Is cricket a global sport?

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@lucalucky (1840)
Italy
November 7, 2006 4:42pm CST
Cricket is a very popular sport in the world but is it really global like soccer, basketball and volleyball? If cricket is a global sport why is not in Olympic Games?
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18 responses
@fcrifcri (122)
• Italy
17 Nov 06
Cricket is becoming global. I am sure in few years it will be a gloabl sport. The Game is now in every country of the world from Europe to China. Sponosor are coming and TV pay right dor the matches. It will be the sport of the future even if it is an old sport!
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
28 Nov 06
I agree with you.
@bazranz (200)
17 Nov 06
With reference to cricket and the Olympics, it was included in 1900, only 2 teams took part, a British one and a French one (comprising of members of the British Embassy). Britain won the gold, no surprise there then, although it wasn't officially recognised until 1912.
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
17 Nov 06
Thanks. This is really a good contribute to the discussion. Yes I know about that and I think can be a problem to be again in the Olympics. Cricket is a team game and Olympics are really big now, and they prefer sports with less players.
@ngty69 (974)
• India
16 Nov 06
I don't think so. But it is going to get global in few years time.
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@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
16 Nov 06
Yes I agree with you. At the moment is not a global sport but it will be in a few years. There are lot of players, people that love and watch it. In Europe is going well... but obviously without the Olimpyc Games can be a problem.
• United States
8 Dec 06
Yea i dont know much about cricket. Maybe its not worth being in the Olympic Games.
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
8 Dec 06
Thanks for your response
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I'd like to know why rhythmic gynmastics and synchronized swimming are Olympic sports. Seriously, how many people around the world compete in those sports?
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
8 Dec 06
Yes, I think that the Olympics are not only the BIG sport around the world. Can be interesting know the number of rhythmic gynmastics and synchronized swimming in the world.
@suzieque (2336)
• Canada
16 Nov 06
Cricket Sport - Cricket Sport
Nope, cricket isn't very popular in Canada. I'm not sure how the game works.
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
16 Nov 06
Could be. I am trying to have an idea about that. (Canada is not a bad team).
@mookies (648)
• Indonesia
13 Nov 06
no i dont think cricket is a popular sport
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
13 Nov 06
Millions of people play cricket. I think is popular but I am not so sure that is global...
• Belgium
7 Nov 06
i think cricket isn't that popular, if it wants to be at the same level as basketball & soccer & ... it has to go a long long way personally i have no clue how cricket works
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
7 Nov 06
How many people play cricket in the world? and how many soccer, basketball or volleyball? How many people watch cricket (at the stadium or in tv) in the world? and how many soccer, basketball or volleyball? Which one is the difference between cricket and the others?
• Nigeria
18 Nov 06
Yes i think it is
@deadsoul1 (714)
• India
17 Nov 06
cricket is not global.but it is going global now.with tournaments in neutral venues ,gricket is getting publicity beyond any other mean. people on the other hand ,seems more interesting in short games like soccer,tennis ,f1 and so.coz they give more excitement level for sports.
• India
16 Nov 06
global - Global
Cricket is very global sport.
• India
16 Nov 06
Cricket is very global sport.
@binitkedia (1172)
• India
16 Nov 06
no , cricket isnt a global sport like soccer, basketall or any other sport and also since it is a very time taking sport which minimum lasts for a day whereas other sports just last for hours therefore it is quite difficult to introduce this sport into the olympics.
16 Nov 06
yesssssss.......
• India
16 Nov 06
yes its true cricket is worlwide game
13 Nov 06
no it is not a global sports becuse europeane country is not knowing bits about cricket
@ashuaaaaa (785)
• Germany
13 Nov 06
yeah offcourse yes. one-sixth of the world population knows about it and they like it so it is global.
@Hemant83 (1282)
• India
13 Nov 06
i dont think so tat cricket is a global sport.. yes but Football is global.. i think.