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ICC ties up with which Social site for Exclusive Digital Content Till 2023?

A. Twitter
B. Facebook
C. Whats-app
D. Instagram

Answer & Solution
Option: B
Explanation :The collaboration builds on the unprecedented digital success of the ICC World Cup 2019, which cemented cricket’s position as one of the world’s most watched sports.
The International Cricket Council on Thursday(26-sep-2019) announced a landmark deal with Facebook which will become the exclusive digital content rights partner for ICC global events and will also carry post-match recaps throughout the rest of the world through to 2023.
The collaboration builds on the unprecedented digital success of the ICC World Cup 2019, which cemented cricket’s position as one of the world’s most watched sports, netting 4.6 billion #CWC19 video views across ICC’s digital and social media platforms.
Facebook will carry a range of digital content across four years including match recaps, in-play key moments and other match and feature content, giving the hundreds of millions of cricket fans in the region the opportunity to deepen their engagement with the sport with more content available than ever before.
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    Which Men’s World Cup Becomes Most Watched Event in Cricket History?

    A. 2015
    B. 2019
    C. 2011
    D. 2007

    Answer & Solution
    Option: B
    Explanation :The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 was the most-watched ICC event ever, with a global cumulative average audience of 1.6 billion for live coverage, a 38% increase over the 2015 edition and a unique broadcast audience of 706 million viewers, demonstrating the phenomenal reach and power of live cricket around the world.
    There were more fans watching the 2019 edition compared to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Pakistan with a 37% increase, Bangladesh saw 35% more fans watching and in Sri Lanka the figures were up 11% on 2015, reaching a unique audience of over 100 million.
    The most-watched match in India was India against Pakistan which had a unique TV audience of 233 million from the 273 million unique viewers that had tuned in globally. The tournament reach within India was 545 million across TV and digital platforms.
    A unique audience of 15.4 million witnessed the most exciting final in Cricket World Cup history via Sky Sports, Sky, Channel 4 and More 4, peaking with 8.92m unique viewers at 19:29 at the start of the historic Super Over. This is the highest ever peak for a cricket match on record for UK television audiences. The Final also received the highest viewing hours for a live cricket match on UK record with 36.6 million.
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      Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem beats which opponent in first round Sep-2019

      A. Philippines
      B. Canadian
      C. American
      D. Indian

      Answer & Solution
      Option: A
      Explanation :Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem defeated the Philippines ‘Conrado Tanamor’ in the first round of their 52.5kg fight in Dubai 13-sep-2019.
      Waseem, who holds an 8-1 record with six knockouts prior to the fight, connected with a three-left hand punch combination – the third one a crushing hook to the body – which sent Tanamor on the canvas during the first round, and the referee waving off the Filipino pugilist with a knockout loss.The Pakistani athlete dedicated his win to the people of Kashmir.
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        Who is the current CEO of ICC ?

        A. Shashank Manohar
        B. Zaheer Abbas
        C. Manu Sawhney
        D. Narayanaswami Srinivasan



        Answer & Solution
        Option: C
        Explanation :Manu Sawhney is the current CEO OF ICC, he becomes the 5th CEO of ICC on 1 April 2019 succeeding David Richardson who had held role since June 2012. Mr. Sawhney is the former CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports with 22 years of commercial experience in both sport and broadcasting as senior leadership roles.
        In January, the ICC Board approved Sawhney’s appointment as the next ICC CEO to replace the incumbent, Dave Richardson, whose seven-year tenure comes ends with the World Cup.
        One of the key and significant project that Sawhney has already started work on is the broadcast rights cycle after the 2023 World Cup. Currently Star India holds the rights for ICC’s global events till then.
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          Which one is Appointed as Head of ICC Finance Committee in July-2019?

          A. Shashank Manohar
          B. Ehsan Mani
          C. Manu Sawhney
          D. Colin Graves

          Answer & Solution
          Option: B
          Explanation :The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani as the head of its most powerful committee known as Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA).
          Ehsan Mani’s appointment will put an end to the power-plays of big-three boards, which included Indian, Australian and English boards.
          The appointment of Ehsan Mani might come as a shock to some since Pakistan is largely neglected on the international stage. However, Ehsan Mani has previously also served as the F&CA chairman from 1996 and 2002.
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            Where the Upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020 being held?

