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Cricket as a colonial weapon

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

Published: November 3, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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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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Spencer MizenProduction Editor, BBC History Magazine

Spencer is production editor of BBC History Magazine

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