In Good Conscience

Homecoming for Pakistan cricket's 'lost generation' at last

Pakistan's Naseem Shah delivering a ball during the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium yesterday.
Pakistan's Naseem Shah delivering a ball during the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium yesterday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

How odd we people can be. Games are meant to be a source for good in the world - yet in a week where reams of column inches and TV airtime are dominated by the extension of Russia's ban for doping, or by football managers being fired with monotonous predictability, the most significant triumph in sport is virtually overlooked.

It comes in Pakistan where, for the first time in over 10 years, Test cricket is under way.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2019, with the headline 'Homecoming for Pakistan cricket's 'lost generation' at last'. Subscribe