Reviving War Minus the Shooting – a chat with Osman SamiuddinReviving War Minus the Shooting – a chat with Osman Samiuddin

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In the latest episode of the podcast we talk about how and why we set up 81allout Publishing – and the first book we recently released: Mike Marqusee’s War Minus the Shooting. ESPNcricinfo’s senior editor Osman Samiuddin tells us what the book has meant to him and why he considers it


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


War Minus the Shooting – revisiting the 1996 World Cup through a classic bookWar Minus the Shooting – revisiting the 1996 World Cup through a classic book

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In the latest episode we revisit War Minus the Shooting, Mike Marqusee’s book on his journey through the subcontinent during the 1996 World Cup. Buy War Minus the Shooting in: India (e-copy only) USA (paperback and e-copy) UK (paperback and e-copy) Australia (paperback and e-copy) Canada (paperback and e-copy) Germany


‘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