The truth behind the ‘Ashes’.

The Ashes UrnImage via Wikipedia

It is amazing how an event or the reason behind it is obscured by time.

The same I believe, holds true for the 'Ashes'.

All of us know how ‘The Ashes’ became a synonym for the Australia – England cricket series.

Guess what, it is untrue.

"The origin of the urn owes more to a campaign for legalising cremation than a satirical lament for English cricket"

The origin of the Ashes and the right to burn

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