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Why Cricket Is So Popular In India

Explain why cricket became popular in India and West Indies? 

Answer: Cricket became popular in India and West Indies due to following reasons: 

1. Being British colonies, cricket was established as popular sport among whites only. 

2. Initially, in India and West India, the sport became of a symbol of higher social status among the elites who wanted to copy their colonial masters. Locals were discouraged to play this sport. 

3. Later it became a became a measure of racial equality and political progress. e.g. In West Indies, many politicians saw this game a chance for self respect and international standing.
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