It's a tough call, but England must go back to bat again

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For 40 years, refusing or threatening to refuse to play cricket has been one of the diplomatic tactics at Britain's disposal for showing disapproval of anti-democratic governments. Eventually, after long argument and political fence-sitting in both cases, South Africa and Zimbabwe were tested by the withdrawal of Test matches. But, in the case of England's tour of India, the way of demonstrating resistance to tyrannical politics is to carry on playing cricket. The model of sporting politics established by the African crises is disconcertingly reversed: from a perspective of protest, the only option is to go.

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