New Caledonia, Francophones and Cricket

Over at 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie, Sebastien who lives in New Caledonia but is originally from continental France writes (Fr) a post that shows how little cricket resonates with most of the French-speaking world : “While the world focuses on soccer, I want to introduce you to a less well known ball sport, which is nevertheless very popular here: cricket! This british sport is played every weekend (…) by Kanak women and was introduced in New Caledonia by British missionaries. (…) A local team even partakes in the Pacific games.”

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