This paper frames, and creates, a fictionalized two-act play based upon two real yet imagined contexts: 1) 1975, apartheid-era South Africa (involving cricket, Yacoob Omar—who was one of South Africa's premier Black cricketers during apartheid, other 1970s-era cricketers, and a fabricated scenario), and 2) a 1995, “post-apartheid” South Africa (involving the World Cup of Rugby, Nelson Mandela, and various others). These scenarios seek to explore sport practices, where some of the naturalized aims, ideologies, and assumptions of sport will be challenged. Might we, by challenging such deeply-held ideologies that much of sport promotes, begin to see sport as potentially liberatory, cooperative, and a possible means to promote understanding for the increasingly-divided societies of the world?
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