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Excerpt from a speech by Comrade Joseph Stalin to the Supreme Soviet of the M.C.C. – In the ‘Great Long Room of the People’ Lord’s Cricket Ground, New Moscow, NW14, May 1st 1937
These were indeed cricket’s darkest days, when the hallowed halls of the Lord’s pavilions came under the control of the grey arm of the Soviet Union’s ‘Cricket Comintern’ after the successful storm…