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Hi :-) Is it true that in India, everyone loves cricket? Do they like to play cricket themselves, or watch cricket on the television? I live in Australia and everyone loves cricket here, and I read that in India everyone loves cricket too. Is that true? Thanks heaps for your time :-) Kind Regards, from Christina :-)

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Good morning Christina,
Apologies for the late reply, I couldnot check the mail for a few days.
The answer is both yes and no

yes, everyone loves cricket- in Northern and Western states of India. (Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Mumbai, et al)
But people in South India love chess, Tennis, Squash and Badminton more. (Andhra, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamilnadu)
People in North Eastern India love football and boxing more. (Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur et al)

Indians also admire Australian cricketers especially, Steve Waugh both his cricket and cancer-charity work.
Since the inception of Indian premiere league and the accusations of match fixing, the fan-base is gradually declining though. The patriotic fervor like during matches of India vs Pakistan or India vs Australia is not longer present. Nowadays Indian watch cricket yes, but mostly for "timepass-entertainment".  

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I'm an Indian who lives in India and I'm NOT a travel agent. I can specifically tell you what precautions you should take while travelling in India. for example, In Gujarat State of India, Liquor is prohibited except a very few licenced hotels. In Goa recently 2 teenagers were raped and police hasn't got anyone convicted. In many places, people pose as 'guides' but instead they drug and loot the travellers. There are laws that prohibit kissing and hugging in public places between opposite sexes. In many places, shopkeeper and hotel people charge double money to Foreigners (you see 1$ = 50 Rs. so when guy says 4$ for something you'll think wow its cheap but in reality he sells the same thing for 50 cents to a native Indian person and cheats you cause you don't know the real price.) The Kasmir and some north Indian states, and in Eastern states of india suffer from terrorism, maoist rebels and seperatist insurgents. If you wander around in hostile places you might get in run in to Trouble. as I said ago, I'm not a travel agent, all I can tell you is how you should behave and what precautions you should take while travelling in India.

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I'm not a travel agent, but being an Indian who follows every news and current affairs around India, I can tell you how you should behave and what precautions you should take,while travelling in India.

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