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What is 'BOXING DAY' in Cricket

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Asked by uday shetty, 29 Dec '10 03:12 pm
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The Boxing Day or Boxing Day Test is called the day of the test match played on 26th of December after Christmas Day. As Christmas - New years is a period of celebrations, the test matches were held traditionally in Australia, South Africa etc. on 26th December.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 29 Dec '10 03:26 pm

 
  
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On Christmas day, 25th December, people visit church and leave money & gifts for the poor in small boxes placed their by the priest, formally known as Christmas Box.

Also, in old days ~ servants used to work at their masters place on Christmas night. Thus, the following day, 26th December, they were given day off. Servants would bring small boxes in which their masters kept coins and food.. as bonus!

Today - that Christmas bonus hasn\'t changed, neither has the public holiday the next day of Christmas. Employees might not bring those Boxes to their employers anymore but to mark the days gone by, since 1980, Cricket Australia hosts a cricket test match at Melbourne cricket ground, starting 26th December every year, between Australia and a touring team.

Thus the name - Boxing day Test match!
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 03 Jan '11 04:19 pm

 
  
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The Boxing Day Test match is a cricket Test match hosted in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia involving the Australian cricket team and the opposition national team touring Australia that summer. It begins annually on Boxing Day (26 December), and is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Every four years, the Boxing Day Test forms part of the 5-match Ashes contest with England.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 29 Dec '10 03:35 pm

 
  
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They do boxing in the stadia
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 29 Dec '10 03:20 pm

 
  
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The day of the happening of the most important event is boxing day.In cricket it may be a final betweel India n Pakistan or England n Australia.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 29 Dec '10 03:16 pm

 
  
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The Boxing Day Test match is a cricket Test match hosted in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia involving the Australian cricket team and the opposition national team touring Australia that summer. It begins annually on Boxing Day (26 December), and is played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Every four years, the Boxing Day Test forms part of the 5-match Ashes contest with England.
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Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 29 Dec '10 03:14 pm

 
  
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Players leave Cricket and fight Boxing.
Answered by Surender Rao, 29 Dec '10 03:14 pm

 
  
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