The next post will assess some of the surprisingly popular sports and their effective teams.
The second most popular sport across the globe in terms of people’s viewership is interestingly cricket, which has an extraordinary 2.5 billion followers worldwide, although that figure is potentially even higher now. Even though the sports is nowhere near the most popular sport in America, there is a huge south Asian market for the sports and as that region of the world is so populated, it adds to the massive viewership. In India the most popular sport is cricket, and in particular they really love the premier cricket league in the country which is in the twenty20 structure. One of the best teams in the division, and so the most popular, plays in Mumbai and is actually owned by Nita Ambani, a successful businesswoman. There is an unbelievable range of funding in the cricket league and it attracts the greatest footballers from around the world, and they are paid huge wages which of course pulls in the biggest footballers.
Individuals play sport for numerous good reasons but one of the biggest reasons for men and women to participate is so they can continue fit and healthy. A surprising sport participation statistic is the amount of people that use cycling as their primary source of exercise. For example, about 21% of men and women in New Zealand cycle, which is a really high percentage, so it is most likely the most popular sport in New Zealand. Many individuals would presume that rugby would be the leading sport in the nation seeing as they do love the game and are so effective at it as a nation. The popularity of cycling has been enhanced by things such as the Tour de France, which is funded vastly by the cycling teams’ owners or potential owners, such as Sir Jim Ratcliffe. When individuals watch the pros going at such high speed over unbelievable distances, it makes individuals hope to get involved in the sport, and that is an amazing thing as it helps men and women to remain fit and healthy.
Rugby football is famous in many English-speaking countries, and that is especially valid for rugby league. Rugby league differs to rugby union in a few of the laws and the style of play, however the standard structure is still the same. In England, rugby league is more famous in the north of the country whilst the southern towns normally concentrate on rugby union, it's not the most popular sport, but it is nevertheless played by many individuals, especially in towns such as Wigan or Leeds. Perhaps the largest club in England is in Wigan, and the owner Ian Lenagan controls perhaps the most esteemed rugby league side in the world. The ground is frequently referred to as the house of rugby league.