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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Touring Pakistan (More Interesting & Less Dangerous Then Popularly Imagined)

Cricket in this day and age provides a unique window into some of the most diversified cultures on the planet. Pakistan and India, through the medium of cricket, have recently discovered that, despite three full-scale wars and a nuclear stand-off, they actually have more similarities than differences.

And something similar has happened to England on this brief but eye-opening trip. The range and depth of the welcome that the tour party has received has busted a few myths for sure, and given the grim events in London last July, there could really have been no more timely moment for such a high-profile act of bridge-building.

Andy Miller looks back on the England cricket team's tour of Pakistan. (For the full article click here.)

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