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  • Out of the Box R/E Few people have followed cricket as closely as Harsha Bhogle. He has not only studied the game from the outside but experienced it right from the middle of the action. As a commentator and TV presenter, he has even brought the game to millions of people around the world. In Out Of The Box, he brings together years of cricket analysis in an attempt to track the evolution of the game in India. He also writes about cricketing legends like Sanath Jayasurya, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, V.V.S. Laxman, and Sachin Tendulkar. The book contains a selection of Bhogles articles that he wrote for The Indian Express. It explores the history of contemporary cricket tracking the rise and fall of some of the greatest Indian cricketers of all times. It gives an inside view of various aspects of the game, right from coaching methodologies to team control and management. The book is full of interesting revelations about the Indian team as it played matches around the world. Bhogles expert analysis brings out the teams key strengths and weaknesses and assesses its capability to become the greatest cricketing team in the world. About Harsha Bhogle Harsha Bhogle is a renowned Indian cricket commentator, TV presenter, and sports journalist. Having a keen interest for cricket, he writes frequently about the game for leading news publications. His column Hitting Hard features regularly in The Sportstar magazine. He has authored the official biography of eminent cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin and a number of other books on sports including Complete Encyclopedia Of Cricket and Lets Play: The Puffin Book Of Sports Stories. Bhogle was born in 1961 in Hyderabad. He did chemical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and studied business management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is one of the leading presenters of International cricket and is seen at all major cricketing events. He has hosted a number of sports based television shows for ESPN and Star Sports. He also hosted Travel India With Harsha Bhogle for TLC and The Discovery Channel. He is married to Anita Bhogle, whom he met at IIM A. She runs Prosearch that is a Sports communications consultancy. They live in Mumbai and have two sons. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

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    Few people have followed cricket as closely as Harsha Bhogle. He has not only studied the game from the outside but experienced it right from the middle of the action. As a commentator and TV presenter, he has even brought the game to millions of people around the world. In Out Of The Box, he brings together years of cricket analysis in an attempt to track the evolution of the game in India. He also writes about cricketing legends like Sanath Jayasurya, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, V.V.S. Laxman, and Sachin Tendulkar.

    The book contains a selection of Bhogles articles that he wrote for The Indian Express. It explores the history of contemporary cricket tracking the rise and fall of some of the greatest Indian cricketers of all times. It gives an inside view of various aspects of the game, right from coaching methodologies to team control and management.

    The book is full of interesting revelations about the Indian team as it played matches around the world. Bhogles expert analysis brings out the teams key strengths and weaknesses and assesses its capability to become the greatest cricketing team in the world.

    About Harsha Bhogle

    Harsha Bhogle is a renowned Indian cricket commentator, TV presenter, and sports journalist.

    Having a keen interest for cricket, he writes frequently about the game for leading news publications. His column Hitting Hard features regularly in The Sportstar magazine. He has authored the official biography of eminent cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin and a number of other books on sports including Complete Encyclopedia Of Cricket and Lets Play: The Puffin Book Of Sports Stories.

    Bhogle was born in 1961 in Hyderabad. He did chemical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and studied business management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is one of the leading presenters of International cricket and is seen at all major cricketing events. He has hosted a number of sports based television shows for ESPN and Star Sports. He also hosted Travel India With Harsha Bhogle for TLC and The Discovery Channel. He is married to Anita Bhogle, whom he met at IIM A. She runs Prosearch that is a Sports communications consultancy. They live in Mumbai and have two sons.

