Vatican launches its very own cricket team
In recent years cricket has proven to be an efficient instrument for boosting interreligious dialogue (teams are composed of Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist players) and now it has also become a new means of ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Anglicans. When the club was launched back in October, Cardinal Ravasi praised the initiative, calling it an “expression of interculturalism and of “dialogue among peoples”.
Alas, in the Silicon Valley cricket is used more as a divider than a uniter (though a uniter for South Asians). There are some South Asians who play baseball with the East Asians and the whites who remain.
Cricket is not a bearer of Anglo tradition or identity, rather, it is an expression of South Asian identity.