Stephen Wagg

Test Matches and Misses

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Could I make a couple of adjustments to Mike Gonzalez's article on 'Britishness' (January SR)?

Firstly, Norman Tebbit's infamous 'cricket test' of 1990 was not designed to test immigrants' knowledge of cricket. He called specifically for white British people to note who black British people were cheering for when England played the West Indies. If they supported the West Indies (and he knew, of course, that most of them did) then the implication was that they therefore constituted some sporting version of 'the enemy within'.

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