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    Quote Originally Posted by haroon510 View Post
    it depends.. if we get cricketers like dravid and kallis in near future.. hell no.. the 20 twenty game has the potential to be as good as a football game.. if the right players are played on the game..
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    No. Football is #1 because of its simplicity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    I can see ricket a clear #2 in the not so distant future.
    If it isnt allready.
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    Yes the clear second team-sport is a much more viable option.

    It's such a muddled picture. The money of the big U.S. sports against the people watching of the other often colonially based sports, which have the numbers.

    Hate American sports, don't like egg-chasing, so I'd be delighted if cricket in any form could become the undisputed number two.
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    Cricket needs to spread around the world more for it to become more popular and as it took 20 years for a team (Sri Lanka) to enter international cricket and become competitive, I don't think it'll happen for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Bunny View Post
    If it isnt allready.
    I think there is a case of Rugby and Basketball being more popular then cricket at the moment, but if this 20/20 stuff takes off then I can see cricket taking the # 2 position.

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    funny.. the way things are going in NZ it may out do rugby..according to Mr Crowe...
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    Not a hope in hell. It's grown so incredibly slowly over the last 200 years and is far too complicated to ever catch on worldwide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger View Post
    funny.. the way things are going in NZ it may out do rugby..according to Mr Crowe...
    Missed this. What did Crowe say?

    Doubt it'll ever outdo rugby. On the radio I hear people bitching about the new rule all the time but every game of TV has more people than an NZ ODI or even a 20/20.

    If we get a good cricket team though then the fair weather supporters who flit between sports might actualy stick around for a while. Until we lose.
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    No, I don't think that it will. I've always found cricket to a touch more intellectually-based, as a game, than soccer (or football).
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    It won't, even with the Twenty20 game attracting massive crowds.

    Football is too large in Asia, Africa and South America whereas cricket is generally only a sport played in countries that were originally part of the British Empire.
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    Try and explain the LBW law to someone who has never watched cricket... and then look at their face.

    Cricket will never become bigger than football/soccer.
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    Never. Last year in Estonia, a Swiss guy said cricket was a funny game, I was impressed he knew of it in the first place. You can play football almost anywhere you like, cricket you can't (well properly and that said I have played a game of it in hallways and in the classroom).
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