This month is an important month for the cricket lovers. The International Cricket Competition (ICC) is held this month. For the first time, this competition is held in India. Like Indonesia which is known a badminton lover country, India itself is known as a cricket lover country. Apparently, this fact inspires Google to make a lot of doodles about this event. In these doodles, Google makes a cross which is formed from two cricket’s bat and a ball between them. The bat’s design is represented the flags of the country who battle in the game on the appropriate day.
Talking about cricket and India, it is interesting to know how cricket become popular in India. Cricket in India was firstly popularized by British colonial on 1600’s. As they did to other countries, the colonials always made a trading company. In this case, British built an East India Company (EIC) in India. From the British people who worked in this EIC, the Indian people begin to know about crikcet. The British man and woman play cricket whenever and wherever they can. Their cricket activities, slowly but surely, was accepted by Indian people. Then, in 1639, EIC expanded their region in India and built the Madras city. Inside built this city as a trading city, they also built it with a lot of cricket centers. Finally, when the British colonialism in India was over, this cricket centers was nationalized and cricket become a very popular sport in India.