The Associate Immigrant XI's with Nishadh Rego
The common refrain from many cricket fans is that that associate teams are largely just Indian or Pakistani second XI’s. But in truth, modern sport is much more complicated than that. So this week we brought on Nishadh Rego from Emerging Cricket to talk about immigration in cricket, throughout history, and how it has changed and built cricket nations. We talk Afghans in Pakistan, Afghans in Germany, Oman and early Australia and South Africa, Ranji, the Thai Women’s team and how an Italian footballer had a poster of Allan Border on his bedroom wall.
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His piece on this issue can be found here: [The expat native binary in Associate cricket] (_https://emergingcricket.com/opinion/the-expat-native-binary-in-associate-cricket/__)_
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