No. Football is #1 because of its simplicity.
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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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funny.. the way things are going in NZ it may out do rugby..according to Mr Crowe...
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.
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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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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