Matthew Engel, the editor of the 2006 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
, which is published today, has criticised the continuing expansion of the international game.
"None of the four countries elevated to Test status since the Second World War represents a gain of territory: Pakistan and Bangladesh were simply new political entities carved out of India; in cricketing terms, the same is true of Zimbabwe which - as Rhodesia - played in South African domestic cricket; and the rise of Sri Lanka was just a matter of degree."
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I find the qouted comments 'funny' like Boycott's comments about his mom. If we can extend the chain of logic a bit: BD is apart of Pakistan, Pak is a part of India, India is a part of UK. Sri Lanka, who? Rhodesia, were they part of British colony as well?