Talk:Cricket

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Just a quick note. Cricket is something which I can only barely understand. Even after transcribing the rules the game still seems borderline incomprehensible. Yet it seems likely that it would be even more popular in IB than *here* where it is a very popular sport. For some reason. So I thought I'd include this article, allowing folks to use it as something with which to use in their fleshing out of IB. Besides, maybe some of you can figure out what the rules mean... Zahir 07:05, 14 January 2006 (PST)

Not that I understand cricket all that much myself, but I do know that cricket *here* is nowhere near as popular in Wales (and certainly not Scotland) as it is in England. Deiniol 08:56, 14 January 2006 (PST)
I re-read the article, and nowhere does it actually state that cricket is terribly popular in either Scotland or Kemr. Indeed, the game is mostly associated with England. However, among countries that don't have cricket this perception is largely lost. Zahir 09:29, 14 January 2006 (PST)
Batavia ought to be on that list too. Cricket is reasonably popular in the Netherlands *here*. Or at least strong enough so that they can put in a good showing at the Cricket World Cup. --Kgaughan 15:23, 14 January 2006 (PST)
Is it? Honestly, that surprises me! Not that I'm much of a sports fan, so don't take my word for, but as far as I can tell, it's definitely not in the Top-10 of most popular sports (snooker and darts, for example, are fár more popular). —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 17:23, 15 January 2006 (PST)
Neither is baseball in Quebec but we still had 2 professional teams (on which the Expats story is based). I also learned that Montreal as its own pro-soccer team part of FIFA and most people wouldn't know. Maybe cricket is very popular with a specific segment of the dutch population ? --Marc Pasquin 16:53, 16 January 2006 (PST)
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