Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Passing the cricket test

Some years ago Norman Tebbit was reviled for suggesting that most people from England's ethnic minorities failed the cricket test of loyalty to England. I think this is still the case. My friend born in Guyana joins me in supporting England except when the West Indies visit. As a Yorkshire supporter in London who am I to complain?

But one Sajid Mahmood from Bolton and Lancashire, having been selected for England, passes the test with flying colours. He has announced he will not let his father have a ticket if he is coming to the test to support Pakistan.

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