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Cricket's surprising place in pop culture

Updated: March 4, 2011, 7:13 PM ET
By Amar Shah | Special to Page 2

"Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. … My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn't understand what they were talking about." -- Jim Jarmusch, director

Most Americans are like Jarmusch, aware of cricket's existence on the periphery, but unable to explain any aspect of the sport other than stereotypes of starched whites, Victorian gentility and, of course, it's interminable ...

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