Gujarati samaj introduces unique, innovative cricket

Published: Sunday, October 14, 2001, 23:31 [IST]
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Coimbatore: The local Gujarati Samaj has introduced a unique and self-designed innovative cricket match in Coimbatore. The game, a mixture of base-ball and cricket, is played on a triangle pitch, with four stumps on each end, with each team consisting of eight players.
 The match, starting with only one batsman, who would run from base one to two to three, with one run awarded for crossing each base. When one base is vacant a new batsman would come in and the run taken by each batsman would be counted, in the concept of baseball. Bowling would be always from one end. Played with tennis ball, run outs at all the three bases would be possible in one ball bowled. Hitting a four would be considered six and hitting a six as eight runs, with every wide and no-ball as two runs. However, lbw is not applicable in this game. The two-day game, played under flood lights, was inaugurated on Saturday and eight teams from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala are participating. Though the game was confined only to the members of Gujarati community at present, Samaj would consider extending invitation to other community members from next year onwards, Pradeep Kikani, chairman of Samaj Sports Committee said.

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