3 stitches on either side which is rotated by 90 degrees to ensure a uniform shape. Even the weight is set between 5.5 ounces to 5.7 ounces while it’s never an absolute circle as its 224 mm on one side and 229 on the other side. Traditionally Deatrich Wise Jr. Rush Jersey , only the red colored ball was used for all games but during the World Series Cricket in 1970, the white ball was introduced to combat the visibility problems of the red ball at night and against colored uniforms. While the basic anatomy is well defined, there is no specification about the brand of ball to be used which is why most countries use different brands like Kookaburra, SG and Duke.
Birthplace: While originally cricket balls were made in Kent in South East England by highly skilled craftsmen, slowly and steadily the gauntlet was passed to other subcontinents like India and Pakistan. Today, over 98% of the cricket balls used in cricket are manufactured in these two countries. Today Antonio Garcia Rush Jersey , there are several different brands which manufacture cricket balls across the world like Kookaburra - an Australian brand which now also manufactures in Jalandhar and Meerut in India and in Pakistan. SG and Duke are two other prominent brands which are hand-made and are preferred by spinners thanks to their more pronounced seam.
Condition: The condition of the ball is closely regulated, so it can be dried, polished or cleaned of mud in a specific fashion but has to be allowed to ‘gradually deteriorate’ during the course of the game. If in case a ball is removed from a game because of tampering or because it’s too beat, the rules state that it has to be replaced with a ball which is in similar conditions though not as damaged. The rules of changing a ball though differ from ODIs to Test Matches and also based on the country here the game is being played.
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Present in Bucharest for the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee, the IOC president said that ""we expect an excellent Olympics in Rio, an Olympics full of enthusiasm and joy of life from Brazil.""
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According to him, in a latest survey, almost 80 percent of residents support the Olympic Games. ""I think that's encouraging,"" he added.
Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee on Friday celebrated 100 years in existence and organized a show at the Athenaeum concert hall in the center of Bucharest, in honor of athletes who wrote the Romanian history of the Summer Olympics Cyrus Jones Jersey , with 302 medals.
Bach said he was pleased to attend the centennial celebration and revealed his admiration for Nadia Comaneci, the great champion in gymnastics.
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NEW YORK, June 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks posted solid gains for the week, as concern about a global economic slowdown in a post-Brexit environment receded amid an array of generally upbeat economic reports.
Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 refreshed their record highs for several times during the week.
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Investors believed that the nonfarm report mollified concerns of an economic slowdown in the United States, as May's payroll rose only 38,000 and notched the fewest monthly job gain in almost six years.
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