Pace Swing Bowling Cutters Details

In order to achieve this effect, a seam bowler delivers the ball with the seam held upright, holding the ball with his thumb and middle & index finger.

As he releases the ball, the two fingers roll the ball backwards. This keeps the seam aligned vertically as it travels towards the batsman, making it possible for the ball to bounce on with the seam upright on the pitch.

The direction and degree of deviation from a straight path are dependent on the small-scale alignment of the seam and any irregularities in the pitch surface.

This means that deviation caused by seam is chaotic and unpredictable.

Often the deviation caused by seam is not large enough to cause a batsman significant problems with playing the ball.

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I am a keen follower of Cricket and follow Cricket Matches Live irrespective of the timings of Telecast to such an extent it makes my children remark that ‘I should be of Age!’

 

Though I am familiar with the Cricketing Jargon I tend to get confused on the terms in Cricket.

 

Many people are shy  of asking youngsters thinking that it is beneath their dignity!

 

I do not contribute to this view.

 

If some one knows a subject better I will learn, even if they are young enough to be children, in some cases even Grandchildren.

 

What counts to me is that I learn and one should admit wherever and whenever it is due, in this case I am amazed at the information the youngsters of the Day possess !

 

Despite this updating, at times I get confused about Bowling styles, especially when new commentators confuse you among Pace Bowling and Fast Bowling.

 

So, having posted an article on the Fielding positions in Cricket , with illustrations, I decide to post on Bowling to begin with.

 

Surprisingly the post had a good response, especially from the youngsters  to such an extent that two Boys asked me for Tips!

 

I advised them to get a Coach or check the link I provided in the post.

 

I might post on Batting later

 

What started of as an exercise to get Sun on you, now, has become a full-time professional occupation.

 

 

There are two types of Bowling.

1.Pace Bowling where the velocity of the Ball is used and

 

2.Spin Bowling where the Bowler Spins the Ball.

 

Pace bowlers are not fast bowlers;

Fast bowling refers to only a subset of pace bowling as seen in the following table.

 

Pace bowlers are classified according to the bowling speed at which they average in an over.

 

The following table gives a rough idea as to the categorization of these bowlers.

 

Classification of Pace Bowlers.

TYPE                                        MPH                                        KM/H

Fast                                         90+                                          144.8+

Fast–Medium                     80–89                                      128.74+

Medium–Fast                     70–79                                      112.65+

Medium                                60–69                                        96.56+

Medium–Slow                    50–59                                        80.46+

Slow–Medium                    40–49                                        64.37+

Slow                                        39 & below                            62.7 & below

Swing Bowling.

Swing bowlers make the ball curve in the air after pitching and one who can make the ball swing in air after it bounces on the pitch either towards or

away from the batsman he is called a seam bowler.

 

If the ball curves into the batsman it is known as an in-swing.

 

If it curves away from him, it is called an out-swing.

 

To make the ball curve, the bowler holds the ball as demonstrated.

 

  • Swinging a cricket ball by using the correct grip.
Pace Bowling Swing Style
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Swing is caused by two factors:

  1. The raised seam of the cricket ball.
  2. Asymmetry in the ball caused by uneven wear of its surface.

 

If the seam is aligned to point slightly to one side or the other, the slipstream of air moving over the raised seam causes an aerofoil effect, pushing the ball to one side.

 

The flow of air over the two different sides of the ball causes differential pressure based on the surface qualities of the sides.

 

This causes the ball to curve through the air towards the rougher side. In combination, these two effects can produce considerable sideways movement of the ball through the air, known as swing.

 

Dippers are a kind of swing delivery.

 

A dipper curves into or away from the batsman before the ball pitches.

 

The Bowling i is the same as swing, but dippers are harder to hit as they almost pitch near the batsman toes.

 

A delivery pitched at the batsman’s toes is known as a yorker. Hence dippers are often known as in-swinging yorkers or out-swinging yorkers.

 

Seam Bowling.

 

Seam bowling is a type of pace bowling. Bowlers employing such a technique are known as seam bowlers or seamers.

