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    #1

    Players get sledged.

    "In cricket a lot of players sledge other players."

    "A lot of players get sledged in cricket."

    "Tom sledges Tim."

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Players get sledged.

    Given the right context, they can all work.
    Put a comma after "cricket" in the first sentence.

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    #3

    Re: Players get sledged.

    For the information of those unfamiliar with the term:

    sledge

    verb1. (transitive) to bait (an opponent, esp a batsman in cricket) in order to upset his or her concentration

    noun2. an insult aimed at another player during a game of cricket
    (Collins)

    I can't help feeling that this practice is not confined to cricket.

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    #4

    Re: Players get sledged.

    It's a common practice in baseball but it has a different name, which eludes me at the moment.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Players get sledged.

    It's definitely not confined to cricket. A tennis player was fined earlier in the year for saying something particularly unpleasant (while on court) to his opponent about his opponent's girlfriend.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Players get sledged.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's definitely not confined to cricket. A tennis player was fined earlier in the year for saying something particularly unpleasant (while on court) to his opponent about his opponent's girlfriend.
    This guy should have been banned not fined in this case. What a disaster!
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: Players get sledged.

    It's called trash-talking in baseball.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Players get sledged.

    "In cricket, a lot of players sledge other players."

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    #9

    Re: Players get sledged.

    That is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Players get sledged.

    I'm pretty certain this is strictly a BE thing.

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