Left Menu
Development News Edition

Cricket: Souvenir of 500-run scorecard for English fans during World Cup

Devdiscourse News Desk | London | Updated: 16-05-2019 15:53 IST | Created: 16-05-2019 13:50 IST
Cricket: Souvenir of 500-run scorecard for English fans during World Cup
Hosts England have one of the best batting line-ups in ODIs with the highest ever team total of 481 for 6 against Australia in Bristol last year. Image Credit: Wikipedia

The gigantic scores on flat decks during ongoing England versus Pakistan series has prompted England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to redesign the official fans' scorecards during World Cup to accommodate up to 500-run team totals. One of the old world charms at any English ground is the printed scorecards that a spectator can buy at the end of day's play or match by paying a pound or two. It is considered to be a souvenir for the fans.

"Scorecards bought by fans at games have a tally of runs that can be ticked off and for the World Cup, they were originally designed to go up to 400. But at an operations meeting last week Steve Elworthy, the tournament director, realised they would have to be redesigned with a tally of up to 500," reported British newspaper Daily Telegraph. Hosts England have one of the best batting line-ups in ODIs with the highest ever team total of 481 for 6 against Australia in Bristol last year.

In fact, in the ongoing series against Pakistan, England had scored 373 for 3 batting first in the second ODI in Southampton, only to find Pakistan nearly chasing the target, finishing at 361. In the third ODI at Bristol, Pakistan scored 358 for 9 but the hosts chased down the target inside 45 overs.

With flat tracks expected during a hot English summer, the 500-run total for the first time may just not be out of reach. "Cricket is constantly evolving," Tom Harrison, the ECB chief executive was quoted as saying by the newspaper during the launch of the Hundred competition on Wednesday.

"A great example of this was last night. It (England beating Pakistan) was the fifth highest successful run chase ever. We have had to change the scale of the scorecards for the World Cup so we go up to 500. We had to reprint the whole things because we think this is the tournament where the 500 run barrier will be breached for the first time in 50 over cricket," Harrison said.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Dissecting how COVID-19 is catalyzing the trajectory of New World Order

The ensuing pandemic of COVID-19 has hit the globalization in two ways firstly, shrinking the importance of globalization as an economic force by curtailing mobility through worldwide lockdowns, and secondly, rejuvenating the idea of indig...

Videos

Latest News

Soccer-MLS says teams can begin outdoor training in small groups

Major League Soccer MLS says it has given clubs the green light to begin outdoor training sessions in small groups providing they do not conflict with COVID-19 health protocols. Some teams resumed individual player workouts earlier this mon...

Tokyo to further relax coronavirus curbs on Monday, governor says

Curbs in Japans capital of Tokyo to contain the coronavirus are to be eased further from Monday, Governor Yuriko Koike said, citing the recommendation of an advisory panel. Cram schools, gyms, and theatres are among the facilities that will...

FEATURE-Fears for Kenya's urban food supply as floods drown rice

By Dominic Kirui AHERO, Kenya, May 29 Thomson Reuters Foundation - Under the scorching sun, farmer Dennis Onyango was replanting his rice fields yet again in Ahero, a town in southwest Kenya, after his entire crop of seedlings had been wipe...

China plans to extend curbs on international flights until June 30 - U.S. embassy

Chinese civil aviation authorities plan to extend until June 30 their curbs on international flights imposed to restrain the spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. embassy in Beijing said in a travel advisory on Friday.China has drastically cu...

Give Feedback