24/12/2009

2009: Cricket loses its last vestige of innocence.

The terrorist attack on the bus carrying the Sri Lanka cricket team shattered the illusion that cricket is in a universe of its own.

How Richards writes on crickets loss of innocence:
Cricket had little innocence left to lose on March 3, 2009. Images of rural arcadia conceal the reality of long histories of corruption, commercialism and violence.
Yet that morning in Lahore, when terrorists attacked the bus carrying the Sri Lankan team to the Gaddafi Stadium for the third day of a test against Pakistan, still shattered an illusion — the belief that cricket’s popularity in South Asia protected it from terrorism.
Advertisement

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home