sanjay s asked in SportsCricket · 1 decade ago

Is cricket famous in Canada?

I want to know.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    not very much but its popularity is slowly rising ~

    Its hard to believe that~ Cricket was once the most popular sport in Canada until the early 20th Century before it was overtaken by hockey. Cricket was so popular it was declared the national sport by John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada.

    Cricket, today, is a popular minority sport in Canada, although it is growing. Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Canada.

    Canada has well over 40,000 cricketers across Canada While Canada is not sanctioned to play Test matches, the team does take part in One Day International (ODI) matches and also in first-class games (in the ICC Intercontinental Cup) against other non-Test-playing opposition, with the rivalry against the United States being as strong in cricket as it is in other team sports. There are a few grounds in Canada that are sanctioned by the ICC to host official ODI's.

    The most famous Canadian cricketer is John Davison, who was born in Canada and participated in the Cricket World Cup in both 2003 and 2007. At the 2003 World Cup, Davison hit the fastest century in tournament history against the West Indies in what was ultimately a losing cause. In that World Cup he also smashed a half century at a strike rate of almost 200 against New Zealand. One year later, in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against the USA, he proved the difference between the two sides taking 17 wickets for 137 runs as well as scoring 84 runs of his own. In the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, John Davison scored the second-fastest half-century against New Zealand. Canada has participated in the 1979, 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups.

    Canada has traditionally had a strong Women's team. Also The Canadian Under 19 team have competed in the Under 19 World Cup on two occasions. In 2002, they were eliminated in the first round, meaning they competed in the plate competition, in which they did not win a game. They repeated this performance in the 2004 competition. ~

    The FIRST EVER INTERNATION CRICKET MATCH was played by Canada and USA in 1844. ~

    This international fixture even outdates the Olympics by over 50 years.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No not at all!!

    Cricket is only possible in summers (may to september).

    If somebody develop Ice Cricket, (like Ice Hockey) Canada is suitable and will be famous here.

    cheers

  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, but, all I can say is that it is a LOT in India.

    You don't know, Indians get up at 3 in the morning to play in their local park or something.

    You'll never find an Indian who doesn't like cricket !

    You might, but it's very rare...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    CANADA IS THE BEST CRICKET TEAM THEY HAVE A GOOD ATTACK " RIZWAN CHEEMA" COULD MAKE CANADA WIN IF HE WANTS HE IS A BRILLIANT PLAYER CANADA IS THE BEST CRICKET TEAM I HAVE EVER SEEN GOOD LUCK CANADA

  • 1 decade ago

    Sadly not

  • 1 decade ago

    not at all

    Source(s): im canadian soo... my brain
  • 1 decade ago

    no

    Source(s): kashikooler979.brain
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