 

The seam joining the pieces of leather is circumferential and the stitching is distinctly raised.

 

If the ball is bowled such that the seam hits the pitch when it bounces, this abnormality can cause the ball to deviate sideways in its path.

 

In order to achieve this effect, a seam bowler delivers the ball with the seam held upright, holding the ball with his thumb and middle & index finger.

 

As he releases the ball, the two fingers roll the ball backwards. This keeps the seam aligned vertically as it travels towards the batsman, making it possible for the ball to bounce on with the seam upright on the pitch.

 

The direction and degree of deviation from a straight path are dependent on the small-scale alignment of the seam and any irregularities in the pitch surface.

 

This means that deviation caused by seam is chaotic and unpredictable.

 

Often the deviation caused by seam is not large enough to cause a batsman significant problems with playing the ball.

 

Occasionally, however, the ball can deviate far enough to hit the edge of the cricket bat instead of the middle, producing a catch for nearby fielders. Skilled batsmen have good reflexes and are less troubled by seam bowling than less proficient ones.

 

 

Cutters.

Cutters are a type of delivery. Cutters are bowled by spinning the ball so that it breaks – it changes direction after pitching.

 

A leg-cutter is a delivery that moves from the batsman’s leg-side to the off-side after pitching (right to left on the TV screen).

 

An off-cutter moves the opposite direction. Cutters are bowled at a much faster pace than the spin that spinners bowl. As a result, the deviation is not as pronounced as true spin.

 

*Batsmen and Bowlers are assumed to be right handed in this post.

 

 

Citations.

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http://www.learn-cricket.com/

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New Cricket T20 7PL Is Born

A new T20 Cricket is being organised, called 7 PL.

Expected to be launched this week, the Game will be promoted by a Dubai Conglomerate,with a Powerful political big wig associated with Indian Cricket being involved.

The team will be Captained by Indian Captain of all formats MS Dhoni.

“The number 7 is associated with this show as 7 is Dhoni’s lucky number.


A new T20 Cricket is being organised, called  7 PL.

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Expected to be launched this week, the Game will be promoted by a Dubai Conglomerate,with a Powerful political big wig associated with Indian Cricket being involved.

The team will be Captained by Indian Captain of all formats MS Dhoni.

“The number 7 is associated with this show as 7 is Dhoni’s lucky number.

“India captain MS Dhoni is the chief brand ambassador of the league and the official announcement is expected in Dubai this week. 7PL, it is learnt, has the blessings of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in IndiaBCCI). However, it will not be an ICC recognized tournament, sources said.

The league – that aims to further shrink the number of overs in a game – will be played between seven teams, each representing the seven Emirates of the UAE – Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ras al-Khaimah and Umm al-Qaiwain. The teams will have players from seven countries – India, PakistanSri Lanka, South Africa, theUnited Kingdom and Australia, apart from the UAE. Each country is expected to be affiliated with one Emirate.

All the involved cricket boards have reportedly given their consent to 7PL. The number ‘seven’ happens to be significant not just because of the number of Emirates in UAE; it also happens to be Dhoni’s favourite number.

Scheduled to be played from March this year, the matches will first be played in Dubai – both indoors and outdoors at its state-of-the-art cricket facility that also houses the World Cricket Academy – while the quarterfinals, semifinals and the final will be played outdoors. ”

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/top-stories/Coming-soon-The-seven-star-cricket-league/articleshow/28485404.cms

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Sachin Tendulkar In A Nutshel , Minus His Spirit.

I read an interesting article on Sachin Tendulkar.

It lists hundred facts about Sachin Tendulkar and it is quite comprehensive.

In fact it is Sachin Tendulkar in a nutshell, though one can not catch his spirit, which has to be observed to be believed, be it being a Team Man,Patience,Composure,

Calmness,Sobriety,respect for elders, encouraging others,his Humility.

Here is an excerpt.


I read an interesting article on Sachin Tendulkar.

It lists hundred facts about Sachin Tendulkar and it is quite comprehensive.

