saying people don't have time to watch cricket, is a fair comment and holds alot of truth in this day and age. the thing that most cricket lovers and i for one don't understand is america also had a period in it's time when there was no t.v. work was 9-5 mon-fri entertainment was nothing more than a board game like monopoly. (early 19th century) why did they turn the game of cricket inside-out and make up a hoach poach game like baseball.
the real reason is america wanted to be differ'nt and unique and anything europe was going to be left in europe, this included sports such as soccer, rugby and cricket. gridiron and baseball were both shaped from rugby and cricket, and it's only in the last 5-8 years has america started to embrace soccer and compete.