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Murali and Sanga

Murali and Sanga

Forging Identity and Pride through Cricket in a Small Island Nation

(p.186) Murali and Sanga
More than Cricket and Football
Gamage Harsha PereraTim B. Swartz
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines two cricket stars from the small island nation of Sri Lanka: bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, aka Murali, who led his team to a World Cup title in 1993, and batsman Kumar Sangakkara (aka Sanga). National icons of rivalrous ethnic cultures, the Tamil and the Sinhalese, during a bloody period of civil war, they came to embody cricket-mad Sri Lanka.

Keywords:   Cricket, Sri Lanka, Ethnic strife, School sport, Nationalism

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