Just like many other sports cricket is often seen as “just a game,” but it has made a much bigger significance than one might expect. Cricket and politics were deeply intertwined in 20th century India. Cricket helped symbolize and influence political tensions between India and both Pakistan and England, along with other religious rivalry between ethnic groups. Despite this, matches fostered togetherness and became a source of both religious and national pride. Cecil Headlam, an English cricketer and historian, once said in 1903, that Cricket was used as the final step in British colonization.
This paper shall focus on these themes and give an analysis of how they can be applied to modern Caribbean society and culture. From the short story, it can be implied that cricket served a purpose beyond that of just a port to Caribbean people. Historically, cricket in the Caribbean was used as a form of resistance to the colonial powers. The British deemed cricket to the “benchmark for English culture and civilisation” with emphasis on fair play and observing “social etiquette and rules of behaviour” . In addition to this, cricket in Britain, as well as in the Caribbean, was socially stratified with “the creation of clubs organised on the basis of social ranking rather than playing ability with colour, education and wealth being the intertwined determinants of membership” .
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36–37. JSTOR, JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/27765094 This article goes over the parallel correlation between the sport of baseball and American History. The article addresses how social issues were reflected in baseball. For instance, the article goes over the influx of Irish and Germans in the 1840’s fleeing economical and political trouble adopted baseball as their pastime. The article will help with answering the question on why so many individuals have chosen baseball as their hobby.
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During the 1600’s Queen Elizabeth I of Britain granted the British East India Company a monopoly within India. Thus leading the British East India Company to take control of trade in India. As they took control they relied on the Indians to help the company flow and stay protected, they chose the Indians to help them because they knew the land. The British East India Company used strong military might, bribery and extortion, instilling fear to keep Indians and rivals in law. As the company grew it became considered the world's first transnational company.
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