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Tamil Guardian talks sports and politics on BBC radio

Can sports be separate from politics? Does someone’s politics shape the way you see them, no matter their performances on the cricket pitch?

This was a question asked in the context of the controversy around the Muttiah Muralitharan biopic, and tackled by Tamil Guardian co-editor Abinaya Nathan on BBC Asia Network’s ‘Big Debate’ on Tuesday.

Joined by Tamil Nadu journalist Kavitha Muralidharan as well as a Sri Lankan sports journalist representing the ‘pro-Muralitharan’ angle, Ms Nathan sets out why the cricketer’s politics cannot be separated from his sporting achievements.

Listen to the debate on BBC iPlayer here. (Segment from 1:39:00-2:00:00)

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