why americans do not love cricket?

indian cricket team-led by saurav ganguly,the grea - indian cricket team after winning a tournament in australia
India
November 18, 2006 1:04am CST
cricket is a well known game in indian subcontinents and also in australia,newzealand,south africa,zimbabwe,west indies etc.but the americans do not love cricket very much.but what is the reason?
11 responses
@ruby1459 (2603)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I don't really know and also wanna know as well!! same thing as soccer too.I love soccer but I don't really meet lots of americans who loves soccer...most people loves american football and I am not a big fan of it...
• India
18 Nov 06
american football.yeah i know about it.but it too much body-contact game.cricket is much more better.do you people have national cricket team?as far i am concerned,usa cricket once went for the first stage of the world cup qualifying stage
@ruby1459 (2603)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I know there is JCA(Japan Cricket Association) in my home country and also is getting bigger in there as well.I think Cricket is very interesting sports :)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I love american football as well. I don't know why many Americans do not like Cricket. Soccer is popular among school age children however.
18 Nov 06
The Americans don't like cricket because they can't play. It's too slow for them. They love their fast sports like baseball,basketball etc. Cricket is a refined English Gentlemans game.
• India
18 Nov 06
i agree thatc ricket is a refined english gentleman's game.but it can be applicable to test cricket.but the shorter version on cricket,ie; one day cricket is as exciting as baseball.now the 20-20 cricket is also into the stands.it takes only 2 hours to complete a game.
• United States
18 Nov 06
i dont know... hehe im an american and i've never seen it so i guess its because it doesnt get alot of converage i'm a huge fan of baseball and i hear its similar... i'd probably watch if its similar
• India
18 Nov 06
hey thast cool.atleast you are interested.you can get all the information on the website of indian cricket team...www.bcci.tv .cricket world cup is ensuing.it will be held in west indies in 2007 in th month of june.yeah its like baseball and more exciting.i agree,it should be promoted in america.but you americans should take the first step.i heard americans has a national cricket team also.thanks for your answer anyways.
@4277886 (138)
18 Nov 06
I have never ever had contact in the US with cricket. If you want anything to be popular it has to be promoted. Look at soccer it is getting more popular in the US only after many people worked hard to make it popular.
• India
18 Nov 06
i admit.icc,the worlwide authority holder for world cricket should think about it.well,thanks for your nice suggestion.
• United States
18 Nov 06
I'm an American, and I do like cricken a lot.
• India
18 Nov 06
hey thast great.but can you tell me why its not so popular?
• India
18 Nov 06
thy r more into other games like soccer, baseball n all tht.
• India
18 Nov 06
hey come on.unless and until you know about the game,how can you tell like that ha?watch a fullg ame then give a reply.
@alecsing (446)
• India
18 Nov 06
cricket is a boring game. that's why americans don't like it
• India
18 Nov 06
hey come on.who told cricket is a boring game.yeah you can tell it about the test cricket.but the shorter version,ie;oneday cricket is not like this.just see a match,any match and you willa ble to feel the heat.it can be as exciting as your american baseball,may be more than that.
• United States
18 Nov 06
Interesting. I am American and I don't really like any sports. But my guess would be that we see cricket as an English thing. English baseball. We don't grow up with it or know anything about it. No one really talks about it. It's not on TV or radio, unless maybe now you could find it on some obscure cable station or the internet, but you'd have to really be looking for it. No one plays it in school. I think maybe because people think baseball is basically the same thing? I don't know if ESPN plays it or not, because I don't watch that, so maybe someone else will answer. I just sort of think of Hugh Grant talking about it. LOL. (Does he do that in some movie?) I bet American men think it's not that manly? Like they would have to cross their legs and sip tea if they watched cricket. I dunno.
• India
18 Nov 06
ha ha ha! well said.but pal,i bet it,specially one day cricket is too much exciting,you wont be able to find a near comparison.i know about baseball and its too exciting but not as much as cricket.i just checked out that americans has a national cricket team they participated in the 1996 world cup qualifying matches and they lost all the three matches.so unfortunately they did not make it to the main tournament.one cricket tournament occasionally held in toronto and it was held for few years lastly in 1999.you can search for it.and yeah i am not sure ESPN shows the cricket matches there in usa or not as cricket is not well popular there but it regularly shows crcket here in indian subcontinets and also in australia,nezealand,southafrica,west indies etc.
@yogitha (1893)
• India
18 Nov 06
they are fuuls
• India
18 Nov 06
ha ha ha.is it?why?
@lsen06 (5000)
• India
13 Jan 07
they don't love cricket - it is also surprising to me.
• India
18 Nov 06
well less popularity.