The Politics of South African Cricket

The Politics of South African Cricket

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The Politics of South African Cricket analyses the relationship between politics and sport, in particular cricket, in South Africa. South African Cricket embraces an ethos that is symbolic of a wider held belief system and as such has distinctive political connotations in the region. Sport in South Africa is certainly influenced by forces beyond the playing field, but politics too can be influenced by the social and economic force of sport. Focusing on the sports boycott as a political strategy, Jon Gemmell analyses the relationship between sport and politics through a historical analysis of South African cricket. He employs case studies to explore the relationship between politics and South African cricket and argues convincingly that cricket assisted the reform process by undermining the legitimacy of the apartheid regime.... of which nine played cricket.65 Basil Da#39;Oliveira considered them to include a number of promising players: a#39;Make no mistake: there is a lot of ability among the non-whites of South Africa. ... In good conditions and against better players, their cricketing status would improve overnight. ... Milnrow, the Central Lancashire League club, signed C. Abrahams, a 25-year-old coloured, as a professional for 1961anbsp;...

Title:The Politics of South African Cricket
Author:Jon Gemmell
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2004


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