In fact it is  Sachin Tendulkar in a nutshell, though one can not catch his spirit, which has to be observed to be believed, be it being a Team Man,Patience,Composure,

Calmness,Sobriety,respect for elders, encouraging others,his Humility.

Here is an excerpt.

Tendulkar.
Tendulkar celebrated on World Cup Win.

1) His full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

2) He was born on April 24, 1973, in Mumbai

3) He has two brothers and a sister. His elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play cricket

4) He was named after legendary Indian music director Sachin Dev Burman

5) His nicknames are Little Master, Tendlya, The Little Champion, and Master Blaster

6) Sachin stands just 5ft 5ins tall

7) He is a right-handed batsman

8) He is also a right-handed spin bowler

9) But he writes with his left hand

10) He attended the MRF Pace Foundation to get training as a fast bowler, Australian bowling legend Dennis Lillee was unimpressed and recommended he focus on batting

11) He was a ball boy during the 1987 World Cup semi-finals between India and England at Wankhende. England won

12) Growing up, Sachin would ask his friend Ramesh Pradhe to dip a rubber ball in water and hurl it at him. He wanted to see the wet marks left on the bat to know whether he had middled the ball…

 

22) On his debut he wore a set of cricket pads given to him when he was 16 by his hero Sunil Gavaskar

23) He always puts his left pad on first when kitting himself up for the crease

24) He made his One Day International debut on December 18, 1989 – but Waqar Younis got him out for a duck

25) His chosen shirt number when he played ODIs was 10 or 99…

34) Sachin was the first batsman ever to be given out by the third umpire, when he was run out against South Africa in the first test in Durban in 1992

35) Tendulkar’s immense popularity saw him be an early pioneer in India on cricket business dealings, signing a record sports management deal with Worldtel in 1995 worth $5.7million over five years. In 2001 he signed a new deal for $15.2million, switching to Saatchi and Saatchi’s ICONIX in 2006 for a deal worth $34.2million over three years

36) He did not have a bat sponsorship contract until 1996..

68) Sachin’s talents extend beyond batting. While he is not a regular bowler, he can bowl medium pace, leg spin, and off spin, and is often used as a partnership breaker

69) He has taken 45 Test match wickets and is the 10th highest wicket taker for India in ODIs

70) Tendulkar has scored more than 1,000 runs in a calendar year in ODIs seven times.

More Facts at:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/cricket/sachin-tendulkar-retires-100-facts-763750

 

Sachin Tendulkar Dancing Rare Photos Essay


Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.
Sachin Tendulkar as a Toddler.
Tendulkar as a batsman Child.
Batsman in The Making.
Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli
Sachin with his close childhood Friend Vinod kambli
Sachin Tendulkar with Vivian Richards
Sachin with Vivian Richards, The Original Blaster,
Sachin Tendulakr and Sunil Gavaskar
Sachin with his ‘Sir’, Sunil Gavskar
Sourav Ganguly and Scachin Tendulkar.
Sachin and .’dada’ Ganguly as Youngsters
Ms.Ambani and Sachin
Dancing with Ms.Ambani
Tendulkar Tennis.
Sachin Plays Tennis.
Sunil Gavaskat Teaches Sachin.
Gavaskar Teaching Sachin.
Sachin sitting  with his son.
Sachin with His son Arjun

 

Source:

http://sports.in.msn.com/gallery/rare-and-exclusive-sachin-tendulkar#image=12

 

IPl Champions Trophy Schedule


Notwithstanding the IPL Match fixing scam, the Cricket fever is hot in India.

Schedule of Champions Trophy  IPL 2013, is here-below.

Champions trophy 2013,IPL Schedule.
Champions trophy 2013,IPL Schedule.

Teams and Players.

To know the team composition, click on the Country in the Format.

Source:

http://www.informationcricket.com/icc-champions-trophy/match-schedule/

India Australia Sri Lanka
Pakistan England South Africa
West Indies New Zeakand

 

BCCI Board List Why They Keep Quiet IPL Fixing

N.Srinivasan, the tainted President of BCII whose son-in-law has been arrested for betting and suspected match fixing, brazenly roughshod the BCCI board and declared that he will not resign and the Board kept quiet meekly.

