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History and Sport : The Story of Cricket (Class - IX)

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When did the first written Laws of Cricket come into existence?

  1. 1732

  2. 1744

  3. 1774

  4. 1780

  5. 1788


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

This is the correct answer. The first written Laws of Cricket were drawn up in 1744.

Which of the following pre-industrial cricket equipments are still being used in the game of cricket?

a. Protective gloves
b. Bats, stumps and bails
c. Protective rubber pads

  1. a and b

  2. a and c

  3. a, b and c

  4. b only

  5. c only


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

This is the correct answer as bat, bail and stumps are still in their pre-industrial form.

The laws of the game of cricket always give the benefit of doubt to the

  1. batsman

  2. wicket keeper

  3. bowler

  4. fielder

  5. umpire


Correct Option: A
Explanation:

This is correct as cricket is known as a gentlemen's game and the rules favour the gentlemen who mostly batted. The rules give the benefit of doubt to the batsmen.

The rich who played the game of cricket for pleasure were known as

  1. patrons

  2. professionals

  3. gentlemen

  4. players

  5. subscribers


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

This is the correct answer as the people who played for pleasure were amateurs, who were called gentlemen in the game of cricket.

Captains of the teams were always gentlemen. In 1930s, the English team was led for the first time by a professional named

  1. Tom Brown

  2. Thomas Hughes

  3. Thomas Arnold

  4. Len Hutton

  5. Dennis Lillee


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

This is the correct answer. Len Hutton was the first professional player to lead the English team in the 1930s.

Where was the world's first cricket club formed?

  1. Wimbledon

  2. Hambledon

  3. Marylebone

  4. London

  5. Melbourne


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

This is the correct answer. The world's first cricket club was formed in Hambledon in the 1760s.

Which of the following was the first Indian cricket club to be established in India by the Indians?

  1. Bombay Gymkhana

  2. Oriental Cricket Club

  3. Parsi Gymkhana

  4. Calcutta Cricket Club

  5. Vijaywada Cricket Club


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

This is the correct answer. The Parsis founded the first Indian cricket club, the Oriental Cricket Club, in Bombay in 1848.

When was a national team given the right to represent India for the first time?

  1. 1885

  2. 1889

  3. 1923

  4. 1932

  5. 1935


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

This is the correct answer. In 1932, a national team was given the right to represent India in a Test match.

Who was the first black captain to lead the West Indies Test cricket team?

  1. Forbes Burnham

  2. Eric Williams

  3. Frank Worrell

  4. Learie Constantine

  5. Len Hutton


Correct Option: C
Explanation:

This is the correct answer. Frank Worrell was the first black Test captain of the West Indies cricket team in 1960.

Who was India's first Test captain?

  1. Vijay Hazare

  2. Palwankar Baloo

  3. Palwankar Vithal

  4. C. K. Nayudu

  5. Lala Amarnath


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

India's first captain was C. K. Nayudu, who led the team in four matches against England.

Which of the following statements is/are correct?

a. Test cricket was organised as a contest between different parts of the British empire from the time of its origins.
b. The first Test was played between England and Australia.
c. The ICC began as the Imperial Cricket Conference and was finally renamed the International Cricket Conference in 1989.

  1. a only

  2. b only

  3. c only

  4. a and b

  5. a, b and c


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

This is the correct answer as both the statements are correct. Test cricket derived its origin in 1877 and was organised as a contest between different parts of the British empire. The first Test was played between England and Australia in 1877.

Which of the following bowling techniques was pioneered by Pakistan to move the ball in on dusty, unresponsive wickets under clear skies?

  1. Underarm bowling

  2. Spin bowling

  3. Fast bowling

  4. Reverse swing

  5. Doosra


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

The reverse swing was pioneered by Pakistan to move the ball in on dusty, unresponsive wickets under clear skies.

To which of the following places have the ICC headquarters been shifted from London in the recent past?

  1. Melbourne

  2. Sydney

  3. Abu Dhabi

  4. Dubai

  5. Bombay


Correct Option: D
Explanation:

This is the correct answer as the ICC headquarters are now in Dubai since it is a tax free country.

Which of the following members of ICC were the foundation members who retained the right of veto against the proceedings of ICC till 1989?

a. England
b. Australia
c. India
d. South Africa

  1. b and d

  2. a and b

  3. a and c

  4. a and d

  5. a, b and d


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

This is the correct answer. The privileged position of England and Australia was scrapped in favour of equal membership in 1989. They were the foundation members who retained the right to veto over the proceedings of ICC.

Which of the following statements is incorrect?

  1. South Africa was excluded from international cricket in 1970.

  2. India, Pakistan and West Indies voted to debar South Africa from ICC in 1969.

  3. The first One Day International was played between England and Australia in Melbourne in 1971.

  4. The first World Cup was successfully staged in 1975.

  5. Kerry Packer started unofficial Tests and One Day Internationals under the name of World Series Cricket.


Correct Option: B
Explanation:

This is the correct answer as this statement is incorrect. India, Pakistan and West Indies had boycotted South Africa since 1950s, but they did not have the necessary power in the ICC to debar it  from Test cricket.

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