Ajantha’s ‘Carrom Ball’ may find a place in the Collins dictionary

Sri Lanka’s 23-year-old right arm off-break and leg-break spin bowler Ajantha Mendis’ Carrom Ball delivery which has mesmerised the batsmen may find a place in the English dictionary, writes Bipin Dani for CricketNext.

"While I cannot say without further research in our databases if the word (Carrom Ball) has attained sufficient frequency in the language to merit a place in the actual A-Z text, a look at the frequency in Google alone seems to indicate that the word has already achieved some currency, so the chances are quite good. It now remains to be seen whether it has longevity as well as originality," – Says Cormac McKeown, the Senior Editor of Collins Dictionary.

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