War Minus the Shooting: the revival of a cricket classicWar Minus the Shooting: the revival of a cricket classic

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We are delighted to announce the republication of War Minus the Shooting: A Journey Through South Asia During the 1996 Cricket World Cup by Mike Marqusee. First published in 1996, the book is a vivid portrait of a subcontinent in ferment during an extravagant tournament that foreshadowed the great shifts


It takes all sorts

The theatre of spinThe theatre of spin

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By Siddhartha Vaidyanathan I grew up at a time when India won (nearly) every Test at home and lost (nearly) every Test abroad. The phrases that punctuated newspaper reports back then: ‘designer pitches’, ‘underprepared pitches’ and ‘doctored pitches’. The players were ‘tigers at home, lambs abroad’, prospering on tracks they


I was there

I was thereI was there

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By Apurv Sardeshmukh Every cricket fan remembers the first game they witnessed live in a stadium. I do too. I was fortunate to watch the semi-final and the final of the Ranji Trophy in the 90/91 season at the Wankhede Stadium. The final is probably the greatest first-class game played