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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenBastard View Post
    Nice anecdote, got any references? Nothing to do with South Asian culture and its disposition to cricket etc.

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    I don't buy the individual anecdotes in terms of professional football, they just don't care at that level. That isn't to say the individual racism inflicted on them isn't very real.

    I come from a northern mill town, South Asians I knew certainly loved their cricket, that's my anecdote, my observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenBastard View Post
    I don't buy the individual anecdotes in terms of professional football, they just don't care at that level. That isn't to say the individual racism inflicted on them isn't very real.

    I come from a northern mill town, South Asians I knew certainly loved their cricket, that's my anecdote, my observation.
    My experience in a northern town too. Cricket doesn’t really become a thing until high school at which point the Pakistani and Indian lads we played football with switched choice of sports. We asked a couple of them why (they still enjoyed casual seven a side matches) and a large part was parental expectation. Wasim Akram was doing wonders for Lancashire at that point so it was easy to see why they would want to give cricket a go, no more than baseball would be a tough sell to any of us if we were to move to the USA I suppose.
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    How is calling themselves Sporting Bengal helping integration and equality? I never get why people do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    My experience in a northern town too. Cricket does really become a thing until high school at which point the Pakistani and Indian lads we played football with switched choice of sports. We asked a couple of them why (they still enjoyed casual seven a side matches) and a large part was parental expectation. Wasim Akram was doing wonders for Lancashire at that point so it was easy to see why they would want to give cricket a go, no more than baseball would be a tough sell to any of us if we were to move to the USA I suppose.
    Absolutely which is why much of what is going on is down to culture not race.. but god help anyone that tries to point that out in a debate.
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