Why cricket in Pakistan is infused with religion and nationalism
01 November 2021 | 8:29 am
Cricket in Pakistan has become about politics and religion, with narratives like "avenging" the "mistreatment" of Muslims by defeating the Indian team, or "teaching a lesson" to New Zealand for walking away from a match.
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