My first day in Pakistan (vs. India CWC 2011!!)

My first day in Karachi coincided with the biggest cricket match that Pakistan has experienced in decades. Picture this: The Express Tribune web room awash with young, energetic staff wearing emerald jerseys over jeans and shalwar kameez, hurriedly filing stories so they can rush off to their government-sanctioned cricket holiday. They’ve all got one eye on the tiny TV mounted at the ceiling, not wanting to miss the toss, when the bumbling, jet-lagged American, slips behind a desk and says in a deep-fried drawl: “Hey y’all, what’s this cricket thing about?” A marvelous way to endear myself to my brand new co-workers, isn’t it?

Keep reading at The Express Tribune


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