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29.09.2019 09:44
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On a cultural level, Australia has been forced to confront the harsh reality of a federal politician called Pauline Hanson, who has touched a raw nerve by questioning what it means for migrants to embrace Australian values. No one is quite sure what these values are meant to be, who drew up the list of these values, and how far back in time you have to go to determine the source of these values, but Hanson has done what she set out to do - embroil the nation in a testy debate around notions of inclusivity and diversity as it applies to her monocultural frame of reference.Much of the focus of her wrath is seemingly directed at ethnic and religious migrants from Asia and the Middle East. For many of those who may feel the sting of her words, cricket is their sport, their passion, their sense of cultural identity. Having had the privilege of being on both sides of the fence - first as a migrant in 1984 and now as a long-time resident, with children born in this land (weaned on cricket), and working as an educator in the field of diversity and inclusion, I believe firmly that cricket represents a bridge that can span the chasm between Hansons rhetoric and the history of a nation built on migration.That Cricket Australia promotes a culture that is wholly inclusive is not in doubt. I have personally witnessed their commitment to making the sport accessible to all. It is not lip service but a genuine recognition of cricket as a truly global sport that is richer for the broad church it draws from. It may yet be another generation before the proliferation of South Asian names seen in junior cricket scorecards is reflected in senior Australian teams but most of that is beyond CAs influence at this early point in time.For instance, at the national championships that my 12-year-old son participated in recently, most of the state teams had significant representation from boys with subcontinental heritage. Yet in the Under-17, U-19 and rookie squads I work with, the numbers have thinned out noticeably. This has very little to do with discrimination and everything to do with the traditional focus on higher education that many South Asian families still demand of their children. It may yet be some time before cricket is viewed as an equally attractive and viable career option for a subset of the population for whom higher education is still the holy grail.I felt that pressure in the late 1980s when I pursued a modest cricket career, and it was only the luck of a cricket scholarship to Oxford that appeased my parents sufficiently to allow me to chase that futile dream for a few more years. But inclusivity at grass-roots level runs a lot deeper than merely playing the game. It is about finding ways to encourage people from all backgrounds to be an active part of club culture. Until that happens seamlessly, there will always be the perception that gives rise to Hansonism - this ridiculous notion that if you dont share her version of Australian values, you dont belong. Its plain to see why the smallest oversights can lead to the perception that some cultures/religions do not want to assimilate, and the barriers to entry can easily be removed with nothing more than enhanced cross-cultural understanding on both sides of the fence.For example, many cricket clubs wonder why some cricketers or their families are reluctant to volunteer for simple things like running the canteen. It might not have occurred to them that they never actually invited that person to step behind the counter. If youre a second-generation club member, like my sons are, they see no impediment to volunteering for any role, but when I posed the same question to my father, he confessed that while he felt like he should have offered to help, no one actually asked him, so he did not want to force himself on people whom he did not know.It could be as simple as the Aussie staple of ham and salad rolls or hot dogs being on the menu. For some, handling certain types of meat is not an option. Serving alcohol might present a similar obstacle to volunteering in such roles. How many clubs (and Ive seen this occur in England too a thousand times) serve food that has pork or beef products and then look suspiciously at that one person who distances himself from the group and looks like he is not mixing in with his team-mates? In similar vein, Ive played cricket in India and Sri Lanka where similar situations occur in reverse - the volunteer caterer may just have forgotten to include a type of food that is non-spicy. Nothing sinister - just an oversight that leads to false perceptions that fuel the sort of myths that Hanson then makes sweeping generalisations about.Then theres dressing-room etiquette. In all my time playing cricket in Australia and England, it was standard practice for males to get changed and shower alongside each other without being self-conscious about nudity. It never occurred to those cricketers that there may be others who feel uncomfortable with that. It has nothing to do with being gay or being unhygienic (Have you noticed he never showers after a game?). And yet, those minor misunderstandings can lead to self-fulfilling prophecies that stand in the way of true inclusivity.I am now in South Africa, a proud cricketing nation that is dealing with the equally thorny issues around quotas, inclusion and opportunity. We have Pauline Hanson. South Africa had Nelson Mandela: Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.David Ortiz Twins Jersey . The winner Saturday will remain in the elite 10-team field next year. "We talked about wanting to be disciplined and stick with our game plan and good things will come," Draisaitl said, who had two goals for the victors. Ehire Adrianza Jersey . 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The defense had issues tackling and gave up a game-winning drive the final 90 seconds.The special teams had its share of breakdowns, leaving the offense buried in its own end most of the night.Some of it was first-game jitters, some of mental and physical errors.None of it had coach Rich Rodriguez too concerned.The things that we need to get fixed are fixable, Rodriguez said on Monday. Its not something like, oh gosh, this will be an issue all year. It shouldnt be. We can get `em fixed.Arizona entered its fifth season under Rodriguez with plenty of questions, particularly at quarterback and on defense.The Wildcats learned a few things in Saturday nights 18-16 loss to BYU in Glendale, but theres still a long way to go in knowing where this team stands.At quarterback, the race had been between junior Anu Solomon and sophomore Brandon Dawkins since the spring.Solomon was named the starter a few hours before the opener and was inconsistent against the Cougars.He was good at times, scrambling away from the constant pressure being brought by BYU and helped lead the Wildcats on a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives.Solomon held the ball too long at other times -- he was sacked four times -- had two costly interceptions and missed a couple of opportunities that might have gone for big plays. He finished with 213 yards on 20-of-30 passing and lost 20 yards on seven rushing attempts.He made some nice plays, but he also missed some plays that he normally would make, Rodriguez said. He saw the field well at times and other times he didnt see it as well as he has in the past.Rodriguez considered using Dawkins, a better runner than Solomon, a few times Saturday night, but circumstances -- particularly bad field position -- kept him from pulling the trigger.That wont happen for Arizonas home opener against Grambling State this Saturday or in the future.He (Dawkins) does bring a different element and can run and I would have liked to get him in there a couple of series, RRodriguez said.ddddddddddddGoing forward, we will be conscious of that.It didnt help that Arizonas offensive line had trouble with BYUs multiple defensive fronts early and its aggressive style throughout the game.One of the nations highest-scoring teams since Rodriguez arrived in the desert, the Wildcats had no points and minus-12 yards rushing on 13 carries in the first half before finding a rhythm in the fourth quarter.Things that in practice you do perfectly, easy things to do, we really didnt just execute well, right guard Jacob Alsadek said. Those things were the problems we had up front.Special teams added to Arizonas offensive woes.Because of inadequate kick returning, the Wildcats started most drives deep in their own end, including once from the 1 and another from the 2-yard line.Being cramped in its own end limited Arizonas offensive options and put the brakes on its usual fast-paced tempo. Usually one of the national leaders in plays per game, the Wildcats ran just 56 against BYU.Weve got to get better field position going forward, Rodriguez said. Were an explosive team, but to ask anybody to start two or three times at the 1-yard line is kind of tough.Arizonas defense, the weak part of the team since Rodriguezs arrival, was solid for most of the game, but wore down late.The small-up-front Wildcats allowed BYU running back Jamaal Williams to bull through them for 162 yards and let the Cougars march down the field quickly to set up Jake Oldroyds game-winning field goal in the closing seconds.Arizona also failed to create a turnover.People say youve got to get turnovers, but you cant just talk about how youre going to get turnovers, Rodriguez said. You get turnovers by aggressive play, confusion, making them uncomfortable and we didnt do that to them defensively. Weve got to create turnovers going forward.A lot to work on, yes, but as Rodriguez put it, the problems are fixable.---AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '

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