How cricket went from an old British pastime to primetime entertainment for billions

We explain the worldwide sporting phenomenon in this week’s episode of our Netflix show.

Cricket is one of the most complicated sports in the world. Invented in 19th-century London, it doesn’t have “rules”; it has “laws.” In its traditional form, a single match can go on for five days, and there are tea breaks in the middle of the game.

It is old. It is long. It is complicated. And yet it’s evolved into one of the most popular sports in the modern world. In 2015, one billion...

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