Originally Posted by Hatebreed
Have you considered the difference of time, setting (i.e. ground) and physical effort involved in both sports?
Difference of time: As back as I can remember they fasted in the month of March to May. 15/20 years back. That would be similar to september in India.
Setting and physical effort: I would rank basketball 100% more physically demanding than Cricket. With the breaks crickets get, there is no comparison. It's like who is more fitter a sprinter or marathon runner.
The only disadvantage the cricket players will have is the heat (sun).
But as TheWatcher have mentioned that they will be traveling so they can make up the fasting in some other time.