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    towards the dugout

    CSK players congratulate each other before heading towards the dugout.

    Is the use of word 'dugout' in the above appropriate? What does it means?
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    #2

    Re: towards the dugout

    Do you have a dictionary?

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    #3

    Re: towards the dugout

    Yes. I found as "a trench that is dug and roofed over as a shelter for troops."
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    Re: towards the dugout

    It is also a place where baseball players hang out during a game.

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    #5

    Re: towards the dugout

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dugout?s=t

    Get a better dictionary. What is the context of this sentence? Are the players baseball players? Wouldn't the baseball-related definition in the dictionary make more sense?

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    Re: towards the dugout

    It was from Cricket.
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    Re: towards the dugout

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Nadimuthu View Post
    It was from Cricket.
    I see. Well, cricket is a bizarre form of baseball, and vice versa.

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    Re: towards the dugout

    Same thing as baseball. It's the shelter players sit in during a game when they're not playing.

    (Let's assume they're not congratulating each other before getting into boats made of hollowed logs!)
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    Re: towards the dugout

    Cricketers do not wait in a dugout. They wait in the pavilion until it is their turn to bat.

    Cricket is certainly not "a bizarre form of baseball"!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: towards the dugout

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    CSK (Chennai Super Kings) are a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) competition. This competition is played in the T20 short form of cricket. In this form the players come and go from the dugout near the boundary in an arrangement very similar to that used in baseball.
    Because cricket grounds don't normally have a baseball style dugout that you step down into, the cricket dugout usually comprises covered seating for the players and various staff at ground level.
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