why cricket is more popular than any other sports.

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  1. profile image28
    scorpio777posted 10 years ago

    why cricket becomes most popular.most of the people in different countries are saying they only watch cricket than any other game .

    is it good for other sports

    1. Lady_E profile image68
      Lady_Eposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I honestly don't know but I'd like to know why in Cricket, the men rub the ball on their balls....

      1. usmanali81 profile image60
        usmanali81posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        No, they dont rub them on balls.

    2. MUHAMMAD HASSAAN profile image58
      MUHAMMAD HASSAANposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      NO,CRICKET IS NOT A POPULAR GAME

  2. BuzzWorthy profile image60
    BuzzWorthyposted 10 years ago

    What is Cricket?

    First time I heard of it...you should create a Hubpage about the Sport of Cricket!

    Please LMK when you're done...I want to know what's it all about.

    1. Lady_E profile image68
      Lady_Eposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      and include the answer to my question on why they rub the ball on their balls..............

      1. janni321 profile image61
        janni321posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        For more shining, in my opinion big_smile

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          And for a small country Australia shines its balls rather well!

  3. glendoncaba profile image77
    glendoncabaposted 10 years ago

    Popular has to do with numeric following and this is simply because of British colonialism.  when the empire retreated it left in place good civil engineering, a civil service, educational and health infrastructure, and cricket.  I am not a supporter of colonialism but this was is fact.

    indigenous populations have done one thing or the other with every thing else but cricket has survived.

    And the popularity is mainly demographics.  The Indians.  Big country.  Then you have Australia, NZ and WI.  Add the other asians and former colonies in Africa and you've got a lot of cricket fans.

    So you see why I'm so mad about exclusive sports marketing in my hub.

  4. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 10 years ago

    In the school I was working at earlier this year none of the children or the teacher I was helping even knew what cricket was so it is anything but popular here in Tenerife! I had to find a newspaper in English with an article about cricket to show them what it was!

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Where were you working Bard?

  5. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 10 years ago

    while I can agree about how cricket was established.I also have to disagree about it being the most popular or as you stated more popular than any other sport.
    I would have to say to name a few,american football,basketball.baseball.rugby,soccer and even golf are more popular.which puts cricket near the bottom of all these,including hockey and volleyball.

  6. Misha profile image65
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    It is not.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Let me quation the word popular.In my dictionary it means more people would like it, watch it,and support it.Have you looked at a cricket stadium and seen how many people are there compared to other sports such as the ones i mentioned and they are televised all over the world .Some EVEN IN THE Olympics

  7. lrohner profile image76
    lrohnerposted 10 years ago

    Um, what are you smoking, Misha. I want some.

  8. Misha profile image65
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    I quit smoking a few years ago Lrohner smile

    I know that cricket is quite popular in certain English speaking parts of the World, but the rest of the World does not really care, and if you ask me for a guess football (real one, that Americans call soccer) would be my best bet smile

  9. Misha profile image65
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    I think we had a similar thread a few weeks ago, and someone brought up a real statistics, not the anecdotal evidence. Football(soccer) was first by a big margin as far as I remember. And no, I do not watch neither football, nor cricket smile

    Oh, and I once was to F1 races, and trust me, the number of people on any cricket match is nothing even comparable - just because the available grounds in F1 are so much bigger. Yet I don't claim F1 to be the most popular sports in the World smile

  10. lrohner profile image76
    lrohnerposted 10 years ago

    At least in the US, it's:

    1. football
    2. basketball
    3. baseball
    4. soccer

    I'm sure the US basketball / baseball / soccer fans may disagree, but oh well!

    1. arun kuruvilla profile image74
      arun kuruvillaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Cricket is now changing its face and will surely spread all over the globe. with the introduction of twenty20 cricket, which lasts only 3 hrs,more and more people will attracted to it.Also  its the most unpredictable game.

  11. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 10 years ago

    I am going to leave it at this.
    Compare a football players wages,(real football)american football players wages or even a rugby players wages ,to a cricket players, popularity generates money ,and the more people like it and pay to watch it the bigger the stadium and the more money people make.this is just common sense and i have to say dont beleive everything you read as your statistics are wrong.
    Since you dont know sports very well ,I just thought I would inform you of this.(for the record I am eaglekiwi'S husband).

  12. Misha profile image65
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    LOL Went back and re-read a few last posts, looks like we are just making fun of ourselves. big_smile

    I was answering the title question, I should have specified this smile

    So, in full form, it should have sounded as: No, cricket is not more popular lol

  13. GeneralHowitzer profile image65
    GeneralHowitzerposted 10 years ago

    I strongly agree with misha and eaglekiwi, cricket is only very popular in uk, south asia, and in the other british colonies... Football is the most well played sports in the world although I am a big basketball fan.

    Thus football is the most popular sports in the planet, well this is just my point of view though.

  14. MBP42 profile image58
    MBP42posted 10 years ago

    Popular is judged by numbers. I have only my own preference. I prefer the K-9 tournament to other sports. And no it is not for dogs. It is a martial arts tournament that has nothing to do with rolling around on the ground grappling.

  15. MBP42 profile image58
    MBP42posted 10 years ago

    Popular is judged by numbers. I have only my own preference. I prefer the K-9 tournament to other sports. And no it is not for dogs. It is a martial arts tournament that has nothing to do with rolling around on the ground grappling.

 
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