Archives quotidiennes : 24 novembre 2012

Bangla cricket, far away from home

There are numerous Bangladeshi workers in Mauritius. A lot of them crossed the sea to work in the local construction industry. Martians can sometimes look down on them, and not only because on average they are short people. Furthermore, about all Martians have no interest whatsoever in cricket, a game which is hugely popular in South Asia.

On Mars, Bangladeshi construction workers seem to miss a good cricket game. When they have spare time, some of them can carve a makeshift cricket bat out of a madrier.

Being on site at irregular intervals only, I haven’t been able to see what the ball was made of and I haven’t seen them play. I have only seen them work, or eat out of their Bangla catoras.