Rajan Thambehalli

Cricket Switzerland has embraced pink balls

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Not red, not white

The cricketing landscape has changed in Switzerland with the introduction of pink balls from the 2015 season

British university students play on a beach in Barbados

Once upon a Caribbean cricket holiday

Twenty years ago, 16 British university students discovered the joys of watching and playing cricket in the West Indies

A panorama view of the the Clifton Cricket Club in Napier

Napier shows us World Cup joy

Outside the tournament venues, New Zealand is welcoming fans to enjoy its beauty and its cricket, nowhere more heart-warmingly than at Clifton Cricket Club

New Zealand cricket

The Christchurch revival

Future Christchurch chart the cricket culture in the city in a video, featuring interviews with local boys Richard Hadlee, John Wright, Stephen Fleming and Lee Germon among others

A boy playing tennis-ball cricket at the iconic Azad Maidan

The characters of maidan cricket

From the Nonstop Commentator to the Flat-footed Slogger - a lowdown on the players who defined Indian club cricket in the '70s

Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan dropped the ball after they both went for a catch

The joy of the excuse

They help you forget the fact that you're not a very good player