Cricket is the most popular sports in India. There is even a TV channel dedicated to cricket only. The first Cricket club know as such was born in 1792, in Calcutta.
Rather that watching a game on TV, I had a great chance to see one on the playground, next to my place.
The countries playing cricket nowadays were, of course, those tat belonged to the English Raj (English empire): New Zealand, Australia, South Africa… India won the latest Cricket World Cup, in 2011 – Next one will take place in 2015.