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Pakistan Cricket team, Training on a square 

In Greece is illegal to play cricket in public squares. The reasoning given is for protection of visitors safety. The cricket square shown in this video is in Athens, near the Greek National Court and the offices of the Neo-Nazi party “Golden Dawn”.

Cricket, in Greece, apart from Corfu, is played exclusively by Pakistanis. These immigrants have "brought" this sport in Greece, as a memory of their national sports and customs. Cricket became the national sport of Pakistani, even before their independence from British Empire. In Greece, there are not offered organized cricket training fields, therefore players train in public places, like squares etc.

 

 

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Mapping cricket field in a public Athens square