Even in Australia, Cricket isnt that popular really.franco vazquez wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:52 amThere are so many bad teams atm in cricket that all of them except Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ deserve to play qualifiers in order to get into WC. SA is at its worst atm and the direction in which its heading, i dont see them getting any better in next 10 years. Even in UK, the cricket is a sport just enjoyed by rich white people or British Asians. WI is getting better tbh, especially with the new management in WICB, SL is in dumps, Bangladesh is where it has been since ages, their current crop is not good at all. Severe lack of talent, their current team is like leagues below Kenya of 1996-2003. The only reason why they look better is because the other teams are getting worse. Pakistan is in a similar position but its still like 1000 times better than Bangladesh would beat them easily in any neutral venue.
ICC has to be the worst board in all the sports. If they were more focused on spreading the game rather than getting bullied by a third world country like India, Cricket would have been much better and I wouldn't have been embarrassed to tell the girl I'm into that cricket is my fav sport.
It has next to no female support. The ones that do are either carpetlickers or very tomboyish, and not the ones you'd try and slide into their DM's, put it that way.
You also wouldnt brag about being a good cricketer, unless you were making money, in which case thats what its about.
It isnt seen as a cool/glam sport. Not like NRL or AFL. If those guys go to a club for example, they get mobbed. Those are the sports Aussies genuinely get passionate about, plus soccer on a participation level.
You are only famous or a household name once you are an Aussie superstar. No one except enthusiasts would be able to name more than ten to twelve current players.
It does benefit from being the only summer sport played traditionally, and that its easy to sign up and play for a team.
So yes, it is a popular sport, but not as much as people think.