The following examples justify the given statement
(i) In British colonies, playing cricket was considered a sign of superior social and racial status.
(ii) Afro-Caribbean population was discouraged from participating in organised club cricket. The club cricket was dominated by the white plantation owners and their servants.
(iii) The first non-white club in West Indies was
established towards the end of the 19th century and even in this case, its members were light-skinned Mulattos.
(iv) Cricket in colonial India was organised on the principle of race and religion. Cricket tournament was played by five teams-the Europeans, the Parsis, the Hindus, the Muslims and the Rest.
(v) The colonial favour of world cricket during the 1950s and 1960s can be seen from the fact that ’ England and other White Commonwealth countries, Australia and New Zealand, continued to play Test cricket with South Africa. South Africa was a racist state, which barred non-whites from representing in Test matches.
Thus, it can be concluded that the British used cricket to carry out their racial policy in their colonies.