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08

World Cricket – Why still so few countries play cricket?

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Even after over 3 decades of International cricket being launched, there are about only 8 countries in world which play solid cricket .

Countries like Bangladesh, Kenya, Bermuda, Netherlands, Ireland etc etc should not be considered cricket playing countries because they are poor performers. But to save face of cricket boards, they are entered into world cups and other big profile tournaments only so that the sport officials can declare that now many countries play cricket.

Seriously, you can only name 8 countries which play good quality cricket — India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Newzealand, South Africa, England, West Indies.

Why such low number still?

Hi
Cricket is played all over the common wealth that is almost over 50 countries and you know what Cricket is a game of technicality and it requires both physical and mental strength… and believe me it is difficult to understand , that’s why not so many countries are playing ….and its a costlier game and the game heavily depends upon the climatic conditions of a country …that’s why most of the countries don’t adopt playing cricket… and Cricket is the only game where 3 types of the same game is played (Test, Odi and T20)

Each form requires different strength and skills…..

Cheers

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26 Comments

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really it is a fairly expensive sport, and it is fairly slow unlike football
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Baseball is boring, Cricket's even worse.
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nobody likes it (mostly)
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michael fuckin white.
November 25th, 2007 at 6:52 pm

i dont know mate. have you tried talking to the owner of cricket (josh knarich). he knows all the answers.<http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=118821233&MyToken=557e20d2-cb84-4b23-9300-4d38b4c782ab&gt;
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Not sure. It always looks like a fun spectator sport to me.
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… because most people consider cricket to be a long and boring game. Besides, they have other sports that they love and enjoy.
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Some sports are fun to play but boring to watch. I find the slow sports such as baseball and cricket very boring. I used to play baseball though and had a lot of fun playing. So its probably that people in general find cricket boring to watch.
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Cricket or any sports take time to be popular round the world. Besides lot of efforts is required to bring any sport known or famous around the world. Football (for example) is worldwide known and played in many countries as compare to cricket.
It should be advertised in Right direction & Right way.
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Do u now any other sport where there r 8 good international teams that r just as good as each other? Its anything but a low number considering not 2 many contries play it
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N/\L/\K/\ fairly100%
November 25th, 2007 at 6:56 pm

Most commonwealth countries play it.
and it has so complicated rules most average
men from some countries does not understand them,
like robot minded us people….lol~
Besides lot of efforts is required to bring any sport known or famous around the world.
if it is so attached to British in the past,happened to play cricket~
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It is a game for losers.
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Mission Possible Sarangu ^_^
November 26th, 2007 at 12:56 am

It will be boring to many countries.
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Hi
Cricket is played all over the common wealth that is almsot over 50 countries and you know what Cricket is a game of technicality and it requires both physical and mental strength… and belive me it is diificult to understand ,, thats why not so many countries are playing ….and its a costlier game and the game heavily depends upon the climatic conditions of a country …thats why most of the countried dint adopt playing cricket… and Cricket is the only game where 3 types of the same game os played (Test, Odi and T20)

Each form requires different strength and skills…..

Cheers
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as cricket is the game wich take a lot of time and people of many countries dont find to spend their hours &hours for the game it is limited in only such countries where population is more usually……………………
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International; Cricket has been around since 1844, when the USA and Canada played the first ever International sporting event -a cricket match.
In brief the reason why there are only 10 countries admitted to Test (considered the ultimate) level is because of the very elitest and conservative attitude that has governed the game.For example cricket world has never attempted to, or wanted to be an Olympic sport and now its the only major sport (2nd largest in the world ) to not be an Olympic sport. For more see
http://www.Cricket2012Games.com

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it Is played in country which Britisher has ruled.my country is not ruled by Britisher but it is popular. In my country just two sport are played that is cricket(45%) and football(50%). Rugby(0%) baseball(0%).football fans will Decrease in my country becuz I have never heard my country winning with another country. And in cricket our country are good.Beside t20 is as intresting as football.don’t say cricket are looser game in India. If u say then u will not see your next day.im not Indian. But I like to play and good at both cricket and football.

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It has been decades but still the sport has not gained popularity. It is seriously only played by 8 or 10 countries. The Europeans have not taken it very seriously and nor the country which invented the game (U.K.) they are passionate about Football. I saw that there are so many here commenting that it is an expensive game then why did not the US and the Europeans take it seriously, I have never seen a Chineese or Koreans playing the sport? It is a total timewaste. T-20 has gained popularity because the game has got shortened. Everything that is now in cricket from the pomp pomp girls to the IPL etc. has been copied from the format of Football.

Football requires a lot of strength, stamina, skill and intelligence to execute the game. Cricket is just a game of mere luck, there is no physical contact when playing cricket. Wordsworth correctly defines Cricket as “Cricket is a game played by 11 fools, watched by 11000 others and the biggest fool is the Umpire”.

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Cricket is the best game out!! I love cricket..It is so popular in Australia..I love watching a 5 day test mtch between Australia and another good test playing country..or any country for that matter 50/50 cricket is great too and 20/20 has become very popular around the world too..Man i love everything cricket..Yeah it is a game with a lot of rules and technicality but once you get to learn all about them cricket is an awesome game to get into>.Even conditions of the wicket (Pitch) havea lot to do with the game.. Good batting sides and great fielding and catches..it’s exciting and yes a great spectator sport..I have a fantastic time when i go to the cricket.. I hope more countries around the world embrace this great sport…cheers .. Nicko

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I LOVE CRICKET..I M CRAZY BOUT CRICKET….ITS NOT AN EASY GAME TO LEARN ND PLAY ,,THATS WHY VERY FEW COUNTRIES PLAY CRICKET!!JUST FLOW UR 2 LEGS,,U CAN PLAY FOOTBALL..BUT CRICKET…OH!!THAT NEED HUGE STUDY ND PRACTICE…!

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cricket is only good sports .football is boring

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someone told about Wordsworth saying crickt is played by 11 fools

in modern cricket,, there is everything done to make the sport popular. IN cricket, the only thin permanent is change itself. It has properly adapted to make it a proper game

the best format of cricket, T20, is becoming more popular than any other sport in Asia and Europe.

Cricket is a good excersice, a test of patience, skill, mentality, concentration, and some uncertainity. A person interested to spend more time in cricket can watch test, while those who have less time can easily watch the slog overs or simply t20. Cricket has also brought countries close to each other. If it was not for cricket, perhaps the India pakistan problems would worsen..

reason why england are not passionate is because they are jealous, but dont want to explain it. THEY STILL DID NOT WIN A WORLD CUP, whereas srilanka won it soon after getting test status.

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Cricket is a wonderful game played by gentleman/women.It is great to play and watch and will continue to grow to unprecedented heights in the next decade thanks to 20/20.which is much easier to digest for new converts.

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whoever says crick is borin, they are losers

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cricket is boring only untill the batting teams looses about 3 wickets once that happens everyone swarms to watch

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Cricket is like a religion with sachin tendulkar being its god

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can you name me another sports where one team is sat inside and the other is outside. You have a one min break between each ball and then a 5 min break between each wicket. Most of the time the fielders just stands there like statues. If its excitment that you want then football is your game but if you are looking for a slow and boring sport then its cricket

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