Sunday, 12 February 2006

Cricket Fever in Bombay

Cricket is THE national sport in India. The enthusiasm for the game is great in most places but perhaps few places more so than in Bombay. This was clearly demonstrated to me as I walked the streets of Bombay:

A cricket game at the Oval Maiden. This is a large ground in the middle of the city where people meet to play very organised as well as more spontaneous cricket games. The ground is big enough to hold at least 10 games at the time.

As I walked around Bombay there was a One Day International match on between India and archrivals, Pakistan. Here you can see a crowd of people gathering outside a cafe window to catch the action on the smal tv screen inside. India lost the game.

Another place people line up to watch the game on tv. You can see the screen inside and the two groups of Indians lined up at the only two angles where the tv can be seen from outside.

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