Now that baseball season is over, will any americans be watching the cricket match that's being played in New York this Saturday? It's like a big special one with lots of old players coming out of retirement, should be lots of fun
They even re-kitted out Citi Field for it
Your cricket players are mostly people from India or the Caribbean who play cricket in the USA. This match is between legends from a few years ago, most recently retired. It's to grow the game in the US and also for a lot of fun, because some guys from the same countries will be playing against each other, it's pretty cool
Hi, newcomers to /cric/!
It seems you have stumbled upon our nifty old sport. You're probably wondering: what the hell are these guys in whites doing? Why are they playing with a paddle? Is this a new meme? But did you know that cricket has been played for over 200 years? Wow! That's really something. Here's something that might help you understand the game more:
And while you're here, it's best if we introduce you to some of /cric/'s finest memes so you don't feel left out :) Here are a few of the classics:
>Is David Warner related to Shane Warner?
Referring to 2 famous Australian cricketers, this is a humorous play on words of current Australian batsman David Warner and Australian spin legend Shane Warne(spin is a form of bowling that you'll come to know and love). The similar personalities of the two players also makes this amusing, as it's likely that they are probably related!
>Will Smith score a century?
Another delightful play on words. Here we're referring to current Australian captain Steven Smith, and the question is whether he'll score a century. However, this question is always answered with "Will Smith is an actor m8", a reference to popular African-American actor Will Smith, someone I'm sure you're familiar with!
Daniel is a cricket fan from New Zealand well known for his idiosyncrasies, such as his worship of progressive rock, the English County Championship and infatuation with average Slavic girls(surely a step down from the babes you have in Europe or America, haha). It is common to reply to New Zealander posts with "hi daniel", as a reference to /cric/'s most popular Kiwi.
>Holly or Ellyse?
This is an ongoing debate as to who is the better looking female cricketer: Australia's Holly Ferling and Ellyse Perry(who represents Australia in both cricket and soccer - wow!)
There's so much more in /cric/ to offer! Stick around!
Why yes there are my American cousin! I think you'll find that there are a lot of famous cricketers of legend who are there to ensure that you have an enjoyable time!
For instance, Shane Warne from Australia will be playing, a man famed for being one of the greatest legspinners the world has ever seen! Here's some examples of his talents:
G'day (Australian for hello) my American pals!
Did you know America played the first ever international game of cricket? It's true! In fact, cricket used to be quite popular in America; how about that?
They jumped onto the soccer bandwagon so cricket doesn't seem to be too far. It'll take a longer time though, considering that their current team is mostly just Indians and people from the West Indies and that they're shit. Hopefully these games stir some interest in the children.