1 AUGUST 1952, Page 5

Cricket, fortunately, has no concern with politics, but it sometimes

has an oblique bearing on them. And there is just a touch of political—and more than a touch of psychological—. importance in the announcement that Pakistan was on Monday elected to the Imperial Cricket Conference—and on the motion of India. This means elevation to Test Match status; at any rate that follows as a matter of course. The prospect is that Pakistan will play against India next year, and against England here in 1954. Its team can be assured of a warm welcome when it does come.