cricket & fasting

Spectators line the side of the pitch. The fielders stand prepared. The batsman plants himself in front of the wicket and hits the ground twice with the bat. He looks up and the bowler starts his approach, winding his arm to deliver the ball. He’s about to release it, when a motorbike carrying a family of five drives through the center of the pitch. Traffic stops play.

During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day. In Karachi in Pakistan, they also play cricket by night.