ISBN 9780857206848,Sphere Of Influence : Writings On Cricket And Its Discontents

Sphere Of Influence : Writings On Cricket And Its Discontents

Author:

Gideon Haigh

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster

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ISBN 9780857206848
Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780857206848

ISBN-10 0857206842
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Cricket

Does cricket make money in order to exist, or does it exist in order to make money?' In the last three years, cricket has changed more completely than in the preceding three decades, revolutionised by a racy new format, Twenty20, and a glamorous new competition, the Indian Premier League. How did India come to run world cricket? How did clubs owned by billionaires and Bollywood stars begin to shove international competition aside? How did money unite players and divide administrators, amid allegations of massive corruption? Gideon Haigh has followed cricket's biggest story since Kerry Packer's World Series' from the beginning: Sphere of Influence is the result. This insightful collection brings the struggle to save cricket's soul into sharp and disturbing focus. About The Author Gideon Haigh has been writing about sport, business, both and neither, for twenty-seven years. He lives in Melbourne.

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