He also stated that the Board was with him , all of them!.

Who are the members of the BCCI and who forms the BCCI Working Committee?

List towards the end of the Post.

One might notice they belong to various Political Parties, some of them bitter enemies in Public.

Why haven’t they taken Srinivasan On?

1.Approaching Elections. Funds needed for all the parties.

2.Quid pro Quo.Every one of them have indulged in Corruption at some tie or another.

3.A quick look at he Franchisees will enlighten you who they are, what cases, corruption,charges were , are on them.

4. Lalith Modi Affair, many knots unraveled, skeletons may tumble if Srinivasan is touched.

5.Mumbai Big Wig Politician with Sports connection made slight noises ,though through his mouth piece and reversed it.

People know he can never be away when Sports Money is involved.


N.Srinivasan, the tainted President of BCII whose son-in-law has been arrested for betting and suspected match fixing, brazenly roughshod the BCCI  board and declared that he will not resign and the Board kept quiet meekly.

BCCI,India
N.Srinivasan,President,BCCI

He also stated that the Board was with him , all of them!.

Who are the members of the BCCI and who forms the BCCI Working Committee?

List towards the end of the Post.

One might notice they belong to various Political Parties, some of them bitter enemies in Public.

Why haven’t they taken Srinivasan On?

1.Approaching Elections. Funds needed for all the parties.

2.Quid pro Quo.Every one of them have indulged in Corruption at some tie or another.

3.A quick look at he Franchisees will enlighten you who they are, what cases, corruption,charges were , are on them.

4. Lalith Modi Affair, many knots unraveled, skeletons may tumble if Srinivasan is touched.

5.Mumbai Big Wig Politician with Sports connection made slight noises ,though through his mouth piece and reversed it.

People know he can never be away when Sports Money is involved.

.The silence is deafening. Truly impressivepolitical heavy artillery, cutting across party lines, form the leading lights among BCCImembers. But they are proving to be duds. For, not one of them has publicly called for the resignation of N Srinivasan on moral grounds despite monumental evidence of him lying about the role of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappanin Chennai Super Kings.

Among the 30 men who constitute the board that runs Indian cricket are two people – Narendra Modi and Farooq Abdullah — who either are or have been chief ministers of their state. Modi, in fact, has ambitions to lead the country. There are also several present and former Union ministers – Arun JaitleyRajeev Shukla, Jyotiraditya Scindia and C P Joshi. Then, there is Anurag Thakur, Lok Sabha MP whose father, Prem Kumar Dhumal, was CM of Himachal Pradesh. Ranjib Biswal is a former MP and his father, Basanta Kumar Biswal, was once deputy CM of Odisha.

In private, several of these worthies claim they have told or indicated to BCCI chief N Srinivasan that he should quit following his son-in-law’s arrest for allegedly being in league with bookies, but he has single-handedly defied them all. The question increasingly being asked in cricketing circles and elsewhere is – why are these seasoned politicians silent? Can’t they see that what’s at stake isn’t just a post but the faith of a billion Indians in cricket?

Three of the biggies listed – Modi, Jaitley and Thakur – are from the BJP. They were shouting from rooftops demanding the resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal because his kin was found involved in shady deals and that of Ashwani Kumar for an impropriety in vetting and modifying a CBI report, but when it comes to Srinivasan, they are mum. Isn’t this double standards?

Sources:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/fixing-hits-ipl-6/news/Why-are-political-heavyweights-so-silent-about-Srinivasan/articleshow/20301412.cms?

