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Cricketing Cultures in Conflict : Cricketing World Cup 2003 - Boria Majumdar

Cricketing Cultures in Conflict

Cricketing World Cup 2003

By: Boria Majumdar (Editor), J. A. Mangan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th May 2004
ISBN: 9780714655086
Number Of Pages: 302

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The 2003 Cricket World Cup was of vital importance to the participating countries. For India, a World Cup triumph would make cricket the nation's leading industry; for the host, South Africa, a successful campaign might realise its dream of political unity. Dealing with themes of racial/political unification, commercialisation, the media and globalisation, this book explores the role of cricket and sport in each of the competing nations. Looking at recent developments such as match-fixing, the abolition of the quota system and the performances of the South African national team, the collection examines the importance of the Cricket World Cup in providing a unified political, social and economic stage from which a united South African identity can finally emerge. The book also explores the role of the Cricket World Cup in relation to West Indian unity, Pakistani economic regeneration, Sri Lankan, Kenyan and Zimbabwean peace.

Forewordp. ix
Series Editor's Forewordp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Prologuep. 1
p. 15
South African Cricket: Revival and Turmoilp. 17
England and Its Cricketscape: in Decline or on the Up?p. 33
Trials and Tribulations: the Story of New Zealand Cricketp. 51
Cricket in Sri Lanka: in Need of a Messiahp. 67
Apocalypse? the Rise and Fall of the West Indiesp. 82
An Ambiguous Legacy: Australia and the 2003 World Cupp. 99
India: an Unnatural Cricketing Nationmanu Josephp. 116
Zimbabwe Cricket: a Challenge Almost Wonp. 129
p. 145
South Africa and the 2003 Cricket World Cup: a Nationalist Perspectivep. 147
Relaying the Pitch: Structural Changes in English Cricketp. 163
Money Tames Cricketp. 176
The Indian Spectator: a Grandstand Viewp. 198
Match-Fixing: a Dead Enemy?p. 213
Epiloguep. 225
Notesp. 245
Indexp. 279
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ISBN: 9780714655086
ISBN-10: 0714655082
Series: Sport in the Global Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 20th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1