Countries Where Cricket is the Most Popular Sport

Name the countries of the world in which cricket is the most popular spectator or participatory sport.
Source: Wikipedia Articles of the individual countries
Answers are sovereign nations, not necessarily cricketing teams
Quiz by KingEureka
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Last updated: May 21, 2020
First submittedMay 19, 2020
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Continent
Country
Asia
Afghanistan
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Asia
Bangladesh
North America
Barbados
North America
Grenada
South America
Guyana
Asia
India
Continent
Country
Asia
Nepal
Asia
Pakistan
Asia
Sri Lanka
North America
St Kitts and Nevis
North America
St Lucia
North America
St Vincent and the Grenadines
North America
Trinidad and Tobago
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Level 63
Jun 17, 2020
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Level 69
May 20, 2020
Loving the amount of new quizzes being featured! :D
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Level 23
Jun 25, 2020
Where is Australia?
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Level 15
Jul 5, 2020
Cricket isn't the most popular sport in Australia
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Level 34
May 28, 2021
I'm an Aussie and yeah it is
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Level 63
Jul 23, 2022
Yeah, no
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Level 65
Jul 23, 2022
Cricket has the most registered players of any sport in Australia with over 1.5 million(source: https://takeatumble.com.au/insights/10-most-popular-sports-in-australia/). It is also popular across the whole country, whereas AFL is only really popular in Victoria, SA, WA, NT and Tasmania; and Rugby League in NSW and Queensland. It also gets a lot of media coverage, and the game, and the national team, has a more profound place in the national psyche than any other sport.
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Level 48
Jul 23, 2022
It is a large land mass in the South Pacific.
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Level 61
May 20, 2020
Congrats on your first feature!
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Level 63
May 20, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 82
May 20, 2020
Not enough time! 90 seconds to type 14 answers is quite the rush!
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Level 75
May 20, 2020
yes - a bit more time would be appreciated, please.
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Level 63
May 20, 2020
Increased the time by 45 Seconds
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Level 72
May 20, 2020
Got Grenada with 1 second left
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Level 85
May 21, 2020
Why am I having to do this quiz again within the Space of 24 hours?
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Level ∞
May 21, 2020
There was an error. (Nepal was missing). No one pointed it out until after I had featured the quiz.
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Level 74
Jun 17, 2020
Great. Had I done this quiz before the inclusion, I would have got 100%.
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Level 72
May 22, 2020
I thought Afghans preferred batting a goat carcass into a goal (buzkashi).
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Level 63
May 23, 2020
Haha , but with growing Indian influence in Afghanistan, Cricket has steadily overtaken. India's primary Milk producer Amul is the sponsor of the Afghanistan Cricket Team :)
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Level 48
Apr 10, 2022
Woah check out my sports picture quiz...
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Level 66
May 23, 2020
South Africa is missing in the list. One of the top country missed in the list
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Level 63
May 23, 2020
Incorrect! Although Cricket Is fairly Popular in South Africa, Association Football continues To Be the Most Popular Sport!
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Level 82
May 27, 2020
And, at a guess, I'd say rugby union means cricket comes in third...
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Level 70
Jun 17, 2020
I was also expecting Australia and New Zealand to make the list... but upon further research, they have a lot of other popular sports (Australian football, rugby, etc.) so it seems that, as popular as cricket is, it can't be considered dominant.
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Level 43
Jul 23, 2022
Rugby union is like a religion in NZ, cricket is a distant second in popularity.
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Level 63
Jun 17, 2020
Love this quiz and the cricket repping! Congrats on your first feature!
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Level 63
Jun 17, 2020
Thanks :)
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Level 20
Jun 17, 2020
i literally guessed grenada & st kitts but couldn't guess bangladesh.
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Level 43
Apr 10, 2021
same-
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2020
What about the Bahamas?
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Level 70
Oct 4, 2021
Test playing nations clearly have cricket as their most popular sport during home series against other test nations. In Australia cricket is definitely the most popular summer sport and this is the measure that should be used.

The quiz is therefore nonsensical. Missing test nations are Zimbabwe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and of course England. The Caribbean countries in the quiz assemble a single test team; the West Indies but they have their own identities and their own domestic competition which is actually an international competition.

