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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!
~ 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