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An Aboriginal man performs a traditional 'smoking' ceremony as the Asian Cup trophy is carried to the Sydney Opera House for the official draw...An Aboriginal man performs a traditional "smoking" ceremony as the Asian Cup trophy is carried to the Sydney Opera House for the official draw March 26, 2014. Hosts Australia were handed a tough draw for the 2015 Asian Cup on Wednesday when they were paired with twice former champions South Korea in the group stage. REUTERS/David Gray     (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER SOCIETY)

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An Aboriginal man performs a traditional “smoking” ceremony as the Asian Cup trophy is carried to the Sydney Opera House for the official draw. Hosts Australia were handed a tough draw for the 2015 Asian Cup on Wednesday when they were paired with twice former champions South Korea in the group stage. 

A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of former president Nelson Mandela during the first day of their cricket test match between South Africa and India at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.

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A cricket fan walks in front of a giant poster of the late president Nelson Mandela during the first day of the cricket test match between South Africa and India at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg 

 

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Indian school children display posters of Indian cricket star Sachin Tendulkar as they gather to honor him in Chennai, India. Tendulkar plays his world-record 200th and last test from Thursday in a hometown stadium for which tickets could have been sold 10 times over.

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As Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian cricket star widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of his generation, begins his 200th and final Test in his home town of Mumbai, crowds of fans gather to honour their world-breaking sporting hero

Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi...Bangladesh Nasir Hossain, foreground on top, and teammate Sohag Gazi stretch during a practice session ahead of their one-day international (ODI) cricket match against New Zealand in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. They will play their first ODI match on Oct. 29. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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Bangladesh Nasir Hossain, foreground on top, and teammate Sohag Gazi stretch during a practice session ahead of their one-day international (ODI) cricket match against New Zealand in Dhaka, in Bangladesh

Sydney Shrouded In Smoke As Bushfires Rage Across NSW...SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17:  A general view of play during the Ryobi Cup cricket match between the South Australian Redbacks and the Western Australia Warriors at Drummoyne Oval on October 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is shrouded in a haze of smoke as brushfires rage in the western Sydney suburbs of Springwood, Winmalee and Lithgow.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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A Ryobi Cup cricket match between the South Australian Redbacks and the Western Australia Warriors at Drummoyne Oval on Thursday, in Sydney, Australia. The city is shrouded in a haze of smoke as brushfires rage in its western suburbs of Springwood, Winmalee and Lithgow. 

A groundskeeper soaks up water from the tarpaulin that covers the pitch after a rainfall interrupted play during the Tri-Nation Series cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

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A groundskeeper soaks up water from the tarpaulin that covers the pitch after a rainfall interrupted play during the Tri-Nation Series cricket match between India and Sri Lanka in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Victorian Cricket Match Celebrates The 150th Anniversary Of Wisdens

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Batsmen of the Wisden XI and the Authors XI take to the field for a Victorian cricket match at Vincent Square in London, England, on Wednesday. The match celebrates the 150th anniversary the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Indian boys play cricket on the banks of the Yamuna river as the Taj Mahal is seen in the distance

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Boys play cricket on the banks of the Yamuna river in India, with the Taj Mahal in the distance.

Boys play cricket on the Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai

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Boys play cricket on the Marina beach in Chennai, southern India, on Friday