Cricket as a colonial weapon

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

Dr Souvik Naha reveals how the Victorians used cricket to export “British virtues” across the empire. (Image by Getty Images)

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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