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Cricket and National Identity in the Postcolonial Age







Edited by Stephen Wagg
Contents
List of contributors xi
List of abbreviations xv
Introduction: Following on 1
STEPHEN WAGG
PART I
Cricket and the former dominions 7
1 Unity, difference and the ‘national game’: cricket and Australian
national identity 9
BRETT HUTCHINS
2 Kiwi or English?: cricket on the margins of New Zealand national
identity 28
GREG RYAN
3 ‘No one in Dolly’s class at present?’: cricket and national identity
in post-apartheid South Africa 48
JON GEMMELL AND JAMES HAMILL
PART II
Cricket in the New Commonwealth 75
4 Play together, live apart: religion, politics and markets in Indian
cricket since 1947 77
SHARDA UGRA
5 History without a past: memory and forgetting in Indian cricket 94
SATADRU SEN
6 Cricket in ‘a nation imperfectly imagined’: identity and tradition
in postcolonial Pakistan 110
CHRIS VALIOTIS
7 Sri Lanka: the power of cricket and the power in cricket 132
MICHAEL ROBERTS
8 One eye on the ball, one eye on the world: cricket, West Indian
nationalism and the spirit of C. L. R. James 159
TIM HECTOR; COMPILED AND WITH EDITORIAL COMMENTARY BY
STEPHEN WAGG
PART III
Cricket in the Old Country 179
9 Calypso kings, dark destroyers: England–West Indies Test
cricket and the English press, 1950–1984 181
STEPHEN WAGG
10 ‘A carnival of cricket?’: the Cricket World Cup, ‘race’ and
the politics of carnival 204
TIM CRABBE AND STEPHEN WAGG
11 Sheffield Caribbean: the story of a Yorkshire cricket club 223
CHRIS SEARLE
12 Clean bowl racism?: inner-city London and the politics of
cricket development 233
NICK MILLER
13 The ambush clause: globalisation, corporate power and the
governance of world cricket 251
MIKE MARQUSEE
Index 266


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