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.