Some former British colonies, from India to Australia to the nations of the West Indies, have notable cricket teams and a significant number of cricket fans.

However, this is not the same everywhere. While countries such as Canada and Kenya have teams that have played in the World Cup in the past, cricket doesn't seem to excite the same passions that it does elsewhere.

Countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Malawi and Zambia don't even meet this criterion. The latter two are particularly striking outliers given their proximity to Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Why is this the case?

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