Best Friends

While Bangladesh's national men's cricket team may be performing well on green fields of England, playgrounds in Bhola are turning to mud.   School children are picking their way to school and home again between puddles, or wading knee-deep and deeper through a rich and gluey mixture of mud and floodwater.   The grounds often drain relatively quickly due to the vein-y network of streams, canals and rivers that criss-cross the countryside, but bowlers can't get a lot of bounce on these rural pitches. These two friends take a break from the rain (which easily tops 2 metres a monsoon every year) to pose for the camera.

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