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  • Shadows Across the Playing Field 60 Years of India Pakistan Cricket Shadows across the Playing Field tells the story of the turbulent cricketing relations between India and Pakistan through the eyes of two men Shashi Tharoor and Shaharyar Khan who bring to the task not only great love of the game but also deep knowledge of subcontinental politics and diplomacy. Shashi Tharoor, a former UN Under Secretary General and man of letters, is a passionate outsider, whose comprehensive, entertaining and hard hitting analysis of sixty years of cricketing history displays a Nehruvian commitment to secular values, which rejects sectarianism in sport in either country. Shaharyar Khan, a former Pakistan foreign secretary, is very much the insider, who writes compellingly of his pivotal role as team manager and then chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Control Board at a time when cricket was in the forefront of d https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    Shadows Across the Playing Field 60 Years of India Pakistan Cricket
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    Shadows across the Playing Field tells the story of the turbulent cricketing relations between India and Pakistan through the eyes of two men Shashi Tharoor and Shaharyar Khan who bring to the task not only great love of the game but also deep knowledge of subcontinental politics and diplomacy. Shashi Tharoor, a former UN Under Secretary General and man of letters, is a passionate outsider, whose comprehensive, entertaining and hard hitting analysis of sixty years of cricketing history displays a Nehruvian commitment to secular values, which rejects sectarianism in sport in either country. Shaharyar Khan, a former Pakistan foreign secretary, is very much the insider, who writes compellingly of his pivotal role as team manager and then chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Control Board at a time when cricket was in the forefront of d

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  • Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy A Journey to the Heart of Crickets Underworld Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy, by Ed Hawkins, is a book that takes you on a journey to the heart of crickets underworld. Summary of the Book This book is a startling account of corruption in cricket, making a journey to the core of Indias illegal bookmaking industry. It discloses the scales of corruption and match fixing, which pretty much runs rife throughout world cricket. After befriending illegal bookmakers of the game and the anti corruption officers of the International Cricket Council, Ed Hawkins has chronicled the shady world and rumours that whirl around the game. The book also features governing bodies, politicians, players, and bookmakers, and is a must read for every cricket fan. About Ed Hawkins Ed Hawkins is an award winning sports journalist who has been named the Sports Journalists Associations Sports Betting Writer of the Year. He has also authored the book, Sporting Chancer. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy A Journey to the Heart of Crickets Underworld
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    Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy, by Ed Hawkins, is a book that takes you on a journey to the heart of crickets underworld.

    Summary of the Book

    This book is a startling account of corruption in cricket, making a journey to the core of Indias illegal bookmaking industry. It discloses the scales of corruption and match fixing, which pretty much runs rife throughout world cricket. After befriending illegal bookmakers of the game and the anti corruption officers of the International Cricket Council, Ed Hawkins has chronicled the shady world and rumours that whirl around the game. The book also features governing bodies, politicians, players, and bookmakers, and is a must read for every cricket fan.

    About Ed Hawkins

    Ed Hawkins is an award winning sports journalist who has been named the Sports Journalists Associations Sports Betting Writer of the Year. He has also authored the book, Sporting Chancer.

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  • Talking Cricket Talking Cricket presents the best long form interviews from Wisden Asia Cricket and Cricinfo magazines and the ESPNcricinfo website over the last ten years. Summary of the Book The interviews brought together in this book feature some of the greatest players from across eons. Some of them are Frank Tyson, Garry Sobers, Barry Richards, Ian Chappell, Virender Sehwag, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Mark Taylor, Nasser Hussain, MAK Pataudi and Mahela Jayawardene. The 22 cricketers included in this volume share their insights and wisdoms, along with intriguing anecdotes and humour from the games different crafts, including batting, bowling, captaincy, and fielding. Talking Cricket is not a book to miss if you are an ardent admirer of the game. About ESPNcricinfo ESPNcricinfo maintains the games most extensive and the most authoritative database, with details of thousands of international and domestic players, officials and administrators. It also includes information about thousands of matches. It also runs its own global news operation. Its news and match coverage are complemented by comments, interviews, features, blogs and multimedia content. The strength of its journalism has given ESPNcricinfo the status of crickets leading global voice one that is followed by players, fans and administrators alike. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    Talking Cricket
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    Talking Cricket presents the best long form interviews from Wisden Asia Cricket and Cricinfo magazines and the ESPNcricinfo website over the last ten years.

    Summary of the Book

    The interviews brought together in this book feature some of the greatest players from across eons. Some of them are Frank Tyson, Garry Sobers, Barry Richards, Ian Chappell, Virender Sehwag, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Mark Taylor, Nasser Hussain, MAK Pataudi and Mahela Jayawardene. The 22 cricketers included in this volume share their insights and wisdoms, along with intriguing anecdotes and humour from the games different crafts, including batting, bowling, captaincy, and fielding. Talking Cricket is not a book to miss if you are an ardent admirer of the game.

