Hockey

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Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent’s goal using a hockey stick. In many areas, one sport (typically field hockey or ice hockey) is generally referred to simply as hockey.

History

Games played with curved sticks and a ball can be found in the histories of many cultures. Continue reading Hockey

Some Glimpse Of The Ashes Series 2015

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Most runs in Ashes 2015 = Steve Smith (Australia)

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He made 508 Runs in 5 Tests. With 2 Centuries and 2 Half Centuries. Including 66 4s and 3 6s.
Steve Smith, next Aussie captain, has finished with most runs, the only one to cross 500 runs mark, ahead of Joe Root, currently the no.1 Continue reading Some Glimpse Of The Ashes Series 2015

IPL makes Sony Max second-most watched TV channel

 

 

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The ninth season of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) garnered a considerable size of television viewership in its opening week, making its official broadcaster, Sony Max, the second most-watched television channel, behind only Sun TV, during the week ended 15 April. Continue reading IPL makes Sony Max second-most watched TV channel

How to Bowl faster Easy tips

Brett Lee in action.
Brett Lee in action.

1. Measure Your Run-up

Carefully measure your run-up, no one but you can judge what length would be suitable for you. If you can bowl quick with a short run-up like Wasim Akram then run in from a short run-up. However if you feel that your action requires a run-up like Bret Lee, so be it. What is not acceptable is that you running in to bowl every ball with a different length of run-up, if you do that you won’t be able to control your bowling

2. Tilt Back and Lean Forward while Delivering a Ball

If you want to bowl with pace, it is important that you have the right momentum. The impetus your action will be the extra pace you will be able to generate. Take a swift run in, and just when you are about to deliver, tilt back. Then immediately drive forward when you deliver the ball. By doing this, you should be using your chest muscle and upper body strength. This would generate a lot of pace and a swift follow through.

3. Bring Down the Front Arm Straight Across
This reduces stress from your back. If you bring down your non bowling arm straight across, it allows you to deliver the full thrust your body without putting extra pressure on any other body part. Bowlers who are late in bringing down their front arm exert pressure on their shoulder blades, and those who bring it down away from the body put killing stress on their back. This again, is not an effective technique of bowling quick but also for a smooth action. Little things like this prolong a bowler’s life.
4. Jerk the Wrist Forward at Point of Delivery
Give your wrist a jerk at the last moment of releasing the ball. This will give you extra pace, and depending upon your grip also some movement off the seam. If you are tall quick, jerking the wrist will also give you some extra bounce.

Women’s Cricket World Cup

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA:  Members of the Australian team hold their trophy after beating India in the  World Cup Cricket final at Supersport Park in Pretoria 10 April 2005. An unbeaten 107 by Karen Rolton set up Australia for a crushing 98-run win over an outclassed India in the final of the women's cricket World Cup. AFP PHOTO RAJESH JANTILAL  (Photo credit should read RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images)

The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of women’s One Day International cricket. The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was originally administered by the International Women’s Cricket Council until the two associations merged in 2005. The first tournament was held in England in 1973, two years before the first men’s tournament.

Participation in the tournament has varied through the eight competitions: fifteen different teams have played, but only Australia, England and New Zealand have appeared in every tournament. India have appeared in all but two of the competitions. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Young England have all appeared in just one tournament: in each case, the first competition, in 1973.

The most recent tournament, the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup, was held in India for the third time in February. In the final Australia beat West Indies by 114 runs at the Brabourne Stadium.bp-2_012713073540

First World Cup

Women’s international cricket was first played in 1934, when a party from England toured Australia and New Zealand. The first Test match was played on 28–31 December 1934, and was won by England. The first Test against New Zealand followed early the following year. These three nations remained the only Test playing teams in women’s cricket until 1960, when South Africa played a number of matches against England. Limited overs cricket was first played by first-class teams in England in 1962. Nine years later, the first international one day match was played in men’s cricket, when England took on Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.