Book Reviews

Cricket novels capture way of life for South Asian and West Indian communities, especially those that spend their weekends playing cricket.
Cricket is seen as not just a sport. Cricket is the exemplar of sport, transcending race, nationality, language, culture and religion.
The game of cricket sometimes creates a passion in men, which exceeds the passion some of these men have for their wives and families.

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Cricket is more than a pastime. It defines the immigrant, and shields him from xenophobia and parochialism. Cricket, according to Watkins, takes on an undeniable existential value, creating a cultural mélange from which he and fellow immigrants draw sustenance. Cricket succeeds where regional politics in the Caribbean and South Asia has failed.