Sporting Life: As India suffers, cricket must play a compassionate role

In the grim evenings of India, cricket still comes on at 7.30pm. My town is quietened by a curfew, but the Indian Premier League (IPL) is at play. Outside the stadium a nation weeps, inside players rejoice as a wicket falls. Crisis meet carnival.

Old questions – which may be asked again if Covid numbers rise and the Olympics edge closer – have reasserted themselves.

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