New Delhi, Oct 18: The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) came up with a set of bizarre questions for the candidates who applied to be a member of the association.
As per a report published in The Indian Express, a majority of the 941 applicants who appeared for the written examination organised by the JSCA on Sunday (Oct 16) for "common men" vying for membership couldn't answer most of the 40 questions asked within the 45-minute deadline.
Around 300 candidates, appeared in the exam, failed to even open their account while some 200 got two-three correct answers - the highest mark achieved was an impressive 17.
The question paper didn't carry any negative markings and no 'pass mark' set by the association. One hopes that one with maximum mark of '17' gets to be the lucky one.
Some of the questions, asked by JSCA in the written exam, were as follows:
What was the name of Lord Rama's only sister?
Which Indian goddess is the counterpart of Greek Athena and Roman Minerva?
Who played Test cricket and Davis Cup?
Who said, 'If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist'?
Which Indian Governor General established and even opened the Indian School of Mines?
Who are the great 3Ws of West Indies cricket?
Who is the only Indian finance minister to have presented the national budget on two of his birthdays?
Who is the only Indian Test player to have played Davis Cup tennis for India?
As per the IE report, the exam was organised as a part of an initiative by the JSCA to encourage more non-cricketers to become members of the association.
The move came in the wake of the Lodha committee's recommendation for more transparency in the functioning of the BCCI and its state units, including the induction of new members.
The JSCA secretary Rajesh Verma, however, was quoted by report as saying that the questions were not "tough".