Q: Is it ok to play soccer, cricket and other non Muslim sports?
A: The hadith states that the sport of a Believer is baatil (i.e. devoid of benefit and false) except his archery, horse-riding, and fore-play with the wife. Other hadith excludes swimming and sword fighting. From this we realize that modern day sports is a futile indulgence.
And Allah knows best
Mufti Siraj Desai