Corpus ID: 129741629

Decolonisation and the Imperial Cricket Conference, 1947-1965 : a study in transnational commonwealth history?

@inproceedings{Iyer2013DecolonisationAT,
  title={Decolonisation and the Imperial Cricket Conference, 1947-1965 : a study in transnational commonwealth history?},
  author={Usha Iyer},
  year={2013}
}
The game of cricket is often discussed as an enduring legacy of the British Empire. This dissertation examines the response of the Imperial Cricket Conference (ICC) as the official governing body of ‘international’ men’s cricket to developments related to decolonisation of the British Empire between 1947 and 1965. This was a period of intense political flux and paradigmatic shifts. This study draws on primary sources in the form of records of ICC and MCC meetings and newspaper archives, and a… Expand
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