Charting the 10 Worst Cricket Gimmicks

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Charting the 10 Worst Cricket Gimmicks
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At every game during the current Big Bash League, a celebrity, representing a competition-winning family, is stationed throughout the contest on a special platform in the crowd. If the star manages to catch a six, then the aforementioned family will win a cash prize of up to $1 million. 

At the SCG for the final Test of the latest Ashes series, a well-known fried chicken proprietor ran a competition that enabled winners to eat the aforementioned poultry while sitting in a box suspended 40 meters above the famous ground.

These are two examples of the gimmicks that cricket, with its many formats and competing territories making it a highly competitive marketplace, has had to endure in recent times.

Let's take at look at 10 of the other worst (or best depending on your point of view) innovations, based on pointlessness and failure, that have graced cricket fields over the years. 



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