Other countries play domestic cricket but it is a minor sport such as Canada, Netherlands, Ireland and China (Hong Kong)

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Level 66
Apr 12, 2022
Interesting to see that all of the Lesser Antilles are on here except for Dominica
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Level 73
May 3, 2022
Yes, the Wikipedia article does not specifically say what the most popular sport is in Dominica, but I suspect it might be cricket.
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Level 71
Jul 27, 2022
The source provided is very dodgy. It doesn't use the wikipedia article of Dominica (as stated in the instructions), it's a list that says Dominica is not included because of a 2-line stub article that randomly claims football is the most popular sport with no supporting evidence.

The actual wikipedia page for Dominica implies that cricket is the most popular sport, and research on Google heavily suggests it is too.

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Level 36
Jul 4, 2022
West Indies? England?Australia? New Zealand
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Level 83
Jul 23, 2022
You think cricket is the #1 most popular sport in England?
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Level 45
Jul 23, 2022
England = football

Australia = aussie rules/ rugba leeg

new zealand = rugby union

west indies = is not a country

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Level 66
Jul 23, 2022
You have to keep in mind some of the nations which can play in the in the West Indies cricket team are not recognized countries (e.g.-St. Martin).
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Level 57
Jul 23, 2022
It’s weird how this sport was popularised by the United Kingdom but it isn’t the most popular sport in the United Kingdom.
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Level 45
Jul 23, 2022
not really, the UK invented alot of sports, and only one of them can be the most popular
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Level 41
Jul 25, 2022
Also, in England it is historically more a game for the elite classes - like rugby - and the masses have more numbers.

It is way down the list in Northern Ireland, probably less popular in Scotland as it hasn't got the weather for it and probably is not even the most popular summer sport in Cardiff. I'd guess that was probably baseball (of the traditional variety).

But Hey-ho. Glamorgan stand a chance of being promoted from Div 2 this year if they keep current form up.

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Level 32
Jul 23, 2022
Separate the West Indies countries, and add the to the list.
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2022
Nepal is a bit of a surprise because they don't have as large of a cricket presence on the international stage as their neighbors. I looked up their team and it seems that their national team is still relatively new. It'll be interesting seeing where it goes from here in the future.
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Level 45
Jul 23, 2022
IMO it's kind of boring just spamming countries, hoping to get it right.

I think it'd be more fun to see something like a random stat included as a hint.

Ex:

-This North American country has a population of 112,000 and uses English as the official language- answer Grenada..

-This Asian country is 90% Muslim, and became independent in 1971 following a war with Pakistan. It has been democratic since 1990- answer Bangladesh

At least I feel like I'm learning something useful that way

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Level 61
Jul 24, 2022
Wondering is Maldives makes it to the list now. Also Bhutan, maybe?
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Level 73
Jul 27, 2022
No Jamaica?
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Level 21
Jul 27, 2022
All of the Caribbean Islands that play cricket should be classified as South America instead of North America, similar to Guyana.
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Level 71
Jul 28, 2022
There's no perfect way of dividing the world. Classing Trinidad as North America is utterly ludicrous though.
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Level 63
Jul 28, 2022
That's the site's standard, not my decision.
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Level 71
Jul 28, 2022
Funny how a silly map issue gets an immediate response, but evidence that the source might be wrong is met with silence.

The source isn't the individual articles of all the countries, it's a little list that has been taken to be gospel truth. Maybe correct that.

Here is the source, supposedly "Wikipedia": https://pastebin.com/5G5vzuTM

It's a genuinely stupid site to base a quiz from, and a little investigation would sort out the Dominica question. Perhaps sometimes there doesn't have to be a featured quiz on something...

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Level 63
Jul 28, 2022
I made this quiz 2 years ago, will review the source after my exams end. Will probably use spectator attendance as a metric.
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Level ∞
Jul 28, 2022
The source is the Wikipedia articles of the individual countries. How do I know? Because I researched it myself when reviewing this quiz.

Furthermore, Trinidad is considered part of North America:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America

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Level 71
Jul 30, 2022
The source isn't the Wikipedia articles of the individual countries. Am I being redirected to a different source to you on this or what? It's just a list of included and excluded countries, with links to wikipedia articles as evidence. Those articles are *not* all country articles though.

Dominica is in the "excluded" list, but the evidence is an unsourced stub article unconnected to Dominica's country article. The Dominica country article clearly implies that cricket is the most popular sport.

Furthermore, Trinidad is a clear continuation of Venezuela, but I'm happy to agree to disagree on that point.