Cricket is anybody's game, all we need is a set of passionate players, one bat and a ball, even in the slums or streets it can be played. When it comes to formal games at the national or international level, the superpowers America,France,China and Russia are all 'Associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Historically, Cricket was popularized by the British, hence the nations or countries that were part of the British Empire directly or indirectly has embraced Cricket as their favorite sport. Currently, the most popular countries that play cricket (India, Pakistan, NewZealand, Australias, West Indies, Srilanka, Bangaldesh, South Africa,Zimbabwe) all were once under the British Empire. Cricket is now being played in the countries, the author has mentioned, but no does not enjoy the attention and fan following that it has in the above listed countries.