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Old July 30, 2011, 06:40 PM
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By the by, have any of you seen Fire in Babylon yet? I watched it yesterday. While the clips of Australian, English and Indian batsmen being pulverized by great West Indian bowlers was really fun, the socio-political motivations that the movie tries to attribute to the players seems artificial. (Except for maybe Viv Richards!) I think they played professional cricket because they were good at it, enjoyed the sport and were being paid for it while regional pride and 'black power identity' were only secondary considerations. It was probably late in their careers or even after they retired that they really understood what their actions meant for the people of the Caribbean and their diaspora; that their victories were like "slaves whipping the as*** of masters".
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