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    Do some countries view cricket like horse racing ?

    A sport solely for gambling ?

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    From what I've read, and I could be wrong, that the game historically, and I mean early 1800s, flourished due to gamblers wanting to improve the team they were wagering on. Always thought it was interesting.
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    Yes, both sports adopt the horses for courses mantality.

    I believe the people of Guam (Guamese) view cricket exactly like horse racing.


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