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02

Is there an American cricket assocation? Do Americans ever play cricket?

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I’m a huge cricket fan and I was wondering what the following of cricket is in the U.S. I realise a lot of Americans think it’s a silly sport, but surely some people like to play!
Thanks,

~ Navtej Kohli aka Tej Kohli

Like what other people have been saying it’s played by expats, immigrants, and students from cricket nations. If you lived in an area that had a large amount of people from India or Pakistan , say like New Jersey or New York City then people have formed cricket teams and leagues.

I don’t think cricket is silly it’s just that in the USA we are a baseball playing nation.In the America’s baseball is huge in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Venezuela Of course American Football is the #1 sport in the USA in regards to overall popularity. If you want to watch the Cricket World Cup you’ll have to buy a satellite dish and pay extra money for the cricket since it’s not on any of the regular channels that show sports.

Cricket has no heritage or tradition in the USA, because we took the British game of rounders and adapted it into baseball. This happened in the early 1800’s. In fact it is very unlikely many American children even would ever play cricket.

You see in the USA students have many choices in deciding what sport to play and it ranges from American Football to Wrestling. At the high school and college level there’s no official cricket teams.

Yes we do have a cricket association, but it was suspended. Read the details of what happened.http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200703/s1862286.htm

6 Comments

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Yes. They do and do you know they got disqualified this year for ICC2007 world cup. Just shame on them. I was existed to be able to watch them this year but OH! well. May be next time.
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Dont know about american cricket association but here in texas we have NTCA (north texas cricket association)
http://www.ntcricket.com/
We have 24 memeber clubs in it.
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Cricket is played in America, there are Australians, English Indians, West Indians ect and a few Americans
most of them are from oversea
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Like what other people have been saying it's played by expats, immigrants, and students from cricket nations. If you lived in an area that had a large amount of people from India or Pakistan , say like New Jersey or New York City then people have formed cricket teams and leagues.

I don't think cricket is silly it's just that in the USA we are a baseball playing nation.In the America's baseball is huge in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Venezuela Of course American Football is the #1 sport in the USA in regards to overall popularity. If you want to watch the Cricket World Cup you'll have to buy a satellite dish and pay extra money for the cricket since it's not on any of the regular channels that show sports.

Cricket has no heritage or tradition in the USA, because we took the British game of rounders and adapted it into baseball. This happened in the early 1800's. In fact it is very unlikely many American children even would ever play cricket.

You see in the USA students have many choices in deciding what sport to play and it ranges from American Football to Wrestling. At the high school and college level there's no official cricket teams.

Yes we do have a cricket association, but it was suspended. Read the details of what happened.http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200703/s1862286.htm
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Actually cricket does have an American Heritage, it was- the USA and Canad played the first ever International sport of any kind in 1844, a cricket match. This cricket game remained an Annual event until 1912.
Cricket was the “national” sport of the US and Canada until the 1880’s but the elitest attitude of the people of British descent kept other immigrants from playing it hence the development of baseball.
Cricket was played by our Founding Fathers including George Washington and John Adams. Between battles the Revolutionary Army played cricket.

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bijendra kumar mishra
February 19th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

i think American are very busy . so they don’t play cricket. students can concentrate in his study . i think these are the reasons that why cricket are not famous in USA.

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