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Firdose Moonda at the 2011 World Cup

In the other camp

Two South African journalists travelled on the diverted flight that went to Dhaka to fetch the New Zealand cricket team and carry them to Colombo

Sharda Ugra at the 2011 World Cup

Motera, trapped in a time warp

If the World Cup is to be a roll call of some of India's leading venues across the country, then the ones lurking at the bottom of the pile should be Delhi (for administrative inefficiency) and Ahmedabad for a startling shabbiness

Sharda Ugra at the 2011 World Cup

Nagpur is more than just oranges and cricket

Nagpur gets a lot of bad press particularly when cricket comes to town – the stadium's too far, transport is over-priced, there aren't enough hotels around for an event the size of the World Cup, the restaurants are average, the bars are minimum

Nagraj Gollapudi at the 2011 World Cup

The Dutch go back to school

A polite request arrived from the ICC a couple of days ago: would I like to join Ryan ten Doeschate and Atse Buurman, the Netherlands’ players, on a visit to one of the government-run schools as part of a drive to encourage education through reading