http://www.bcci.tv/bcci/bccitv/index/workingcommittee

WORKING COMMITTEE

Sr. No Name Designation
1 N SRINIVASAN PRESIDENT
2 SANJAY JAGDALE HONORARY SECRETARY
3 ANURAG THAKUR HONORARY JOINT SECRETARY
4 AJAY SHIRKE HONORARY TREASURER
5 ARUN JAITLEY VICE PRESIDENT (NORTH)
6 N SHIVLAL YADAV VICE PRESIDENT (SOUTH)
7 CHITRAK MITRA VICE PRESIDENT (EAST)
8 NIRANJAN SHAH VICE PRESIDENT (WEST)
9 SUDHIR DABIR VICE PRESIDENT (CENTRAL)
10 DELHI & DISTRICT CRICKET ASSOCIATION PERMANENT TEST CENTRE
11 TAMIL NADU CRICKET ASSOCIATION PERMANENT TEST CENTRE
12 CRICKET ASSOCIATION OF BENGAL PERMANENT TEST CENTRE
13 MUMBAI CRICKET ASSOCIATION PERMANENT TEST CENTRE
14 UTTAR PRADESH CRICKET ASSOCIATION PERMANENT TEST CENTRE
15 ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES (NORTH) BY ROTATION
16 ANDHRA CRICKET ASSOCIATION (SOUTH) BY ROTATION
17 TRIPURA CRICKET ASSOCIATION (EAST) BY ROTATION
18 SAURASHTRA CRICKET ASSOCIATION (WEST) BY ROTATION
19 RAJASTHAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION (CENTRAL) BY ROTATION
20 KARNATAKA STATE CRICKET ASSOCIATION STAGED TEST MATCH IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
21 PUNJAB CRICKET ASSOCIATION STAGED TEST MATCH IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
22 GUJARAT CRICKET ASSOCIATION STAGED TEST MATCH IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
23 VIDARBHA CRICKET ASSOCIATION STAGED TEST MATCH IN THE LAST 2 YEARS
24 HYDERABAD CRICKET ASSOCIATION STAGED TEST MATCH IN THE LAST 2 YEARS

Bookies IPL Cricketers At Hotels CCTV Footage. List.

CCTV Footage shows the bookies and Cricketers in The Hotel .

Cricketers will find it impossible to deny this.

What did Sreesanth do by way of Gifts?

The night following S Sreesanth’s Rs 40-lakh towel-change over on May 9 at the Mohali match was one of gifts, girls and glee.

The CCTV footage, obtained by TOI exclusively, from a five-star hotel in Chandigarh’s Sector 35 where Rajasthan Royals team stayed, shows, according to Punjab Police, the Kerala pacer, bookie Jiju Janardan and the other tainted player Ankeet Chavan meeting, exchanging gift packets and engaging in a talkfest with girls in the third floor foyer just outside their rooms.

Their second-by-second action stretching from 10pm to 6am was captured by six CCTV cameras. The evening for the trio began three hours after the victorious Rajasthan Royals team returned to the team hotel at 7.30pm, reveals the footage acquired by Delhi and Punjab police.

Even as other players retired to their rooms, Chavan, holding a gift bag, along with Jiju knocked at Sreesanth’s room at 10.15pm. The tainted pacer opened the door and started jauntily walking around in his training gear.

As Jiju and Sreesanth continue talking, the footage shows a Delhi policeman eavesdropping. Nearly 10 minutes after taking the packet from Chavan, Jiju, Sreesanth and Chavan meet a 20-something woman in a black tiered lace dress in the foyer.

The woman stays outside Sreesanth’s room until she and other players are joined by two more men as Sreesanth goes into his room to change, the footage shows. At 10:55pm, Chavan, Sreesanth and the woman are seen leaving the hotel. After four hours, Sreesanth is again spotted with a different woman, attired in a white-and-black party dress at 2:19am.


CCTV Footage shows  the bookies and Cricketers in The Hotel .

Cricketers will find it impossible to deny this.

What did  Sreesanth do by way of Gifts?

Match fixing  List of Players, Bookies.
IPL6 Match Fixers

The night following S Sreesanth‘s Rs 40-lakh towel-change over on May 9 at the Mohali match was one of gifts, girls and glee.

The CCTV footage, obtained by TOI exclusively, from a five-star hotel in Chandigarh‘s Sector 35 where Rajasthan Royals team stayed, shows, according to Punjab Police, the Kerala pacer, bookie Jiju Janardan and the other tainted player Ankeet Chavan meeting, exchanging gift packets and engaging in a talkfest with girls in the third floor foyer just outside their rooms.

