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Maiden over
Every bowler’s aim when not wanting to take wickets. Bowling a maiden over, on the other hand, has become easy for these relatively well paid gents driving their flashy cars.
Man of the match adjudicator
Usually a famous ex-bowler or batsman; which of these he is can often be determined by whether he gave the award to a batsman or a bowler.
Man of the match award
A monetary award almost always given to a member of winning side. A player usually slogs his butt off to deliver the trophy to his team. After he has deservedly won the man of the match award, he is forced to share the money equally with his team mates. Hence a total rip-off.
Mark
The point from which every bowler starts his run-up. Shoaib’s mark is about 40 meters away from the pitch. A very long distance that aids in his speed but it is doubtful that it helps with accuracy.
Match abandoned
Usual cause is rain in England. In the case of India or Pakistan, it could be riots, Shiv Sena digging up pitches, fire in the stands, protecting national honor, just anything is possible when the side is losing.
Match fixing
It is a dark chapter in this glorious game and one never knows if it is over.

The only case ever to be cracked by the Indian Police – that too partly. They recorded phone conversations of Delhi based bookies with some cricketers. Cost = Careers of many including Hansie Cronje, Herschelle Gibbs, Nicky Boje, Pieter Strydom, Henry Williams, Salim Malik, Attaur Rehman, Mohammed Azharuddin, Manoj Prabhakar, and Ajay Sharma. Gain to cricketers = Undisclosed amount (we will never know). Cost to cricket fans = Inestimable.

Hansie Cronje alone admitted to taking $130,000 over a period of 4 years. Cronje died 'mysteriously' in a cargo plane on which he was the only passenger.

The whole truth will never be known. What is known is that he had 72 accounts in Cayman Islands banks. Gary Kirsten of South Africa says in his book ‘Gazza’ that the stakes were high. He mentions an amount of GBP 6000 per team member involved per match. Herschelle Gibbs said he once accepted $15,000 to score less than 20 runs in an ODI.

Most cricketers have rescinded on their earlier statements or denied charges. The bookies refused to cooperate (naturally).
MCC
Marylebone Cricket Club – the nose in the air club at Lord’s that used to run cricket as a private affair until ICC came along. The English side is still sometimes inexplicably called the MCC.
Members
Most hated section of the crowd. Lacking in emotion, these are party poopers at Mexican Wave time.
Mental imbalance
Results in sledging. Mental imbalance is also caused by sledging.
Mexican wave
A chance for the crowd to vent their frustration and to amuse themselves. In Australia they will throw some food or objects at the fielders nearest to them. In India and Pakistan the Mexican wave has been used equally effectively.

As a distraction, it is equal in effectiveness as walking across the sight screen. Of course, the wave usually is disrupted by the party poopers in the VIP and corporate boxes. And the ‘aam janta’ hates them for it.
 
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