‘Who do ‘‘they” cheer for?’ Cricket, diaspora, hybridity and divided loyalties amongst British Asians

@article{Fletcher2012WhoD,
  title={‘Who do ‘‘they” cheer for?’ Cricket, diaspora, hybridity and divided loyalties amongst British Asians},
  author={Thomas Fletcher},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  year={2012},
  volume={47},
  pages={612 - 631}
}
  • T. Fletcher
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport
This article explores the relationship between British Asians’ sense of nationhood, citizenship, ethnicity and some of their manifestations in relation to sports fandom: specifically in terms of how cricket is used as a means of articulating diasporic British Asian identities. Norman Tebbit’s ‘cricket test’ is at the forefront of this article to tease out the complexities of being British Asian in terms of supporting the English national cricket team. The first part of the article locates… Expand
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