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Old 10-01-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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Toronto Cricket Club was established in 1827.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toront...d_Curling_Club

In 1800s,there are many instances of USA and Canada playing Cricket matches with each other. Instead of National Team, it was more likely clubs from these countries. Apparently first recorded International Cricket Rivalry is said to be between USA and Canada.

The oldest international contest of them all | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

INTERNATIONAL CRICKET MATCH. - United States vs. Canada. - NYTimes.com

I think that with the advent of Baseball, Cricket just persihed in both these countries.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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I recently saw people playing cricket at a park here in Winnipeg. They appeared to be South Asian. The only other place I have seen people playing cricket was in Parc-ex in Montreal, and it was also a group of south Asians. It looks fun, I would like to try it.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Yours and A/J's assessment are hitting the target as a game requiring a large groomed lawn area with a starched white uniform to play just wasn't in the cards for a predominantly agrarian society to grasp onto.

Getting all dressed up in white pants and shirts with nice little white caps and shoes was probably fine for the landed gentry but factory/millworkers, and others in downtown Toronto would have seen it a waste of time to wear whites out into coal dust suffused air of the day.

If the few cricket matches I've attended in the Kitchener Waterloo area are representative of the sampling across Canada, it is, as has been suggested, the Caribbean and Far eastern natives keeping the game alive.
So how then did cricket catch on with working class South Asians? It's a pretty common sight to see kids in India and Pakistan play cricket on a beat up vacant lot, not unlike North Americans playing baseball.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:48 AM
 
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Toronto Cricket Club was established in 1827.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toront...d_Curling_Club
I've been to that club many times with club members. It has a nice patio next to the cricket pitch, where food and beverages are served, and on nice summer evenings, it is not uncommon to see a game of cricket being played.

But the TCSCC is more than just cricket--it has a skating rink, and has sent a number of figure skaters to the Olympics and world championships. It also has curling, and squash, and tennis, and lawn bowling. From my contacts there, none of whom play cricket, I am given to understand that cricket is a very small part of the club's business, and most of that comes from non-members who basically rent the grounds for their games. But it is still fun to watch from the patio, and to try to figure out how the game works.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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So how then did cricket catch on with working class South Asians? It's a pretty common sight to see kids in India and Pakistan play cricket on a beat up vacant lot, not unlike North Americans playing baseball.
Actually Soccer and Hockey (Field) were more popular in India Pakistan with Working class while Cricket was considered game of the Elites.
Poor performance and limited International success moved common public interest towards Cricket where atleast they can say that India or Pakistan defeated England or Australia. In Football they never got that opportunity and Hockey Gold Medals in Olympics dried up by 1970s. All those fans became Cricket lovers.
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