Posts Tagged ‘football’

Football in the City of the Dead

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Wandering in Cairo on assignment…

 

Egypt - Cairo - Boys play football in an alleyway in the Northern Cemetery known as the City of the Dead

Egypt – Cairo – Boys play football in an alleyway in the Northern Cemetery known as the City of the Dead

It’s just not cricket

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Oh dear. If there’s oneĀ  thing that unites Pakistani’s it’s cricket, so it’s with great sadness that I read about the twists and turns of the latest betting scandal involving the touring team at the moment. I never really ‘got’ cricket: I’m a Spurs fan (it’s a world of pain…) and grew up playing football. I did however make two reportage features about Imran Khan over the years. As for trying to actually photograph cricket – or any other sport for that matter – it’s a fantastic skill that I don’t possess.

Here’s a couple of images of him at home in Lahore (in more peaceful days) explaining the intricacies of the game to his nephews…

Pakistan - Lahore - Imran Khan the former Pakistan International Cricket player at home with his nephews playing cricket

Pakistan - Lahore - Imran Khan the former Pakistan International Cricket player at home with his nephews playing cricket.