Hope for Cricket
Woolmer's murdered. India's out of the World Cup. People are defacing posters of Rahul Dravid and Tendulkar has had to post extra body guards outside his house to keep disappointed, angry fans from attacking him. Chappell is probably finished.
Everything went wrong for India (and a few other countries too) in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, and this city, which lives, breathes, eats, sleeps (but, as the Times of India put it, doesn't capably play) cricket, is devastated. But at least there's some hope. This snap is from Oval Maidan, the huge public cricket pitch near Churchgate Station where India's hopeful's train, play, and learn to love the game.