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How would you entertain spectators during delays in play?
Duckworth and Lewis is all right for calculating what must be done after a rain delay, but what to do during stoppages themselves?
What would you do during a rain delay?
Serve hot chocolate and barbecued meats
Get the spectators to wear sponge suits and see who can roll the farthest around the outfield
Get the players to play a spot of rugby
The outfield is still wet. How will you entertain fans while it's being dried?
Have the 12th men participate in a slip 'n slide contest
Have the fans request songs that have the word "outfield" in them. By the time they get one, the match will have resumed
Ask those carrying hair-dryers to step on to the field
What will you do when bad light stops play?
All those cell phones in the crowd emit light, don't they?
Get the umpires to play hide and seek. If they can spot each other, the match can be resumed
Organise a fireworks display to brighten things up
There has been a broadcast failure, and play is halted till it's fixed. How do you keep the crowd from getting restless?
Get the players to participate in a Super Over face-off and bill it as a one-time viewing only
Resume play, get spectators to record it on their camera phones and upload the clips to Youtube. The board officials can worry about the legality of it all, you have a match waiting to be played
Get the spectators to participate in a karaoke session
Some bulbs in the floodlights are malfunctioning. What will you do?
Entertain them with a spot of shadow puppetry
Ask on the PA if anyone knows how to build a Tony Stark-type arc reactor, so we can get the game back on
Have the commentators play 20 Questions with the spectators
Players start brawling on the field. What do you do?
Send in a streaker or three from the crowd to stop them
Serve popcorn and take bets
Sit back and enjoy the action
The coin for the toss has been misplaced. How do you entertain fans during the delay?
Get the players involved in a treasure hunt for the coin
Just borrow a coin from a spectator and get moving
Bring in a beach ball and have the spectators toss it around the stands
Moths have invaded the field. What will you do?
Tell the spectators it's part of the half-time entertainment and give them 3D glasses to enjoy the horror show
Give the spectators a candle each
Give the players a net each to see who can catch the most
A dog's loose on the field. What will you do?
Get the players to play dog-and-the-bone with it
Get the fans to part with whatever they are eating to lure the dog
Play "Who Let the Dogs Out?" and see the spectators roll in their seats with laughter
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