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        Cricket in India and Pakistan: The Greatest Rivalry on Earth

        Discover cricket and the greatest rivalry in all of sport through intimate stories shared from the streets of Delhi, India, and a tutorial on the rules of play, in this media gallery from Away Games. When India and Pakistan play cricket it’s no longer just a game. The two south Asian neighbors were once a single nation living under British rule. Divided when they gained their independence from Great Britain in 1947, India and Pakistan have since fought four major wars and dozens of minor skirmishes. One thing that unites people on both sides of the border is a love of cricket—a game both peoples learned from the British. Painful memories arise each time the two teams face off on the pitch. Sometimes things get rough. But cricket between India and Pakistan also creates good will and helps keep hopes for peace alive.

        Classroom Support Materials for this resource include Discussion Questions, an Activity, Connections and a Background Essay. This resource is part of the Away Games collection.

        Rooting for the Wrong Team

        Hear what happened when India’s Fauzia Khan stood up to cheer for India at an India-Pakistan cricket match in Karachi, Pakistan.

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        A Case of Mistaken Identity

        A group of Hindu fanatics attacked Sameer Khan after an India-Pakistan cricket match, shouting “Death to Pakistan.” They didn’t realize that he was Indian.

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        Friends on the Other Side

        This family from Lahore, Pakistan spent 28 hours traveling to Delhi, India for an India-Pakistan match. What they found there surprised them.

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        An Away Games Cricket Tutorial

        Baffled by broad bats, white uniforms, and stiff-armed throws? Learn the rules, strategy, and history of the world’s second most popular sport in this Away Games cricket tutorial.

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