            A. Sri Lanka
            B. West indies
            C. South Africa
            D. Australia

            Answer & Solution
            Option: D
            Explanation :Now that the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is over with England emerging as Champions, the next big event is the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020. It will be played from 18th October to 15th November.
            Cricket’s governing body has announced the schedule and ticket prices for the fixtures. Ticket prices for kids start from 5 Australian Dollars (AUD) while for adults, the tickets will be available starting from AU$20 for the first round and Super 12 stage fixtures.
            Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play the group stage along with 6 other qualifier teams and 4 out of these 8 teams will make it to the Super 12 stage of the World Cup.
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              Which country Stuntman broken Reverse Speed Driving Record?

              A. USA
              B. Australia
              C. Pakistan
              D. UAE

              Answer & Solution
              Option: C
              Explanation : World-famous stuntman, Sultan Muhammad Khan, aka Sultan Golden, claims to have broken the record of fastest reverse driving, which was previously held by an American driver.
              According to Sultan, American driver set a world record by reserve-driving a car at 58.8 kilometers per hour. He claims to have set a new world record at a speed of 112 kilometers per hour. Sultan Golden, who is also a jumping specialist, said he created this record while rehearsing for the upcoming Chitral Shandur Polo Tournament in Saidu Sharif, Swat. Golden was hopeful that during the Shandur Polo festival, he would create three more records. The event is scheduled from 7 to 9 July in Swat.
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                Which Pakistani player announced his retirement from ODI Cricket after world cup 2019?

                A. Shoaib Malik
                B. Muhammad Amir
                C. Sarfraz Ahmed
                D. Muhammad Hafeez

                Answer & Solution
                Option: A
                Explanation : Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik confirmed his retirement from one-day cricket without making a farewell appearance in his side’s victory over Bangladesh on Friday-05-july-2019.
                The 37-year-old will continue to play the Twenty20 format, but he admitted it was an emotional moment to call time on his ODI career.
                Malik appeared in 287 one-day internationals and scored 7,534 runs with nine hundreds. His last appearance came in the defeat against arch rivals India in Manchester on June 16. As an off-spinner he finished with 158 wickets, while he also captained Pakistan in 41 ODIs.
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                  Who was the leading run scorer for Pakistan in Cricket World Cup 2019 and breaking Javed Miandad’s record of 447 runs in 1992?

                  A. Imam-Ul-Haq
                  B. Babar Azam
                  C. Shoaib Malik
                  D. Muhammad Hafeez

                  Answer & Solution
                  Option: B
                  Explanation : Pakistan’s rising star batsman Babar Azam on Friday-05-July-2019 became the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in a single World Cup edition, breaking Javed Miandad’s record of 437 runs from 1992.
                  Babar, who missed out on his second century of World Cup 2019 by just 4 runs, finished with 474 runs in what could be Pakistan’s last match at the ongoing tournament.
                  Miandad’s record stood the test of time for a lengthy period of 27 years before Babar owned it in style against Bangladesh. The third on the list is Saeed Anwar with 368 runs in the 1999 edition of the mega event, followed by Misbah-ul-Haq with 350 runs in 2015 World Cup and Ramiz Raja with 349 runs twice in 1987 and 1992 tournaments.
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                    Which one is youngest player to claim five wicket haul in Cricket World Cup?

                    A. Abdul Razzaq
                    B. Wasim Akram
                    C. Collins Obuya
                    D. Shaheen Shah Afridi

                    Answer & Solution
                    Option: D
                    Explanation :Pakistan’s teenage pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi on Friday became the youngest ever player to take five wickets in a World Cup 2019 match against Bangladesh.
                    Shaheen, aged 19 years and 90 days, got wickets of Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Mehmudullah, Mustafizur Rehman and Mohammad Saifuddin to finish with figures of 6 for 35 from 9.1 overs in Pakistan’s World Cup game against Bangladesh at Lord’s.
                    Shaheen surpassed Kenya’s Collins Obuya, who in 2003 World Cup had got 5 wickets against Sri Lanka at the age of 21 years 212 days.
                    He has now 16 World Cup wickets as a teenager, most World Cup wickets by any at this stage of life, surpassing his countryman Abdul Razzaq who had taken 13 wickets as a teenager in 1999 World Cup.
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