Their second-by-second action stretching from 10pm to 6am was captured by six CCTV cameras. The evening for the trio began three hours after the victorious Rajasthan Royals team returned to the team hotel at 7.30pm, reveals the footage acquired by Delhi and Punjab police.

Even as other players retired to their rooms, Chavan, holding a gift bag, along with Jiju knocked at Sreesanth’s room at 10.15pm. The tainted pacer opened the door and started jauntily walking around in his training gear.

As Jiju and Sreesanth continue talking, the footage shows a Delhi policeman eavesdropping. Nearly 10 minutes after taking the packet from Chavan, Jiju, Sreesanth and Chavan meet a 20-something woman in a black tiered lace dress in the foyer.

The woman stays outside Sreesanth’s room until she and other players are joined by two more men as Sreesanth goes into his room to change, the footage shows. At 10:55pm, Chavan, Sreesanth and the woman are seen leaving the hotel. After four hours, Sreesanth is again spotted with a different woman, attired in a white-and-black party dress at 2:19am.

They are trailed by Chavan, leading into the pacer’s room where they stay for nearly an hour, shows the footage. At 3.55am, Sreesanth returns to the foyer. He tumbles, nearly falls and then glides along the wall until he’s helped by Chavan. The two disappear from the foyer for two hours. Sreesanth returns to the foyer alone with a packet in his hand at 5:35am.

The List of those involved in IPL 6 Match Fixing.( as on 26 may 2013)

1. S Sreesanth

First among those arrested from Mumbai, currently under Delhi police custody and is being interrogated. Rajasthan Royals has suspended his contract. Accused of spot fixing.

2. Ajit Chandila

Rajasthan Royals player, whose contract has also been suspended.  Chandila was also arrested on May 15 night. So far, rs 20 lakh cash has been found from a cricket kit bag at his aunt’s place.  He too has been charged of spot fixing in IPL6.

3. Ankeet Chavan

Rajasthan Royals player from Maharashtra. He was also arrested with Sreesanth and Chandila. Says he made a mistake. His contract has also been suspended by RR.

4. Jiju Janardhan

Close friend of Sreesanth, Jiju is a former Kerala player, and had fell headlong into cricket betting. Said to be the brain behind Sreesanth’s downfall.

5. Amit Singh

A former Rajasthan Royals player and former Ranji player from Gujarat . BCCI has suspended him pending inquiry. He was also linked to the bookies.

6. Ramesh Vyas

A Mumbai bookie arrested by Mumbai police crime branch. Said to have links with Sunil Dubai who  hs connections with dons Dawood Ibraham and Anees Ibrahim.

7. Vindu Dara Singh

Late actor and wrestler Dara Singh’s son, Vindoo Dara Singh was  arrested by Mumbai Police crime branch for having links with certain bookies.  He was named by bookie Ramesh Vyas during interrogation.

8. The other accused bookies are

Deepak Kumar (Arrested)
Rakesh (Arrested)
Alpeshkumar Bhagwandas Patel
Prem Ramchandra Taneja
Ashok Vyas
Pandurang Kadam
Pravin Behra
Niraj Shah
Pankaj Shah along with Chandresh Patel (arrested) from Mumbai and Manan (Arrested) who operates from Ahmedabad.

All these are currently being interrogated by the Mumbai Police crime branch.

9. Baburao Yadav

Another former Ranji player arrested for being involved in the spot fixing  scandal. He is said to have introduced bookie Sunil Bhatia  to Chandila.

10. Manish Guddewar

A  32-year-old former Ranji player from Vidarbh, Manish Guddewar is said to have known Chandila and got him in touch with bookies. He is said to have played at the Indian Gymkhana Club at Nagpur with Baburao Yadav.

 

Sources:

NewsX.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/spot-fixing-hits-ipl-6/news/Girls-gifts-chatter-followed-fixing-shows-CCTV/articleshow/20268903.cms

 

http://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket/ipl-spot-fixing-a-complete-list-of-sreesanth-other-players-bo-8055.html

 

Vindoo Dara Singh names  Hollywood actors and Businessmen.

 

 

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