ISBN 9789350295007,Cricket Cauldron : The Turbulent Politics Of Sport In Pakistan

Cricket Cauldron : The Turbulent Politics Of Sport In Pakistan



Harper Collins Publishers Inc

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9789350295007

ISBN-10 9350295008

Hard Back

Number of Pages 350 Pages
Language (English)

Sports & outdoor recreation

Authors show how understanding the state of cricket in Pakistan is the key to understanding the country itself. Cricket Cauldron tackles the controversies and scandals associated with the game in Pakistan head on: ball tampering, spot fixing, matchfixing, player factions, increasing presence of religion in Pakistani cricket, Bob Woolmers mysterious death. About Author Shaharyar M. Khan is a distinguished Pakistani diplomat who served as High Commissioner in the United Kingdom, Ambassador to France and Jordan, Foreign Secretary and the UN Secretary Generals Special Representative in Rwanda. His cricket pedigree is impeccable. He distinguished himself at Cambridge University, played club cricket in Britain and Pakistan and was a playing member of the MCC. Ali Khan is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Department Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research interests vary from labour issues to popular culture in Pakistan, focusing particularly on cinema and sports.