Does cricket have a future in Canada?
• 12,000 players
• 290 clubs
• 400 teams
• 17 major leagues
• 90 junior and school teams. • Cricket has a reputation as being very civilized. It's also very slow to play, which makes it less appealing for many Canadians today - especially when it comes to watching it on TV. "A typical (World Cup) cricket match runs about eight hours, and viewing one in its entirety could mean having breakfast, lunch and dinner in front of the TV, a tough sell for any family man. It's not just entertainment; it's a major time commitment," explained a March 2007 Toronto Star article.
Program: Prime Time News
Broadcast Date: Aug. 23, 1994
Guest(s): Paul Persaud
Host: Pamela Wallin
Reporter: Lorne Matalon
Last updated: June 19, 2013
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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