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Cricket in America: History & Present

“I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing that God created on Earth,” the English playwright Harold Pinter once said. However, the American seem to differ today.

With inhabitants coming from England, cricket was once the most popular sport in the US. Things changed soon after as the country started to build its own culture and ethos. Gradually, cricket was forgotten in favour of Baseball, American Football etc. In present Amercia, the most popular sports are basketball, soccer, and rugby. Cricket, which is hugely popular in England and parts of Asia, has a rather small following in the US.

As of today, it's easier to find a locksmith in San Diego rather than find people playing cricket. You also have a better chance of getting mugged in Amercia than finding people playing cricket. Nonetheless, the sports enthusiasts are hopeful of bringing cricket back to America.
History of Cricket in America Cricket was played by British colonists in North America by the start of …

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