Cricketing Cultures in Conflict: World Cup 2003
The 2003 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 realize its dream of political unity.
Dealing with themes of racial/political unification, commercialization, 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.
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South African Cricket Revival and Turmoil
England and its Cricketscape In Decline or On the Up?
Trials and Tribulations The Story of New Zealand Cricket
Cricket in Sri Lanka In Need of a Messiah
Apocalypse? The Rise and Fall of the West Indies
An Ambiguous Legacy Australia and the 2003 World Cup
India An Unnatural Cricketing Nation
Relaying the Pitch Structural Changes in English Cricket
Money Tames Cricket
The Indian Spectator A Grandstand View
MatchFixing A Dead Enemy?
Notes on Contributors
Zimbabwe Cricket A Challenge almost Won
South Africa and the 2003 Cricket World Cup A Nationalist Perspective
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2003 World Cup Ali Bacher apartheid Australian cricket Bacher batsman batting BCCI bookmaker bowling British captain Caribbean century coaching Colombo commercial competition contract Cricket Board cricket fans cricket in India Cricket World Cup Cronje Delhi England English cricket event fast bowler first-class first-class cricket global Hansie Cronje Harare Ibid ICC Champions Trophy ICC’s India Indian cricket Indian players International Cricket Council Interview Jagmohan Dalmiya limited-overs London Mark Waugh match-fixing million non-white Olonga one-day cricket one-day game one-day international Pakistan participate Player Terms players of colour political professional racial schools semi-finals side social society South Africa South African cricket spectators sponsors sponsorship sport Sri Lanka success television Test cricket Test match tion tour tournament Trevor Chesterfield victory West Indian West Indies wickets Wisden World Cup 2003 www.wisden.com Zealand Zealand cricket Zimbabwe