The Sinha Test. Paul Sinha. Copyright: BBC.

The Sinha Test

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 1 episode in 2011. Stars Paul Sinha.

The Sinha Test

Comedian Paul Sinha, a very English Indian, examines cricket and national identity

BBC Radio 4
Paul Sinha
Ed Morrish

Ahead of India's tour of England, Paul Sinha, the proudly English son of Indian immigrants, takes a comedic look at cricket and nationalism.

Born in England to Indian parents, he grew up supporting India. But in 1990, the politician Norman Tebbit suggested that immigrants who did not support England were somehow unpatriotic, which ignored the many reasons someone might not support the English cricket team, including the fact that they were rubbish.

In 2011, with a young, vibrant and exciting England team having won the World Twenty20 and three of the last four Ashes series, is it time Paul started supporting the country of his birth?

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 14th July 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 7th July 2013 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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