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The children of Bhopal still play

Cricket is a way to escape the squalor around them, but the fields have a deadly past

Updated: November 10, 2010, 1:45 AM ET
By David Picker | 'E:60'

Every Sunday morning, as the sun creeps over the horizon in the central Indian city of Bhopal, boys of all ages begin to buzz with anticipation. On their only day off from school, they can think about only one thing: cricket.

In the overcrowded slums on the north side of town, there aren't many open spaces. So the boys here make a pilgrimage from their mud homes to a nearby abandoned factory. They scale the wall or slip through holes to enter the sprawling site, which at first ...

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