Cricket has serious English roots since the Tudor period. In the phrase “empire where the sun never dives” away, cricket goes as far as British colonialism will allow it. It’s safe to say that the bat-and-ball game does not only exist after colonialism but also thrives.
However, the problem that is being mentioned here is that the favorite is cricket, which is the most popular sport in the world after football. A game has found an undisputed niche at the top. Making a case for cricket is the second most popular in the world is not an unsubstantiated statement, but the case is strong.
The fanfare and fervor that cricket commands are mainly due to South Asia’s population accounting for one-fifth of the world population. India – where cricket is almost like a fake game with a population of over one billion people, combined with astonishing viewership from Pakistan, England, Australia and other countries that make cricket a sport is the second most viewed in the world. This phenomenon narrows the competition for cricket and basketball for second place. Perhaps, this basically brings other parameters like money and global popularity into the equation.
To get ahead of the curve, the International Cricket Council (ICC) combines game dynamics. When the cruel test format of cricket could not attract patrons, ICC introduced cricket beyond the limit. But at the beginning of the 21st century, the format of overs limits also began to lose its charm. This, in turn, paved the way for a Twenty20 format that proved to be the talent of cricket.
In the defense of basketball, the game is turning into a global sport from its home country. The ball game boasts of some professional US-based tournaments, something, cricket falls short. The professional leagues in cricket are largely limited to areas where sports are primarily strong.