In the Game pp 117-135 | Cite as

Reading and Rereading the Game

Reflections on West Indies Cricket
  • Michael Arthur
  • Jennifer Scanlon


As with other sports under consideration in this volume, cricket is both a game and a source of entertainment and identity. Although largely absent in the American sports lineup, cricket occupies a central position in the consciousness of people who lived—or whose ancestors lived—under British colonial rule around the world. It has, as a result, always been tied to colonial and postcolonial struggles on and off the field; its fans have always found meaning in a broad social context. In this essay, two different voices emerge and then merge in an attempt to explore contemporary West Indian cricket and its discontents.


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  • Jennifer Scanlon

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