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A Gentleman’s Game

The morning of the Midwest Cricket Conference’s (MCC) Division II final dawns so hot that the sun melts the goose feces that litter the massive fields of Washington Park. On ground number four, elegantly dressed all in white and toting worn bats and wooden wickets, the QC Kings and Rogers Park are readying themselves for the culmination of a tournament begun in April. QC Kings, captained by Nihar Shah, is made up of all Indians, while Rogers Park has only Pakistanis. “Oh dear…” a spectator might worry, sipping tea and thinking abstractly of Kashmir border conflicts, “I hope the game doesn’t get ugly.”