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    How did you actually get into cricket, Daemon? I know you have some sort of Indian heritage; do your parent(s) follow the game?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    It is. They started off as 90% expats but the percentage is shifting now. The dude who smashed the ton is a home grown player.
    Is cricket a popular sport in Singapore. The only way non SC expats would start playing is if the general population starts taking interest in the game
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    How did you actually get into cricket, Daemon? I know you have some sort of Indian heritage; do your parent(s) follow the game?
    My mom sort of does, but she's just a casual fan. I didn't care much for Cricket until about 12, when I first entered Secondary School. We were asked to go to tryouts for all the sports in our first week there and I got selected for Cricket and Hockey because I could field (didn't even know how to hold a bat ftr ), but I chose to go for Cricket because one of my friends was joining it too.

    Started following the game with more interest after that and modeled myself after a right handed Irfan Pathan. Was progressing really well until 17-18 where I sort of stagnated and others overtook me. Haven't played much cricket since. aka Irfan Pathan. Maybe I'll make a comeback someday if I can get my lazy arse out of bed during my off days.

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    Is cricket a popular sport in Singapore. The only way non SC expats would start playing is if the general population starts taking interest in the game
    It's gaining popularity, but once again, mainly with the 3rd generation of expat kids, who are Singaporean by nationality but Indian/Pakistani/Australian by race. The Chinese blokes don't take to it, although there have been a few of them who've reached national level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    My mom sort of does, but she's just a casual fan. I didn't care much for Cricket until about 12, when I first entered Secondary School. We were asked to go to tryouts for all the sports in our first week there and I got selected for Cricket and Hockey because I could field (didn't even know how to hold a bat ftr ), but I chose to go for Cricket because one of my friends was joining it too.
    That's pretty interesting; you basically got into it as a genuine Singaporean - had friends playing, played school cricket - as opposed to just being the descendant of an Indian ex-pat. That's pretty encouraging for the game there.


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    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    frankly i don't see how you can play cricket without chewing gum #hopethisjokehasn'tbeenmade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    That's pretty interesting; you basically got into it as a genuine Singaporean - had friends playing, played school cricket - as opposed to just being the descendant of an Indian ex-pat. That's pretty encouraging for the game there.
    That's sort of true, but the fact remains that if I didn't know what cricket was before I joined school I'd have probably gone for Hockey. The friend that got me to join it was Indian as well.

    I don't really have a problem with our team being full of expats at the moment, I mean England is one of the biggest cricketing nations out there and even they have a few, but in the future I'm hoping we see more homegrown players breaking into the national side. Once that happens then we'll be able to move on to spreading the game to the Chinese, Malay and local Indian (Tamil) population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    dont get the joke but never been a fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    dont get the joke but never been a fan
    chewing gum's banned in singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    chewing gum's banned in singapore

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    People bring gum back from Malaysia all the time though. Have a couple of boxes left in my stash as well.

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