Apart from being a ridiculous idea, just how are they going to set the boundaries? Cricket needs a round or at least an oval shaped ground and not a rectangular ground.
As for popularity, cricket cannot even imagine equality with soccer. Merely because one billion Asians in India Pakistan and Sri Lanka follow a game, it doesn't make it as popular as soccer, which has a worldwide audience, not merely an audience in a dozen countries like cricket.
Whoever heard of a game being played for five whole days and still not producing any result ?
Re: Cricket in football stadiums ?
by Saraswat on Jul 15, 2010 03:14 PM
Result is available on sms. Watch game if there is time. In my opinion third day game is best day game. You can see both teams in action. When some time pitch cracks on 3rd day the cricket reaches to its extreme.
Re: Re: Cricket in football stadiums ?
by Rizwan Khan on Jul 15, 2010 06:09 PM
Thats rubbish. You telling that cricket is more popular than basketball??
If cricket was so popular around the world it would be in the olympics. The fact is it is not even considered for olympics proving that it is not popular. It is only popular in a handful countries around the world.
Rugby is only followed by the minority white people in south africa. Football is the peoples game. To call rugby more popular than football in south africa is totally off the mark. The way the people embraced the game of football during the world cup proves that no sport can come anywhere near football in african countries. Rugby is followed by white people living in africa. Black people who africa belongs too do not care about rugby. Cricket is again a WHITE sport. followed by a small minority in south africa. I would say 2% of south africa would follow cricket. mainly WHITE people!
Remember Africa is a black dominated contintent, just because some white people invaded these countries does not makes their sports popular. Football is the game of the people. Please refer to TV veiwing figures. Football games broke all records in south africa.
Re: South Africa
by abhishek singh on Jul 15, 2010 11:20 AM
Rugby is most popular game of SA like NZ. Football is most popular game of England.Basketball is most popular game in countries that constitute WI. Which leaves us with 5 odd countries who take Cricket seriously.
Re: Re: South Africa
by Rizwan Khan on Jul 15, 2010 01:31 PM
THe most popular sport in south africa is FOOTBALL. The world cup has proved this. Rugby is only popular to white people in south africa. The peoples came is FOOTBALL. Ask the public how they embraced the football world cup. Rugby is only followed by white people living in africa!! Remember AFRICA has 99% black people! Cricket is almost a non-entity. Please do not compare this silly lazy sport to football
Re: Re: South Africa
by Kurt on Jul 15, 2010 12:39 PM
foolish abhishekh the games u mentioned are all winter sports except basketball.Cricket is the most favoured summer sports in all these countries.Basketball generated more money and hence got the windie kids interested.IPl generates better money so we shall see the windie kids back with cricket
Re: Re: South Africa
by Swapnil Potdar on Jul 15, 2010 01:29 PM
Officially, Cricket is second most popular game in the world after Football. There is no question of taking something seriously or not. If 3 billion people play a particular game that game has to be better than most of the games. Why underestimate ourselves thinking that europeans dont play it?
SA shd have seen hw japan build their stadiums when they hosted WC Football. In Japan all football stadium'a are used for Baseball also. These stadiums have seating arrangement change facility. Viewers seats gets arranged as per the sport played i.e Football or Baseball.
Re: What a joke
by hinduhitler on Jul 15, 2010 10:22 AM
Football doesn't require any skill just kick the ball, if u cant kick the ball kick the opponent. cricket is a highly intelligent game, people like u cannot understand bec u are use to watching ball kicking around without any sense and purpose. before commenting learn about the game. u will sh.t in ur pants if u face a brett lee's bowling. u dont even know what is speed pace, ur watching football which uncle pedro and fransis play in ur society compound