The Asia Cup in the UAE is an apt metaphor as the diaspora makes the Gelf Desi as remittances do connect us materially. Sri Lanka and Pakistan are in a challenging time due to floods and a political crisis. Afghanistan post the Taliban shift gives cricket in a major diaspora center especially Sharjah is more than symbolic.
The Hong Kong Team with loads of Pakistani origin players connected the post Empire to the imperial sport which is truly embraced as post-colonial and Asian.
The Indian Team can go and play online games. Dream 11 pe hi team banao.
Happy for Colombo, Kandy and Illankai Jaffna! Well done.
The largest South Asian City is the twin city urban agglomeration of Ad Dubayy and Sharjah.