Want to become a Jharkhand Cricket Association member? Here are the questions you need to answer

Here's a look at the questions asked by JSCA during their written examination for "common men" to become members.

Written by Devendra Pandey | Updated: October 21, 2016 1:44 pm

The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) conducted a written examination on Sunday for “common men” vying to become members of the state association. As many as 941 applicants turned up for the test, and were expected to answer the questions in the 45-minute deadline.

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The test was an initiative by the JSCA to encourage more non-cricketers to become members of the association, in the wake of the Lodha committee’s directive for more transparency in the functioning of the BCCI and its state units, including the induction of new members.

Here’s a look at the questions asked during the written examination:

INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC CRICKET (20 QUESTIONS)

1. Who is the only Indian test cricketer to have been born in Afghanistan? …………………………….

2. Of the three cricketers who have played test cricket for both India and Pakistan, two were Abdul

Hafiz Kardar and Gul Mohammad. Who was the third?……………………………………………..

3. The best test debut figures for any bowler is by an Indian. How many wickets did he take? ……………..

4. Who faced the first ball ever in an ODI cricket match? ………………………

5. Name the only father-son duo that has both scored centuries on test debut?…………………………………

6. Who were known as the great 3 Ws of West Indies and world cricket? ……………………………………………..

7. Who was the first person of Indian origin to play test cricket for West Indies?………………………………

8. Against which team did India win its first ODI match? …………………..

9. Who is the first batsman to have hit a six off the very first ball in a test match? …………………………

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10. Gavaskar’s aggregate in his debut series remains unsurpassed. How many runs did he score? …………..

11. For which English county is the Mecca of Cricket, Lord’s, the home ground? …………………………………

12. Which team won the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2011? ……………………………………

13. Which bowler has conceded the most runs in test cricket? ………………………………………..

14. Who is the only Indian test player to have played Davis Cup tennis for India? ………………………….

15. Which Indian has hit the maximum number of sixes in international cricket? ……………………….

16. Who led India in its first One Day International match? …………………………………

17. Who scored the first century in IPL? ………………………………………

18. Name the bowler who got Bradman out for a duck in his last test innings? ………………………………….

19. Who captained England during the infamous 1932-33 Bodyline series? ………………………………….

20. The BCCI has how many full members? ………………….

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INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC SPORTS EXCLUDING CRICKET (5 QUESTIONS)

1. The next Olympics will be at Tokyo in 2020. When was it last held at Tokyo?………………

2. When is the only time that India qualified for World Cup Soccer? ………………………
3. Only two track and field athletes have won four consecutive Olympic gold medals. Carl Lewis (Long

Jump) is one. Who is the other? ………………………….

4. Which game was originally called Poona? ……………………………..

5. Which Indian Olympian has authored – ‘A Shot At History’? …………………………..

INDIA (5 QUESTIONS)

1. What was the name of Lord Rama’s only sister? …………………………………

2. Which famous Indian actress was born Mumtaz Jehan Dehalvi? ………………………

3. Which is the Indian state with the longest coastline? ……………………….
4. Which Indian Goddess is the counterpart of Greek Athena and Roman Minerva?…………………………

5. Who is the only Indian finance minister to have presented the national budget on two of his birthdays?…………………………

JHARKHAND (5 QUESTIONS)

1. The name Ranchi, capital of Jharkhand, is derived from which language?…………………..

2. Who was the captain of the first ever Ranji team from this Association in 1935? ……………………

3. Which team did Jharkhand play in the first ever Ranji tie played at the J.S.C.A. Int’l Stadium?…………………

4. Which Indian Governor General established and even opened the Indian School of Mines? ………………

5. Which is the highest point (peak) within the territory of Jharkhand? …………………………….

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (5 QUESTIONS)

1. Which celebrated physicist exclaimed from the Bhagvad Gita – “Now I am become Death, the destroyer

of worlds.” at the detonation of the first atomic device on July 16, 1945?………………………………………

2. Who has been the only Catholic US President?………………………………………….

3. Who said-“If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.”?…………………………………

4. “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” Who had said this about Mahatma Gandhi? ………………………………………..

5. Who has the distinction of being the youngest ever Nobel laureate? …………………………………………..