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Cricket at the beginning of the long twenty-first century

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posted on 10.06.2021, 09:13 by Souvik Naha, Dominic MalcolmDominic Malcolm
This article provides an introduction to the Special Issue, Cricket in the Twenty-First Century. It argues that cricket’s struggle for global recognition and the shifting concerns about cricket’s perceived ‘character’ provide two of the most significant meta-narratives to shape the game’s historical and future development. However, in contrast to the degree of continuity these narratives appear to provide, the article argues that the game is currently undergoing a particularly rapid and radical phase of change. The contents of this Special Issue illustrates the processes that will dominate in the twenty-first century. These can be broadly categories as the changing political economy of the game, the national-specific manifestations of cricket’s political-economic landscape, and the intro- and retrospection within the English game. The article concludes with a state-of-the-art review of cricket scholarship, and some recommendations for future research agendas.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Sport in Society

Volume

24

Issue

8

Pages

1267-1273

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Taylor and Francis

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport in Society on 07 Jun 2021, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2021.1932307

Publication date

2021-06-07

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1743-0437

eISSN

1743-0445

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Dominic Malcolm. Deposit date: 9 June 2021