FEATURES

  • Delhi's maidan story Despite limited number of grounds available at their disposal, it is the dedication and passion for the game that has kept cricket going all these years
  • Smells like community spirit Bangalore seems to produce cricketers who are skilful, self-effacing, gentlemanly and confident
  • 'In the capital cricket thrives inspite of the chaos' Ground Reality: Not just the capital of India, Delhi has been the capital of cricket in northern India, but like the other metros cricket in Delhi has its own peculiar issues that need to be addressed
  • 'Challenge for Chennai in the changing times' Ground Reality: How cricket in Bangalore has coped with the rapid growth of the city, the changing dynamics, and the issues that need to be tackled
  • The Capital transition When everything is changing so fast in this jet-age, the game of cricket in Delhi can be no exception
  • Memories of Fateh Maidan Hyderabad plays its first class matches at the new stadium at distant Uppal, but for the old-timers, cricket memories are inextricably intertwined with the memories of Fateh Maidan
  • One-man poem Fuelled by their coach's determination, Delhi's finest cricket club has grown and thrived
  • Stopping by the Marina The Marina ground looks a pretty sight today, with its carefully manicured turf wicket and green outfield, jealously protected from common humanity by its tall walls
  • Indian cricket's spiritual home It was here that a Test was tied and the then-highest one-day score was made, but Chepauk is much more than just the sum of its records
  • Bombay memoirs From the airy lounges of Brabourne's pavilion to the charmless, modern edifice that is the Wankhede Stadium
  • The warmth of a sweltering city The stifling heat doesn't dampen the enthusiasm of the local cricket lover and it won't that of tourists either
  • Chennai's grounds for cheer A look at the grounds in Chennai that keep children off the streets
  • The changing face of Hyderabad cricket How the game in the city, once known for it's stylish players, is changing into an unhealthy uniformity
  • An MCC of our own The birthplace of cricket in Madras is now a haven for the city's well-heeled sports lovers
  • 'City's growth has affected cricket in Bangalore' Ground Reality: How cricket in Bangalore has coped with the rapid growth of the city, the changing dynamics, and the issues that need to be tackled
  • Mumbai's cricket cradle How a small tin shed in central Mumbai produced some of India's finest players
  • What's the new formula for Chennai? How will the city's cricket deal with the challenge the IPL imposes on it?
  • 'Cricket in India is synonymous with Mumbai' Ground Reality: A look at the significance of the game in India's commercial capital, how things have changed over the years, and the road ahead
  • 'Cricket has grown in Pune' - Kanitkar Hrishikesh Kanitkar reflects on cricket in Pune, and where it stands in comparison to Mumbai
  • Sunday cricket on the Marina On Chennai's extra-long beach, cricket came with its own rules and unique delights. No longer, alas
  • Once upon a time in Delhi Back in the day, inter-college cricket ruled the roost and captured hearts, but now much of the city's cricket has lost its sheen
  • Kolkata's level playing field In the heart of Kolkata, the Maidan is a great level playing field. It is where the city breathes and where it catches its breath
  • 'The kids today don't have that luxury' - Laxman VVS Laxman reflects on playing cricket in Hyderabad when he was growing up, and how things have changed
  • No second chances in Mumbai Cricketers in the city have to negotiate insanely crowded trains and epic traffic on their way to practice or games. No wonder they're not the sort who give up easily
  • Once upon a maidan An English photojournalist returns to Mumbai after a decade to see if the city's cricket has changed at all
  • Cricket and the city An initiative to explore cricket in the cities in India and the challenges for the game at the grassroots