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


‘You little beauty’ – the 1996 World Cup

‘You little beauty’ – the 1996 World Cup‘You little beauty’ – the 1996 World Cup

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In the latest 81allout podcast we rewind to the World Cup in 1996 – when Sri Lanka refused to be beaten. We remember Brian Lara’s exquisite strokeplay, Aravinda de Silva’s mastery, Tendulkar’s magic with a sponsor-less bat, Jayasuriya reducing medium-pacers to offspinners, Paul Strang’s wizardry and Ambrose getting stumps to