The first Asian woman to play cricket for England has expressed disappointment with British Asian fans for booing players of Indian and Pakistani ancestry who have made it to the national team. She spoke out as national cricketing authorities seek to tap into the huge enthusiasm shown by British Asian supporters during the cricket World Cup, and as England prepares to face India in the tournament next Sunday. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.
At Leicester City there is a story they like to tell about Hamza Choudhury. The year-old laughs as he tries to cast his mind back. Heavy-footed, heavy-handed.
Chinese - Filipino - Hongkonger - 96,  Japanese - 63,  Vietnamese - 55,  Malaysian - 50,  South Korean - 44,  Singaporean - 40,  Thai - 36,  Burmese - 10,  Other East Asians - Unknown All figures except the Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean and Thai communities are from the UK Census, with that country as a reported birthplace i. They have been present in the country since the 17th century and primarily originate from countries and territories such as Hong KongJapanSouth KoreaChinaTaiwanthe PhilippinesMalaysiaIndonesiaBurmaSingaporeThailand and Vietnam. They are called " East Asian " or " Oriental ", although — dependent upon the context — the use of the term "Oriental" might be considered by some to be derogatory or offensive.
Leicester City News. The ball-winning midfielder was on the fringes of Leicester's squad under Claudio Ranieri before making his Premier League debut during Claude Puel's month tenure following a successful loan spell at Burton. Sky Sports News is shining a light on British Asians in football in a week-long campaign we hope will stimulate conversation and debate. Choudhury, who is of mixed Bangladeshi and Caribbean heritage, was used sparingly by Brendan Rodgers in the first few months of his reign but has now established himself as a mainstay in Leicester's midfield, alongside Wilfred Ndidi.
Yan Dhanda could do without the additional pressure. It may not have happened but at Anfield there is little doubt that he possesses the tools necessary to become a first-team regular. That should be enough weight for an year-old to carry but he has an extra burden to contend with.
Hamza Choudhury has been tipped to be the first British-Asian footballer to turn out for England. The Leicester City midfielder has emerged as a key player for Brendan Rodgers' side this season, starting each of his side's four matches in all competitions this season. Choudhury, born in Loughborough to Bangledeshi parents, was with England's Under side at the summer's European Championships and will have his sights set on a call-up to Gareth Southgate's senior side.
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Immigration of small numbers of South Asians to England began with the arrival of the East India Company to the Indian subcontinent in the 17th century. Indians came to Britain, for educational or economic reasons, during the British Rajwith most returning to India after a few months or years,  and in greater numbers as the Indian independence movement led to the partition ofeventually creating the separate countries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The most significant wave of Asian immigration to and settlement in the United Kingdom came following World War IIthe breakup of the British Empire and the independence of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and later Bangladesh, especially during the s and s.