    About ESPNcricinfo

    ESPNcricinfo maintains the games most extensive and the most authoritative database, with details of thousands of international and domestic players, officials and administrators. It also includes information about thousands of matches. It also runs its own global news operation. Its news and match coverage are complemented by comments, interviews, features, blogs and multimedia content. The strength of its journalism has given ESPNcricinfo the status of crickets leading global voice one that is followed by players, fans and administrators alike.

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  • A Biography Of Rahul Dravid The book traces the illustrious career of one of crickets all time greats. It examines the various attributes of the man who started his cricketing career in 1996 and finished it as a legend. The book looks at the events and factors that contributed to shaping the career of Rahul Dravid, it relates his triumphs, and explores his trials and tribulations. It recounts his struggles to break free of the shackles and stereotyping that haunted him in his early years. From this book emerges the tale of a young man who overcame his weaknesses and used his own strengths to carve out a niche for himself in all forms of the game. He is a man who gradually emerged from the shadows of his legendary peers to claim his own place. The book highlights the mental, physical, and technical attributes that enabled Dravid to reach the heights he did in the game. His faith in the three Ds, which are dedication, determination, and discipline. Dravid, though living in the shadow of Tendulkar, has created records and shaped victories for India that ensure that he is up there among the greatest players of all time. He was never a man content to rest on his laurels. What was more important to him than personal glory was always the teams cause. He is the first Indian to have scored five double centuries in test cricket. He was also the first Indian to score four centuries in four consecutive test innings, and the first test batsman to have scored a century against each of the test playing nations. This book is a tribute to a man who has retained his humility and graceful conduct while still scaling incredible heights in his profession, a man who is appreciated both by his own teammates as well as the opposition. He is not just respected as a player, but also as a person. The book contains reminiscences and tributes from his teammates, mentors, seniors, peers, and opponents. It also includes some exquisite photographs that have captured various moments in Dravids life. About Devendra Prabhudesai Devendra Prabhudesai is a BCCI executive and also a biographer. Books written by him include SMG: A Biography Of Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, and The Cricket World Cup Cherish and Relish. His books are about cricket and cricketing personalities. Devendra Prabhudesai is an alumnus of King George High School IES English Medium School, Dadar. He works at the Board of Cricket Control in India BCCI as the media relations and corporate affairs manager. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    A Biography Of Rahul Dravid
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    The book traces the illustrious career of one of crickets all time greats. It examines the various attributes of the man who started his cricketing career in 1996 and finished it as a legend.

    The book looks at the events and factors that contributed to shaping the career of Rahul Dravid, it relates his triumphs, and explores his trials and tribulations. It recounts his struggles to break free of the shackles and stereotyping that haunted him in his early years.

    From this book emerges the tale of a young man who overcame his weaknesses and used his own strengths to carve out a niche for himself in all forms of the game. He is a man who gradually emerged from the shadows of his legendary peers to claim his own place.

    The book highlights the mental, physical, and technical attributes that enabled Dravid to reach the heights he did in the game. His faith in the three Ds, which are dedication, determination, and discipline.

    Dravid, though living in the shadow of Tendulkar, has created records and shaped victories for India that ensure that he is up there among the greatest players of all time. He was never a man content to rest on his laurels. What was more important to him than personal glory was always the teams cause.

    He is the first Indian to have scored five double centuries in test cricket. He was also the first Indian to score four centuries in four consecutive test innings, and the first test batsman to have scored a century against each of the test playing nations.

    This book is a tribute to a man who has retained his humility and graceful conduct while still scaling incredible heights in his profession, a man who is appreciated both by his own teammates as well as the opposition. He is not just respected as a player, but also as a person.

    The book contains reminiscences and tributes from his teammates, mentors, seniors, peers, and opponents. It also includes some exquisite photographs that have captured various moments in Dravids life.

