Riots? What Riots?
by Devanshu Mehta
Jarrod makes the point that’s been on a lot of people’s minds– what would happen if these English riots were elsewhere in the world?
I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not, but if these riots were in the subbie, South Africa or the West Indies, I think if their boards released a presser saying that people were looking forward to the game so it will still go on, people might think that was a bit stupid, the ICC might poke their head around, and perhaps the other team might want to leave.
On the one hand, it’s always good to keep people honest by pointing out solid hypocrisy. There are clear double standards, even within the sub-continent.
On the other hand, these riots don’t hold a candle (or molotov cocktail) to the ones that bubble up in India once in a while. Just saying.