Will any americans be watching the cricket all stars match at Citi Park in New York next saturday?
The ticket prices are pretty expensive but I hear they're broadcasting it pretty well
>yfw big STRONG~ americans grace us with their presence
>The ticket prices are pretty expensive
Is that really a good idea? Even if it's a novelty in New York, it seems like they'd have a hard time filling up the stadium for a sport most people have never heard of.
Yeah everyone's saying they've fucked up a bit, but the guys who run it are saying that there are tons of people in the US who have never seen Sachin play live and would pay lots to see him. Which is true, but it means the games will be 99% indians, which kills the point a bit.
Sachin is arguably the biggest sports celebrity of the last 30 years based on number of fans. Sure they're all shitty indians with bad taste, but there would be enough of them in the US to sell a few tickets.
They're playing in LA and Houston too. They're might be enough Caribs in NY to make this work.
Baseball stadiums are the only one with a big enough field for this?
I get that they have to do this during the MLB offseason, but could they have waited for football to be over too? Don't know if cricketers got something going in March, but there's so much NCAA on Saturday they wont get any casual viewers.
New yorker here. First off how poor is the rest of the world. Tickets start at 80, decent seats going for 150. Giants and Jets tickets start around 150, so tickets aren't expensive.
Second nobody gives a shit. The stadium will be packed with all the Indians from Roosevelt and Jamaica.
>random photo of me at citi field this year
Oh wow. TIL that Jonty Rhodes isn't 50 yet.
I guess if you want people you can call the gods of cricket you have to go back a little. I was down on the idea of this but on seeing all those names of the greats who were playing when I grew up I will probably be keeping an eye out for this.
This would probably do better in cricket countries though, and I don't know how many of them will know how to approach T20.
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!
This is what I assumed desu. They only just got permission for it like a few months ago it seems a bit rushed, but I suppose they only had a small period of time they could do it in
Nah I'm going to be watching LSU-Alabama
Kill yourself you fucking idiot
Sachin's Blasters: Sachin Tendulkar (c), VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene, Carl Hooper, Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock, Moin Khan, Graeme Swann, Glenn McGrath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Shoaib Akhtar, Curtly Ambrose
Warne's Warriors: Shane Warne (c), Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Michael Vaughan, Jacques Kallis, Kumar Sangakkara, Andrew Symonds, Jonty Rhodes, Saqlain Mushtaq, Wasim Akram, Daniel Vettori, Courtney Walsh, Allan Donald, Ajit Agarkar
Not enough white people desu
please accept this official invitation Big Strong Americans
>ESPN passively shitting on Baseball
Why am I not surprised?
To my understanding, aren't there games in Houston, LA, and New York? Will all three of those games be at the same time and day?