Has the World Cup brought the re-enchantment of the globe? A look to Johan Huizinga's classic "Homo Ludens" on the question of whether sport is a religion.
"Games, like art, achieve their impact in the way they reflect and symbolise life outside the frame, the stage, the arena. Of all games, cricket embodies life's passions most richly. It can, too, be unspeakably boring, as drab and futile as a pointless journey." –Mike Brearley