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I wasn't sure what to call this photo. Whatching the games, with a plural, could have been more appropriate, because there seems to be two or three games of cricket going on in the same field. Or probably they're not really games at all, rather impromptu batting exercises.

This is from Guwahati, the main city of Assam state in northeastern India. But this kind of view could be found anywhere in India, where cricket seems to be a lifestyle, or even a religion, more than just a game. Whenever a few boys gather in an empty space someone will have a ball, someone else a bat, and a game will start. The sports pages in the Indian newspapers seem to be 80 percent about cricket.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343)
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