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Sierra Leone is one of the few nations in West Africa to play cricket. The game was introduced here by the Royal Artillery in 1898 as the British army battled to subdue an uprising in a turbulent trading outpost of its Empire. For three decades after independence in 1961, the sport remained popular until civil conflict tore the country apart. Sierra Leone now hopes cricket can help heal war wounds.
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