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I believe I may be one of the only Americans to understand the game - these look great, looking forward to seeing more

I'm American, and I understand the game to a degree. I like both concepts except for those sponsorships, and the "England" underneth the numbers on the back of the UK... er... England's shirt.

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I believe I may be one of the only Americans to understand the game - these look great, looking forward to seeing more

You're definately not the only one, dude. In fact, I may look into purchasing a PC CD game at some point. o_O

These are nice, Gazzy. I can't wait to see more.

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It's good to see that cricket does have some understanding in America and although I don't see it ever being a national sport, cricket fans just want as many people to be exposed to the game as possible.

Unfortunately, many sports like Cricket are underfunded and in many cases are played by some of the world's poorest nations. Sponsorship has become a part of the game as a result of this and the chances that it gives to expand the game.

The "England" under the number is a convention that they already use in their One-Day uniform. I'm not too keen on it so I have only given it to one other team (that being South Africa, which I'll put up later).

So without further ado, here are Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Sri Lanka

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Pakistan

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I like those a lot. And I sort of understand Cricket, but is it true that when a Cricket ball is hit into the stands the clubs accually pay the fans for the ball, or did at one point?(a buddy of mine from South Africa told me this) Can you even hit a ball into the stands? OK, so i guess i dont get Cricket all that much. :P

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Well a spectator who catches a ball that is hit into the stands may recieve a prize. Generally in Australia the clubs don't pay but the competition sponsor does (it's A$1000 in Australia). It isn't a rule but more of a promotion thing to spark interest into domestic competition.

If you hit a ball into the stands (a more correct definition is it the ball clears the boundary off the bat without bouncing), you are rewarded 6 runs. A six is kind of like a home run but the batsman continues to bat after hitting the six until he is out.

But here isn't the time or place to be rambling on about the game, if you wanted to you could just do a web search or you may even be able to find a game telecast on ESPN or Fox Sports (I'm not sure which onebut I'm pretty sure I heard that some games are telecast in the US).

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And you're expected to throw it back. In fact you'd probably be arrested if you didn't, because the idea is that the ball ages throughout the innings and this changes the nature of the game.

Anyway the concepts...

Nice tweaks on the existing uniforms Gazzaf and I like how you've kept them fairly basic and there are no gradients. I'm not looking forward to seeing what chevron-laced monstrosities Hummel have kitted South Africa out in.

The new adidas shirts for Australia (gold and green models) are better than the FILA ones, but barely. Then again, I *hated* the ISC shirts in later years.

I'm sticking to my FILA-made WSC replica :D

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Well Cricket must be phonomenon in the US!, everyone knows it, so everyone jump on the bandwagon and in ten years you'll see Australia playing the USA in a Test match....actually more chance of playing Canada in a Test before the USA

anyhow, after spending today at the Cricket, Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test (and its the free day for kids!) at the MCG, and after seeing RSA's team gear (like training gear etc) it looks pretty crap to be honest.... oh the designs at hand, yes they are marvellous, and magnificant, i like how the ah Pakistani's have gone to light green rather than dark green

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I wold love to learn more about Cricket, but of course, this isn't the place to do it. In America, we only have one channel that could do it, and it's the FOX Soccer Channel. Not much here that can help us European/Australian Sports Fans.

As for uniforms (again, knowing I'm not the most knowing of Cricket fans), the puke green for Pakistan looks just like that, puke. I would suggest more of a green green, and maybe a deep forest green after that.

For Sri Lanka, the number looks too big, but it may be because of the name. Maybe an outline on the numbers would be needed here? Second, is Sri Lanka like Australia in which the colors of the flag are not the colors of the sports teams? If so, I say the colors are great with the design. If not, then... uh... why did you pick blue and yellow?

Good job all around, just minor things IMO.

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yeh Sri Lanka are Royal and Yellow.....

if ya want to learn aobut the gentleman's game, take a look at www.icc-cricket.com and you may find something on there, or www.circinfo.com ESPN owns CricInfo and Wisden i think so they might carry soem Cricket now and again into the US

EDIT: If you haven't get along to Test or ODI cricket, its amazing and one of the best experiences you'll ever experience, watch the field changes, the bowling, the batting (ODI's for the big hits!) and chants (You are a Wanker! and We love you cos you're a Victorian!) and the mexican wave and Bay 13 at the MCG.......next June/July, get a flight out to London, surely there'll be a Test series on there then, or go south from the America to the Carribean and catch the West Indies in March-May or even better head across the Pacific and catch the Boxing Day Test next year, Australia v England is going to be a ripper cos we want our Ashes back! or wait for the USA to get Full Membership status and head of to a Test that they play......good experirences at the cricket, its exciting www.qantas.com.au or www.aa.com (that american airlines yeh) and get flights to the cricket

Best places to see a match is either Lords in London or the MCG in Melbourne

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if ya want to learn aobut the gentleman's game, take a look at www.icc-cricket.com and you may find something on there, or www.circinfo.com ESPN owns CricInfo and Wisden i think so they might carry soem Cricket now and again into the US

Just in case anybody wants to look these links up, the one web site is actually www.cricinfo.com. The link quoted above is for "International Circumcision Information." Which has nothing to do with Cricket. I hope.

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As far as I know ESPN doesn't own Wisden/Cricinfo. They are "commercial partners" which basically means ESPN ignores cricket and provides a link to Cricinfo instead.

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www.circinfo.com

I am SO glad I didn't check there first.

I have no idea why Sri Lanka wear Blue and Gold but I certainly do for Australia (who's official sporting colours are Blue and Gold as well, although it never caught on). Pakistan currently wears bright green but have generally worn a bottle or hunter green. They changed green because Australia (Away Shirt), South Africa and Bangladesh already use this colour in their uniforms.

If you can't find any footage of a cricket match and want to start easy before you decide to fly overseas to see a match, I am pretty sure that there are a few competitons that run in the US (in the New York, South west, North West, North East, Atlantic, South East, Central East and Central West Regions; literally everywhere but discreetly hidden). The US even has a national side which consists entirely of Carribean and Pakistani-Americans. Try USACA (I made sure of correct spelling) for these details and a link to the laws of the game.

Here are two more teams, South Africa (Sorry about the "Chevron Laced" theme) and Bangladesh.

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Well if you want to learn more about the game you can go to www.stickcricket.com and play the game there.Cricket Game

And click the play button at the top left corner.

Make sure you click tournament.

Here you can learn all about the rules... i.e. how overs work, spinners and fast bowlers, ducks, maidens etc.

the only thing unrealistic about this game is the run rate...which is at 20...in international cricket a run rate of 5 is very good.

Also this game only has ODI's no test matches.

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