The Japanese word for cricket is kuriketto (English loanword) and a cricket ball is kuriketto bōru. Find similar words in the table below.
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Interesting facts about cricket in Japan
Around 3,000 adults play cricket in Japan so it’s definitely a minor sport. On the other hand, about 14,000 Japanese children are exposed to the sport each and every year so it could potentially grow in popularity in the future.
The Japan Cricket Association was formed in 1984 and they are the governing body for the sport within the country. They organize all local cricket games held in Japan and also manages the Japan national cricket team and the Japan women’s national cricket team. Visit the official website here.