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Popularity of cricket is limited to the former British Commonwealth countries even with its big success as a business. What is the reason?

Asked by Good Citizen, 26 Apr '09 02:23 pm
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The reasons for popularity is due to the fact that the british were the first ones to start playing the game and took it to all the countries tht they went. Probably the Raj factor and the awe with which the natives saw their "masters" play the game, made them to follow it and then play it. In all proabability they must have realized that they could play the game equally well if not better than the british. Take the example of India, we had players like Rajitsinghji and Duleep Singh, Pataudi Sr, the Nayudus who were idolized and inspired others to follow suit and to this date there are budding youngsters who want to be a Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Tendulkar, Kumble or Dravid. With the popularity of the sports came commercialization and the rest as they say is history. Why the others do not follow this, simply because the brits never invaded them and made the sports popular. But slowly it is catching up and last heard, China were taking a big interest in the game, so who knows 10 years down ...more
Answered by shona nair, 26 Apr '09 02:36 pm

 
  
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Dont time pass in discussion. Just do whatever you want to do...
Answered by sky, 26 Apr '09 02:50 pm

 
  
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Football and tennis have more money in the game and Indian sub-continent is the only place where cricket is much ahead money wise.This money game is the prime reason for limitation of cricket .
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 26 Apr '09 02:37 pm

 
  
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