01 November, 2020

The Cricket Trail

A unique but timely adventure

The Cricket Trail
FOR Levine, India is a place to indulge her love for cricket. Also the focal point to document the subcontinent's passion for the game. From the box-cricket underarm tennis-ball night tournament hosted by the Om Shiva Sai Sports Club in Bombay to gali cricket in Old Delhi and the highest cricket ground in the world at Chail, Levine has seen and photographed it all. She has also developed her own concept of nirvana along the way, something she chiselled out of witnessing a Royal Thomian cricket match in Sri Lanka—an annual three-day school match held in a highly festive atmosphere where spectator passion for alcohol and revelry vies closely with their liking for late cuts to third man.

She has also not restricted the scope of material by confining herself to so-called accessible places. She wriggled and interviewed her way past LTTE functionaries to war-torn Jaffna where, for boys seeking an escape from the 12-year-long strife, cricket remains one of the few pleasures.

Also undeterred by Karachi businessmen, who thought the question ridiculous, she was...



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