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March 4, 2006 1:52 AM   Subscribe

The Googly blog has been launched by Shiny Shiny. With the entry of China into the arena, cricket is poised to become the number one international sport.
posted by tellurian (15 comments total)

 
So, will Chinese spinners throw chinaman googlies regularly?

sorry

Seriously, cricket is not going to eclipse football. Not even the "Twenty20" version.
posted by Gyan at 2:01 AM on March 4, 2006


Gyan - 720! Chinese teams by 2009. The introduction of international One Day Cricket was a brilliant stroke. Twenty20 even more so.
posted by tellurian at 2:14 AM on March 4, 2006


Mock Mr Brittas all you like, sport really is the path to world peace!
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 2:19 AM on March 4, 2006


Twenty20 is a terrrible name. Should have called it Quicket.

Terrrible game though - you'd have to be drunk to enjoy it (not that there's anything wrong with that)
posted by wilful at 2:46 AM on March 4, 2006


Umm....sorry guys but any continent or land mass having the name "America" in it still thinks cricket is an insect.

I can never see cricket displacing soccer/football as the number one international sport. Cricket has not been adopted much by women and its rules are too confusing and even a one day game is too long for modern attention spans at mass popularity levels.

Soccer/football is just too simple and yet elegant to be displaced by cricket.
posted by skepticallypleased at 7:46 AM on March 4, 2006


bwahahaha! hahahaha! Sorry, I thought you said cricket was going to be the world's #1 sport....hehe....{ahem}

So what did you really say?
posted by zardoz at 9:57 PM on March 4, 2006


Umm....sorry guys but any continent or land mass having the name "America" in it still thinks cricket is an insect.

Relevance??? Despite your 'world series', America is not the world.
posted by wilful at 3:24 PM on March 5, 2006


hee hee! Bush gets hit with a beamer in Pakistan, unfortunately his aides wouldn't let him play with a proper ball, they used a tennis ball.
posted by tellurian at 5:43 PM on March 5, 2006


It was a bouncer, not a beamer.
posted by Gyan at 5:49 PM on March 5, 2006


Not according to this report.
"but Inzamam, not renowned for his bowling, struck the leader of the free world with a beamer."
posted by tellurian at 10:28 PM on March 5, 2006


Since we're talking about Bush, the truth may never come out.
posted by Gyan at 10:37 PM on March 5, 2006


Too true Gyan.
posted by tellurian at 10:45 PM on March 5, 2006


I really doubt that this is gonna take off in China. If anything, basketball and soccer will become even more popular than they are now.

And as for the more "obscure" sports, China's always led the way in ping pong and badminton.
posted by taschenrechner at 1:37 AM on March 6, 2006


!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Gyan at 10:11 AM on March 12, 2006


What an amazing result.
posted by tellurian at 5:10 PM on March 12, 2006


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