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The Future for Cricket

Topics to be discussed: cricket as a global force, areas for expansion (Afghanistan, UAE, Namibia, Kenya), women’s cricket, constraints (changing formats, match fixing / corruption, competition)

Questions

Is cricket an important world sport?

Where are the opportunities for expansion, and what are the constraints?

How has women's cricket developed so quickly?

What are the major challenges facing cricket?

TV The Rise of Afghanistan Cricket (Documentary) South Korea Cricket (2014 documentary); The World of Women's Cricket (Al Jazeera 2016 documenary)

Reading

Philippa Velija Women’s cricket and global processes (2015) (library ebook)

Dominic Malcolm, Globalizing cricket: Englishness, empire and identity (2012)

David Frith, 'Cricket and corruption' in Cambridge Companion to Cricket (library ebook)

Chris Rumford, 'More than a game: globalization and the post‐Westernization of world cricket' Global Networks (2007)

George B. Kirsch 'The Fate of Cricket in the United States: Revisited' Journal of Sport History 43.2, (2016) 168-191

Jason Kaufman, Orlando Patterson 'Cross-National Cultural Diffusion: The Global Spread of Cricket' American Sociological Review, 70.1 (2005), pp. 82-110

Raffaele Nicholson 'Confronting the "whiteness" of women's cricket : excavating hidden truths and knowledge to make sense of non-white women's experiences of cricket' in Race, gender and sport : the politics of ethnic "other" girls and women / edited by Aarti Ratna and Samaya F. Samie. (library ebook)