I have a terrible camera and I don’t know how to use it, so these photos were taken by the brilliant Mikey Leung and Tom Wipperman.

The match was at the Mirpur Stadium, which had been newly redeveloped for the occasion. The stands were essentially a big concrete bowl with a posh media end on one side of the wicket, and another posh (virtually empty) VIP stand, square of the wicket. With the mob we were crowded in to the rest.

But we got the best view in the house, up high right behind the bowler’s arm.

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We could also just make out the scoreboard

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It was bloody hot though! Baking sun in mid-May Bangladesh. To our right, huge covers had been erected over the stands, using bamboo and sponsored flags. It didn’t look particularly sturdy.

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The atmosphere was absolutely fantastic, and the whole stand was essentially a sea of green and red, the Bangladesh colours. No country loves their flag more than Bangladesh. It was all good-natured chaos though, and even some women came out to watch the game. See if you can spot the Australians.

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1 Response to “Cricket Crazy”


  1. 1 Sreeram May 15, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Hi,

    We got this cricket website called http://www.holdingwilley.com, basically looking at gathering interesting cricket-related perspectives, experiences, opinions …blah..blah…from around the world.

    We are putting up a pictures section where we basically put up pictures involving cricket taken by the game’s followers, so we get interesting perspectives different from those of the professional cricket photographers – perspectives such as the ones your pictures give us.

    It would be great if you could allow me to post some of the above pictures on our site – you will be acknowledged and given credit for the pictures, of course. Let me know if that’s ok with you, and if it is ok, what name you would like the pictures to be credited to.

    Thanks!


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