    About Devendra Prabhudesai

    Devendra Prabhudesai is a BCCI executive and also a biographer.

    Books written by him include SMG: A Biography Of Sunil Manohar Gavaskar, and The Cricket World Cup Cherish and Relish. His books are about cricket and cricketing personalities.

    Devendra Prabhudesai is an alumnus of King George High School IES English Medium School, Dadar. He works at the Board of Cricket Control in India BCCI as the media relations and corporate affairs manager.

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  • Sachin Tendulkar The Man Cricket Loved Back The Man Cricket Loved Back Sachin Tendulkar The Man Cricket Loved Back is about the legendary cricketer and his last match. The match was the most watched cricket match as every Indian wanted to witness it and be a part of it. Summary of the Book When Sachin Tendulkar played his last match on November 2013 the whole of India, especially cricket lovers, wanted to be a part of it. Fans saw him play for the last time. Shortly after this the Government of India presented him with the Bharat Ratna Award. This book contains the perspectives and appreciation of his teammates and rivals. It also features interviews conducted by him over the years, and pictures of him on and off the field. About the Author ESPNcricinfo is a sports news website which is specifically meant for cricket. The website was originally started during the World Cup in 1993. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    Sachin Tendulkar The Man Cricket Loved Back The Man Cricket Loved Back
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    Sachin Tendulkar The Man Cricket Loved Back is about the legendary cricketer and his last match. The match was the most watched cricket match as every Indian wanted to witness it and be a part of it.

    Summary of the Book

    When Sachin Tendulkar played his last match on November 2013 the whole of India, especially cricket lovers, wanted to be a part of it. Fans saw him play for the last time. Shortly after this the Government of India presented him with the Bharat Ratna Award. This book contains the perspectives and appreciation of his teammates and rivals. It also features interviews conducted by him over the years, and pictures of him on and off the field.

    About the Author

    ESPNcricinfo is a sports news website which is specifically meant for cricket. The website was originally started during the World Cup in 1993.

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  • Pitch It Inspirational Stories from the Cricket Dressing Room to the Corporate Boardroom In Pitch It Dev Prasad has used some exciting and fascinating stories from the cricketing world to build strategies that can be exceptionally useful in a corporate warfare. The author very skillfully draws similarities from the sporting and business worlds to provide his readers important lessons on leadership and management. The book comprises of enthralling anecdotes linking cricketing legends and business leaders. In addition, the book is packed with case studies from a wide range of industries such as IT, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Banking, and Food and Beverages. Pitch It is an exceptional compilation of winning strategies and will make a great read for management professionals and entrepreneurs. About Dev Prasad Dev Prasad is an Indian author and IT professional residing in Bangalore. He completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichy and his postgraduate program from IIM Bangalore. He has held senior management positions at several European and American Multinational Companies. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, photography, and listening to music. He has penned down several poems, one of which was selected by International Poets Association, USA. He is also associated with a few NGOs working for underprivileged children. His debut novel Krishna: A Journey Through the Lands & Legends of Krishna was long listed for 2010 Vodafone Crossword Award. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    Pitch It Inspirational Stories from the Cricket Dressing Room to the Corporate Boardroom
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    In Pitch It Dev Prasad has used some exciting and fascinating stories from the cricketing world to build strategies that can be exceptionally useful in a corporate warfare. The author very skillfully draws similarities from the sporting and business worlds to provide his readers important lessons on leadership and management. The book comprises of enthralling anecdotes linking cricketing legends and business leaders. In addition, the book is packed with case studies from a wide range of industries such as IT, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Banking, and Food and Beverages. Pitch It is an exceptional compilation of winning strategies and will make a great read for management professionals and entrepreneurs.

    About Dev Prasad

    Dev Prasad is an Indian author and IT professional residing in Bangalore. He completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichy and his postgraduate program from IIM Bangalore. He has held senior management positions at several European and American Multinational Companies. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, photography, and listening to music. He has penned down several poems, one of which was selected by International Poets Association, USA. He is also associated with a few NGOs working for underprivileged children. His debut novel Krishna: A Journey Through the Lands & Legends of Krishna was long listed for 2010 Vodafone Crossword Award.

