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why dosnt canada play cricket ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by matey, Nov 25, 2012.


  1. matey

    matey

    Sep 17, 2012
    wild wild oz
    Just wondering seeing there is a lot of north americans here, being from oz and having to endure cricket all summer long and the boxing day test which is just to prove how dull a day can get . So Canada is part of the commonwealth so why dont they make the Canadians play this stupid game :confused::bag::ninja:
     
  2. Why is Canada the only one in the Commonwealth that plays ice hockey?
     
  3. matey

    matey

    Sep 17, 2012
    wild wild oz
    probbally on a professional level but plenty of people play ice hocky here
     
  4. It's because baseball is much more popular in Canada than anywhere else in the Commonwealth, owing to its proximity to the United States. Growing up in Canada all I remember ever doing was playing hockey in the winter and baseball in the summer. I don't ever remember anyone playing cricket, other than some Jamaican or Pakistani expats playing the occasional cricket match in public parks here and there.
     
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  6. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Ask The Queen. She's in charge.

    Oh, and matey....your threads and posts are becoming increasingly challenging to decipher. The grammar police have yet to pounce....just a friendly heads-up.
     
  7. +1 to all that!

    None of it made any sens! The only reason i know what we are talking about is the thread title... Bloody convicts and their strange dialect!
     
  8. matey

    matey

    Sep 17, 2012
    wild wild oz
    damm my dislexia no wonder im so missunderstood

    :help:
     
  9. You better not diss cricket, matey. In me, you have the resident crazy Indian cricket fan here :ninja:
     
  10. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    So is that like, not hockey?
     
  11. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Hey champ...you following the second Test?
     
  12. I wish I wasn't :p Well, frankly, I didn't exactly 'follow' it today, owing, in part, to an exam that I had and also to the fact that our batting was getting humiliated.
     
  13. capnjim

    capnjim

    Mar 13, 2008
    We tried it once, but it was too long a game to play and it got in the way of the beer drinking.
     
  14. matey

    matey

    Sep 17, 2012
    wild wild oz
    i think if it was more like this, it would get better coverage



     
  15. I'm sure there will be some level of cricket played in Canada. You'll just not have the same level of excited coverage :p

    Also, regarding Ice Hockey, it is played at a professional (well, semi pro in some cases) in the UK. Though granted, the Elite League (UK & Ireland league) is nowhere near the standard of the NHL.

    We also have Gridiron, though in Scotland at least, its only amateur. We had a Pro team, but it didn't stick.
     
  16. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    You're doing it wrong then. Up to five days - there's a lot of drinking you can fit in as a spectator, and enough 'drinks breaks' as a player. :D
     
  17. Anthbass

    Anthbass

    Jul 24, 2006
    Canada
    My wife and I once lived in Little India, in Toronto. One of my finest memories is of sitting on my back porch, beer in hand, watching a cadre of Pakistani folks playing cricket in the evenings at a baseball diamond adjacent the yard. After months of being a spectator, I still had no clue as to what the hell the point of all this was (or why one would do it, for that matter), but I sure enjoyed watching the fracas.
     
  18. Tch tch tch.

    If only they knew that a Canadian player held the record for the fastest century in World Cup cricket, which he made in the 2003 World Cup. He's been eclipsed since, but is still 3rd on the all time list. Interestingly, at no. 1, still, is Kevin O'Brien from Ireland, who are also 'minnows'.

    *Edit* Just saying, but in case you guys didn't know, Canada has a cricket team and it's one of the better 'associate' teams. It does consist, primarily, of Indian subcontinent/Caribbean origin players, though. There were even a few major cricket series conducted at the Toronto Cricket Skating And Curling Club in the late 1990's.
     
  19. matey

    matey

    Sep 17, 2012
    wild wild oz
    that was informative, we have a big canadian dude who plays aussie rules football for the sydney swans also we won the cup this year :hyper:
     
  20. Randyt

    Randyt Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    As a canadian...and have played in many competitive divisions...If Im not skating or running across a rink or pitch to hit someone...Im not playing it...its just not fun!!!!LOL
    I have played cricket before...it is in Toronto down in the beaches area...
    For me it was hockey in winter and Lacrosse in the summer!! oh and summer hockey too!
     
  21. I'd still say it's fairly true, it just isn't as big culturally big and isn't as widely viewed by the public. It doesn't mean there isn't outstanding players from the country, just that Joe Public isn't as interested so it has less media coverage.

    I can also understand your passion, the other PhD student in my research group is Indian, as is my second supervisor. Lets just say they were a tad excitable and distracted during the early months of last year!