Category Archives: Sports

T20 Debate And Narcissism Of Small Differences

Narcissism of Small Differences: Some Comments on the T20 Debate and on Nationalism in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization by Humayun Kabir for Alal O Dulal The ICC T20 World Cup … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

(Alal-er nojorey) the Great Pakistan Tour Controversy

According to my facebook feeds, the biggest issue facing the nation during the Christmas holiday was Bangladesh cricket team’s cancelled tour of Pakistan.  Over the fold is a discussion we had over … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Tigers Won’t Go”

A poem by Aktar Ahmed, about the fan campaign to cancel Bangladesh Cricket team’s trip to Pakistan. Translated from Bangla, posted for discussion. I do not support use of racialized … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cricket and the Ugly Indian

Excuse me a minute while I brace myself for the pro/anti-India epithets that might make their way to the comments. Because I am about to set aside the premature jubilations … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Egg Sandwiches and Pybus

Budding teenage cricket fans may not remember this. In 1997, Bangladesh, then not yet a test team, trounced Kenya to win the ICC Trophy and qualify for the 1999 World … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 17 Comments

The Pakistan Tour Debate

Update 3: We have decided to remove a potentially offensive image posted from facebook. That criticism of all things Pakistani inevitably takes on racist undertones is something that might be … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

What cricket actually means

I have always been wary of the dark side, and excesses, of nationalism. But today, just for this one day, I want to forego analysis, caution, hesitation and caveat and, … Continue reading

March 22, 2012 · 1 Comment



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