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  • Cricket Changed My Life Cricket Changed My Life: Stories of Hope and Despair from the IPL and Elsewhere is a collection of anecdotes and stories from cricketers about winning, and the game itself. Summary of the Book What is it about cricket that motivates many children to take up the bat and play? Is it the money? Or is it the fame? The IPL has changed many things about the game, and the cricketing world itself. Is the world of cricket so different from any other corporate world? Are the lives of cricketers all that we assume them to be? In this collection of anecdotes, interviews and memoirs, several players reveal what it means to be selected into the IPL teams, and what it means to be rejected. It also reveals how foreign cricketers have made an impact on Indian soil, and how the game has changed. Better or worse, the game will change, the book states and shows what the players feel about this change. About the Authors Shamya Dasgupta is an Indian sports journalist and writer. Currently a senior editor with Wisden India, he has also written Bhiwani Junction The Untold Story of Boxing in India. Javagal Srinath is a former Indian cricketer, and current ICC Match Referee. The only Indian fast bowler to have taken more than 300 wickets in ODIs, some of his best games were the second innings Kolkata 1999 https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    Cricket Changed My Life
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    Cricket Changed My Life: Stories of Hope and Despair from the IPL and Elsewhere is a collection of anecdotes and stories from cricketers about winning, and the game itself.

    Summary of the Book

    What is it about cricket that motivates many children to take up the bat and play? Is it the money? Or is it the fame? The IPL has changed many things about the game, and the cricketing world itself. Is the world of cricket so different from any other corporate world? Are the lives of cricketers all that we assume them to be? In this collection of anecdotes, interviews and memoirs, several players reveal what it means to be selected into the IPL teams, and what it means to be rejected. It also reveals how foreign cricketers have made an impact on Indian soil, and how the game has changed. Better or worse, the game will change, the book states and shows what the players feel about this change.

    About the Authors

    Shamya Dasgupta is an Indian sports journalist and writer. Currently a senior editor with Wisden India, he has also written Bhiwani Junction The Untold Story of Boxing in India.

    Javagal Srinath is a former Indian cricketer, and current ICC Match Referee. The only Indian fast bowler to have taken more than 300 wickets in ODIs, some of his best games were the second innings Kolkata 1999

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  • Pataudi Nawab Of Cricket Essays by Farokh Engineer, Abbas Ali Baig, Bishan Bedi, Mike Brearley, David Woolley, Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell, N. Ram, Tony Lewis, Vijay Merchant, M.J. Akbar, Suresh Menon, Ray Robinson, Mudar Patherya, Rajdeep Sardesai, John Woodcock, Rahul Dravid, Robin Marlar, Ted Dexter, Mike Coward, Saba Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan March 1962 The Indian team to West Indies had just lost its captain, Nari Contractor, to a sickening head injury. A strapping young man, playing only his fourth Test, walked out for the toss with Frank Worrell at Bridgetown. At twenty one, he was not only the youngest member of the team, but also the youngest to captain a Test side. He had returned to playing cricket only months after an accident that left him with vision in only one eye. For the next decade, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, or Tiger, was the undisputed Nawab of Indian cricket, captaining in all but six of the forty six Tests he played, forging a national identity in a team often divided along regional lines, proving a game changer by raising the standard of fielding and by unleashing a famed quartet of spinners, the likes of which the world had not seen. In Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket, players, writers, editors, actors, friends and opponents reminisce about their association with Tiger. This extraordinary anthology brilliantly put together by Suresh Menon, arguably Indias best sports writer and journalist offers a fascinating portrait of a cricketer and a gentleman whose contribution to Indian cricket went beyond the number of Tests he played and the runs he scored. About the Author Suresh Menon became the youngest sports editor and then one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country with Indian Express. His writings on politics, cricket, literature and sport appear in publications around the world. He is the author of Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer and Champions: How the World Cup Was Won and has edited the anthology Sachin Genius Unplugged. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    Pataudi   Nawab Of Cricket
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    Essays by Farokh Engineer, Abbas Ali Baig, Bishan Bedi, Mike Brearley, David Woolley, Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell, N. Ram, Tony Lewis, Vijay Merchant, M.J. Akbar, Suresh Menon, Ray Robinson, Mudar Patherya, Rajdeep Sardesai, John Woodcock, Rahul Dravid, Robin Marlar, Ted Dexter, Mike Coward, Saba Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan

