Cricket, the quintessential ‘gentleman’s game’ was largely spread by the British during the days of empire. However, countries not a part of the modern Commonwealth of Nations are largely unaware of the game and this has stifled the growth of the cricket gloves market. Cricket gloves are not multi-purpose and can only be used while playing the game further restraining their marketability as an all-purpose sports accessory. In addition, cricket needs a specially curated pitch that has to be maintained throughout the year and it cannot be used during intense rains. This further reinforces the idea that cricket is a game reserved for the privileged, leading to lesser prospects for the cricket gloves market.
There are three main types of cricket gloves– sausage finger cricket gloves, multi-piece cricket gloves, and a hybrid of the two. The sausage design is the traditional approach preferred by professional players as these provide slightly better protection. The materials used to manufacture cricket gloves are calf leather, sheep leather, and even cotton.
The Fact.MR report on the cricket gloves market anticipates that it will witness a sluggish CAGR of 2.7% from 2017-2022 and be worth approx. US$ 60 million by the end of 2022.
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Sausage Finger Gloves & Multi-Piece Gloves - an Equal Opportunity
The sausage finger cricket gloves and the multi-piece cricket gloves segment both account for a revenue share of more than a third in the cricket gloves market by product type. The multi-piece cricket glove segment is slightly larger and is anticipated to be worth approx. US$ 22 million by the end of 2022. The popularity of cricket in the highly populous APEJ region, particularly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka ensures that companies making both forms of gloves types focus their attention on this dynamic region.
200mm-210mm Glove Segment Nearly Half the Cricket Gloves Market
The 200mm-210mm glove segment is the largest segment in the cricket gloves market by a considerable margin and companies would do well to take this into account. APEJ alone is touching 40% of the 200mm-210mm glove segment and is poised to exceed US$ 11 million by the end of the forecast period. Another important glove size is the 175mm-190mm segment and this is expected to have a revenue share of roughly a third of the cricket gloves market. Key stakeholders in the cricket gloves market would do well to target Europe in the 175mm-190mm segment.
The Fact.MR report on the cricket gloves market has profiled some of the prominent companies actively involved in the cricket gloves market. These include Adidas AG, Nike, PUMA, Reebok International, MRF, ASICS Corporation, Gray-Nicolls Limited, Kookaburra Sport Pty, Cosco (India) Limited, and Playground Sports (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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Cricket, though considered a ‘gentleman’s game’, has been unable to shake off its image as a quintessentially English game with complex rules. While football is played across the world, cricket is largely followed in the Commonwealth of Nations that severely limits the appeal of cricket gloves in countries that were not once part of the British Empire. In addition to this, it is virtually impossible to play the game in adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain as a waterlogged pitch can make the ball incapable of bouncing, resulting in a virtual ‘game over’.
This creates a ‘chicken and egg’ situation where the game cannot be played in countries that do not actively follow it and have poor weather, reducing the scope of selling cricket gloves there. The report, compiled by Fact.MR, provides in-depth analysis of the global cricket gloves market for the forecast period 2017-2022, and offers key insights about future market direction.
The scope of Fact.MR’s report is to analyze the global cricket gloves market for the forecast period 2017-2022 and provide readers an unbiased and accurate analysis. Cricket gloves manufacturers, stakeholders, and suppliers in the global sports industry can benefit from the analysis offered in this report. This report offers a comprehensive analysis, which can be of interest to leading trade magazines and sports journals.
The report commences with a brief information of the global cricket gloves market. This executive summary sets the tone for the rest of the report, providing users the scope of the report. The executive summary includes important facts and statistics on the global cricket gloves market.
The next section offers an overview of the cricket gloves market. This comprises an introduction to the market, along with a standard definition of the product – cricket gloves. In this section, market value and year-over-year growth is offered to the readers. Year-over-year growth provides readers with a broader view of growth patterns over the forecast period.
The report’s succeeding section focuses on drivers, restraints and key trends from macroeconomic, demand, and supply perspectives. Impact analysis of weighted average model-based growth drivers is contained in the report for better provision of decision-making insights to clients.
In order to offer readers with up-to-date information about the latest advancements in the global cricket gloves market, the report provides updates about market opportunities, which can benefit leading manufacturers of cricket gloves. With continuous evolution of the sports industry, keeping a record of latest developments and trends is fundamental for cricket gloves manufacturers to formulate key business strategies. Detailed insights about raw material sourcing, supply chain, pricing analysis, list of distributors, and cost structure are provided in this section.
Considering the wide scope of the global cricket gloves market and to offer in-depth insights, Fact.MR’s report provides segment-wise analysis and forecast. The global cricket gloves market has been categorized on the basis of product type, buyer type, hand length, sales channel and region. This segmentation analysis is comprehensive, coupled with a detailed country-wise forecast provided on all parameters.
The report’s last section comprises of the global cricket gloves market competitive landscape, to provide readers with the dashboard view of company analysis and market players. This competitive intelligence is based on the providers’ categories across value chain, and their presence in the global cricket gloves market.
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