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Cricket world cup highlights South Asia's fault lines

Fans use matches to score political points against regional rivals

| India

South Asia is one of the world's most divided and least integrated regions. Its eight countries -- from Afghanistan in the north to the Maldives in the south -- suffer from an abysmally low volume of trade, poor connectivity, bitter border tensions and violent religious extremism.

But an even more vivid measure of the mutual suspicion and hatred which tear South Asia apart is offered by the one sport which has a fervent mass following there -- cricket.

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