The Pentagular Tournament was a five -way cricket tournament held in Bombay from 1912 to 1936. The teams represented various racial and religious groups. Gandhi was a fan of cricket, but opposed the tournament for two reasons. The tournaments were being used as an entertainment to take peoples minds off the more important issue of home rule. The teams were organized along racial and religious lines: White, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Parsi. Gandhi felt that this division was part of the British "divide and rule" policy and wanted all Indians united against the colonial power
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Pentagular tournament was played by 5 teams - The Europeans, The Parsis, The Hindus, The Muslims and The Rest, it comprised all the communities left over.

 The Pentagular tournament was based on religious lines that favoured British policies of divide and rule. 

 Gandhiji strongly condemned the pentagular cricket as a communally divisive competition that was out of place in a time when nationalist were trying to convince India's diverse population.

 The colonial state and its divisive consumption of India's was the rock on which the pentagular tournament was build.

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