Cricket as a colonial weapon

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Cricket as a colonial weapon

Wednesday, 3 November

Dr Souvik Naha reveals how the Victorians used cricket to export “British virtues” across the empire


For 19th-century imperialists, cricket wasn’t just a game, it was a means of exporting “British virtues” across the empire. Dr Souvik Naha tells Spencer Mizen about the sport’s great “civilising mission”.



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