Cricket in a Multiracial Society: A history of cricket in Malaysia
Written by Roy Morgan
The next volume in the Cricket Witness series looks at the fascinating
development of cricket in Malaysia.
Using the analytical lens of a geographer, the author carefully traces how the game – originally played solely by the urban elite – subsequently developed to a game for all, assisted by the creation of road and rail networks which served the country’s plantation and mining industries.
As the author highlights, it was not a smooth transition. Yet, despite the Japanese Occupation, the Malaysian Emergency and racial disturbances of 1969, cricket has developed from being a solely British preserve to a multiracial activity across the Eurasian, Chinese, Indian and Malay communities.