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Anoop Asranna: In Mumbai's gullies, where cricket is the only escape. For those few minutes, wielding that magical piece of willow, everyone is a Sachin
Karthik Krishnaswamy: When is one cricket pitch too close to another? A playground in Shadi Khampur, Delhi
Siddarth Hirdaramani: Playing cricket at the Burning Man festival, Nevada Desert, USA
Shehram Malik: Sunday's cricket in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA
Prasad: My childhood cricket ground in Ponnani, Kerala in India
Trishank Sharma: Clicked at Ben Lee Skatepark in Kelowna, British Columbia in Canada. South Asians at play - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh - all on the same field. One of the perks of interning in Canada - extended days with sunset at 9pm
Kodakandla Rashwanth Reddy: No cricket ground and no stumps? No problem for us. We've made our home, in the USA, into a ground, and our mattress into the stumps.
Muhammad Waqas Altaf: The Lahore boys beat the Peshawar lads, chasing 50 in 4 overs hitting 21 runs in the last over, near Lake Mahodand situated in the Usho valley at a height of 7500 feet
Nuwan Lakmal: A lush outfield for a cricket match in Hatton, high up in hill country in Sri Lanka
Nafis Alam: University of Nottingham staff and students take to cricket on a bright Sunday morning, University of Nottingham cricket ground, Malaysia campus
Sandy Geeganage: Playing cricket in swimming trunks, on a sandbar in the Nilaveli Lagoon, Northeastern Province, Sri Lanka
David Liverman: A cricket demonstration on Water Street - the main street of downtown St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador were asked to put on a demonstration prior to an outdoor screening of the film The Grand Seduction. The street was blocked off to allow play.
Praveen Devadiga: This pitch is a road - a game of cricket opposite Meydan Race Course, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, where cricket is played intensively and competitively every weekend
Raj Thokala: Cricket and baseball meet in Ashburn, Virginia. Afan Khalid went to Odense, Denmark on his summer vacation. Windy conditions and a taped ball meant he had to be pretty good against the swinging ball
Kaustubh Barve: On a short summer trip with friends, playing box cricket using empty liquor bottles for stumps near Alibaug beach, India
Priyank Jain: The Spidercam effect - A Spidercam view of kids playing in Bandra East, Mumbai. I took this picture from Bandra Skywalk, a 1.3 km overbridge.
Akash S Chavan: Bathed in cricket's warm glow - Time for some dusk cricket at Kovalam beach, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The young batsman is set to smash the ball, delivered by his father.
Sara Nasir: A batsman gears up for a big hit near Lahore Fort
Philip Spooner: The pitch doesn't look flat but that doesn't bother these kids in Galle. The stunning sunset provides the perfect backdrop
Ritam Mitra: The quintessential Australian summer image - cricket on the streets of Sydney
Sudhir Aray: A group of Indian army men playing cricket at the world's highest transit camp at an altitude of 15000ft at a small town called Pang on the Leh-Manali Highway in north India
Abu Bakar Majeed: A packed off-side field in Model Town, Lahore
Nasir Khan: The players in the Intermountain Cricket League in Utah, USA, are attired like professional cricketers but the umpire seems dressed for a holiday
Jaideep Tungare: Trek-cricket in the picturesque Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, India
Nishant Chaturvedi: These boys in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, have a lot of extra hands in the field. Or should we say hooves? Bovine umpire included.
Aswin Shankar: Low-light cricket on a two-surface pitch in Buangkok, Singapore
Mervin Clement : Kids enjoy a game of cricket near the banks of the Parvati river in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh in India some 5000 ft above sea level
James Donkin loves this photo, a luscious green pitch and nice weather at an iconic location, the Treaty House Grounds at Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, the place where NZ's founding treaty was signed
Ankur Agarwal: Come the summer in Oslo, Norway and the cricket season begins. Located close to the north pole, the sun rarely sets for more than six hours a day and so cricket doesn't face bad light-related issues too much
Trishan Fernando: Tennis-ball cricket - which may or may not involve a suspect action - played amidst beautiful greenery in Lunuwila, Sri Lanka, a small town to the north of Colombo
Srivatsan Parthasarathy: Taken while I was waiting to pick up my son from a Math class. On a narrow strip of a busy street in Chennai, a bunch of children play the game. Transported me for a short while back to the joys of street cricket enjoyed in years gone by.
Muhammad Nadir Khan: There's more than one use for the surfboard at Surfside Beach, Texas
Harish Kumar: Invited a few German and Czech trekkers to a game of gully cricket in the Himalayas at an altitude 3700 metres
Partha Banerjee: Quite the task for the batsman to keep his eye on the ball and not on the breathtaking mountain in Solang Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
Roberta Moretti: A game of cricket ends near the iconic National Congress building in Brasilia
Saad Butt: Shot of the Day from Mini Cricket organised by FCT Cricket Association in Abuja, Nigeria
Anish Frank Charles: Cricket on a cemented basketball court in the sweltering heat of Bahrain
Mandeep Khanal: A scene from a monastery in Sindhupalchowk Nepal where boys can be seen playing cricket with a hand-made bat and using bricks as stumps
Chandan Chauhan: A game of tennis-ball cricket in Dahisar, Mumbai
Peter Smith: Playing summer cricket on Wharton Beach in January 2005, near Duke of Orleans Bay, east of Esperance, Western Australia.
Subramania Bharathy: Front leg out of the way, massive backlift, that shot is surely going to land him in some trouble with his mom. This shot from Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu
Sijas Purayil: A high backlift is spotted on Muzahappilangad Beach, Kerala, India. No question of leg-side heaves here
Asadul Ashraful: Cricket in sun and shadow at Brahmanbaria in eastern Bangladesh
Mark Papendieck: Does it swing a lot in Southern Highlands, New South Wales? This young batsman stands outside the crease as she readies to face the ball
Vishnu P Nair: Kids playing cricket in Wayanad, Kerala in southern India, with the beautiful Chembra peak in background - the highest mountain of Wayanad district.
Sarfraz Khan: You can see the love and craze for cricket - even heavy rains can't stop these Lahore kids from playing cricket
Akhil Monu Mathew took this photo during a chilly morning around 6am in Cubbon Park, Bangalore, while on a leisurely walk. After this shot, the ball was lost in the bamboo forest on the side.
Faraz Saleem: A cricket-themed Canadian picnic - If you're struggling to extract bounce from the backyards in suburban Canada, don't fret; a six-foot long portable picnic table ought to suffice
Noman Sajjad: There's the beauty of the surroundings but it's a run that's foremost on the batsman's mind in this shot from Neelum Valley.
Vinay Siwach: Clear land, get six - There's only one motto when batting on this green deck overlooking the lake en route to Alwar in Rajasthan: the more you hit in the water, the higher your batting position in the next game.