Beijing's multinational cricket club
In 2005-06, they were a few men far from home, playing cricket with a tennis ball, often on a basketball court.
The Beijing Cricket Club (BCC) is where Indian and Pakistani expats have found common ground as it quickly grew into four teams that play Shanghai and Hong Kong tournaments.
Every weekend, members hop on to a bus that picks up expats for cricket at the Dulwich College’s new ground. Trophies are stored at Beijing’s oldest sports pub Frank’s Place, the club’s unofficial base.
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Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa