‘As a captain, you don’t delegate decisions that affect winning or losing’: Ian Chappell‘As a captain, you don’t delegate decisions that affect winning or losing’: Ian Chappell

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We speak to the legendary Australian captain Ian Chappell on a book he published in 1992 – Chappelli: The Cutting Edge. Chappell offers his thoughts on captaincy, coaching, cricket administration and the muddled approach of those running the game today. Having followed the game for over seven decades – and


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


The stories behind the stories – interview with journalist Clayton MurzelloThe stories behind the stories – interview with journalist Clayton Murzello

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Our special guest this week is Clayton Murzello, group sports editor of Mid-Day in Mumbai. A few months ago, we had chatted with Clayton about his journey in cricket journalism and of the stories surrounding club cricket in Mumbai. This time we chose to ask him about the stories behind