I've seen a little bit of cricket, and it looks somewhat similar to baseball. I think it'd actually be pretty fun if I knew how to play.
But, can't a single cricket game take 10+ hours? Perhaps that's why it doesn't get much publicity. Or maybe the fact it's a bunch of British guys running around in white sweaters.
Yeh, I cant see Cricket taking off in the States.
There are two forms of the game, the one day version which can take about 10hrs, or the five day version, which is played 11am-5pm for five days. Its a very tactical sport. Its a sport that very few pick up late, you either grew up with the sport and love it or absolutely hate it.