Which crickets are in the cricket world today?
Posted On July 18, 2021
The cricket world is a small one.
It is also, like, a big place.
There are hundreds of cricket teams and hundreds of crickets.
And all of them are on the verge of collapse.
This is not the kind of world that we imagined in 2010, when crickets were a new thing.
Crickets are the best food in the world.
There is a cricket museum in the city of Delhi.
And yet, the cricket universe is shrinking.
As the BBC recently reported, there are just 12 crickets left in India, the country’s biggest crickets-producing country.
That’s down from more than 400 million in 2010.
And as of late, cricket is a distant memory in many parts of the world: in the United States, India is the only cricket-loving nation that has never hosted an ICC World Cup.
The next World Cup, scheduled for 2022, will be played in the country, and cricket is in crisis there, too.
The Indian crickets will be gone.
The cricket game in India is dying.
Raja Nath has a Ph.
D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Nottingham.
He lives in Delhi, and he tweets at @raajnath_a.
This piece has been updated to correct the spelling of the city in the caption.