ISBN 9789384898199,Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge : The Indian Challenge

Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge : The Indian Challenge


Ashis Ray



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789384898199

ISBN-10 9384898198


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)


Cricket world cup - the Indian challenge is the most comprehensive offering on the subject, as eminently readable as essential reference. It covers all 10 previous world cups in detail from an Indian perspective, highlighting the 1983 and 2011 competitions, which India won.

The book has a guide chapter to the next world cup, starting on 14 February 2015. The book is first scheduled to be launched by February 2015. It will be again re-launched in May 2015,withthe"guide"chapterreplacedbyareviewofthe2015worldcup,there by rendering the product a four year shelf life.

'Voice of India' - Sun - Herald of Australia
'His commentaries are in precise classical English' - The late Trevor Bailey, England all-rounder and BBC expert commentator
'I have known Ashis Ray for many years and have found him outstanding in his work in the media' - Richie Benaud, former Australian captain and TV presenter and commentator
'I have known Ashis for some years now and am aware that he can be a wonderful raconteur' - Rahul, former Indian captain and now a TV commentator

About the Author

His debut as a test match commentator in 1975. He was the only Asian ball-by-ball commentator on the 1983 world cup. He has commentated on the sport on, among other networks, BBC, ABC of Australia, sky sports UK and Sony. He has reported or commented on cricket for every major British and Indian newspaper.

His home entertainment video, great moments of Indian cricket 1932 - 86, released by HMV and virgin in 1987, became an international bestseller. His TV documentary, 1983 - Indiasworldcup, screened in various countries, narrowly missed being short-listed for a BAFTA award. His book, One-day Cricket - The Indian Challenge, published by Harper Collins in 2007, became a bestseller in India.

London-based, Ray is the longest serving Indian foreign correspondent, having worked in this capacity since 1977 for BBC, CNN, the Ananda bazar group and the times of India. He is presently editor-director of a soon-to-be-launched text and TV news agency.