1. Decolonization led to the decline of British influence in trade and commerce, military affairs and also on the cricket.
2. After the decline of British Empire, ICC was renamed as International Cricket Conference.
3. By 1989 the privileges position of England and Australia scrapped in favour of equal membership.
4. Newly independent countries of Asia and African continent gained a prominent position the fields of cricket.
1. It became common to pitch the ball through the air, rather than roll it along the ground.
2. This gave the bowler the option to length, deception through the air and increased pace.
3. It also opened new possibilities for spin and swing.
4. In response, batsmen had to master timing and shot selection. One immediate result was the replacement of carved bat with the straight one.
5. The weight of the ball was limited between 5½ to 5¾ ounces, and the width of the bat to four inches.
6. In 1774, the first leg before wicket law was introduced.
How far is it correct to say that the history of Gymkhana Cricket led to first class cricket being organized on communal and racial lines?
1. The establishment of Parsi Gymkhana led to the establishment of other Indian clubs based on religious lines.
2. The team that played colonial India’s Greatest and most famous first class cricket tournaments represented religious communities.
3. The tournament was initially called the Quadrangular as it was played by four teamsthe Europeans, The Parsis, The Hindu and The Muslims.
4. It later became Pentangular when a fifth team was added namely, ‘The Rest’. It comprised of all the remaining communities.
5. Journalists, Cricketers and leaders criticized the racial and communal foundations of the Pentangular Tournaments.
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