    March 1962 The Indian team to West Indies had just lost its captain, Nari Contractor, to a sickening head injury. A strapping young man, playing only his fourth Test, walked out for the toss with Frank Worrell at Bridgetown. At twenty one, he was not only the youngest member of the team, but also the youngest to captain a Test side. He had returned to playing cricket only months after an accident that left him with vision in only one eye. For the next decade, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, or Tiger, was the undisputed Nawab of Indian cricket, captaining in all but six of the forty six Tests he played, forging a national identity in a team often divided along regional lines, proving a game changer by raising the standard of fielding and by unleashing a famed quartet of spinners, the likes of which the world had not seen. In Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket, players, writers, editors, actors, friends and opponents reminisce about their association with Tiger. This extraordinary anthology brilliantly put together by Suresh Menon, arguably Indias best sports writer and journalist offers a fascinating portrait of a cricketer and a gentleman whose contribution to Indian cricket went beyond the number of Tests he played and the runs he scored.

    About the Author
    Suresh Menon became the youngest sports editor and then one of the youngest newspaper editors in the country with Indian Express. His writings on politics, cricket, literature and sport appear in publications around the world. He is the author of Bishan: Portrait of a Cricketer and Champions: How the World Cup Was Won and has edited the anthology Sachin Genius Unplugged.

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  • The Great Tamasha Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India On a Bangalore night in April 2008, cricket and India changed forever. It was the first night of the Indian Premier League cricket, but not as we knew it. It involved big money, glitz, prancing girls and Bollywood stars. It was not so much sport as tamasha a great entertainment. How a game and a country, both regarded as synonymous with infinite patience, managed to produce such an event. James Astill explains how Indias economic surge and cricketing obsession made it the dominant power in world cricket, off the field if rarely on it. He tells how cricket has become the central focus of the worlds second biggest nation: the place where power and money and celebrity and corruption all meet, to the rapt attention of a billion eyeballs. Astill crosses the subcontinent and over endless cups of tea, meets the people who make up modern India from faded princes to backstreet bookmakers, slum kids to squillionaires and sees how cricket shapes their lives and that of their country. Finally, in London he meets Indian crickets fallen star, Lalit Modi, whose driving energy helped build this new form of cricket before he was dismissed in disgrace: a story that says much about modern India. It is a fascinating examination of the most important development in cricket today. A brilliant evocation of an endlessly beguiling country, it is also essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the workings of modern India. https://cdn.nowfloats.com/fp/v1/images/productTileImage.png

    The Great Tamasha Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India Cricket, Corruption and the Turbulent Rise of Modern India
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    On a Bangalore night in April 2008, cricket and India changed forever. It was the first night of the Indian Premier League cricket, but not as we knew it. It involved big money, glitz, prancing girls and Bollywood stars. It was not so much sport as tamasha a great entertainment.

    How a game and a country, both regarded as synonymous with infinite patience, managed to produce such an event. James Astill explains how Indias economic surge and cricketing obsession made it the dominant power in world cricket, off the field if rarely on it. He tells how cricket has become the central focus of the worlds second biggest nation: the place where power and money and celebrity and corruption all meet, to the rapt attention of a billion eyeballs.

    Astill crosses the subcontinent and over endless cups of tea, meets the people who make up modern India from faded princes to backstreet bookmakers, slum kids to squillionaires and sees how cricket shapes their lives and that of their country. Finally, in London he meets Indian crickets fallen star, Lalit Modi, whose driving energy helped build this new form of cricket before he was dismissed in disgrace: a story that says much about modern India.

    It is a fascinating examination of the most important development in cricket today. A brilliant evocation of an endlessly beguiling country, it is also essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the workings of modern India.

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