Author: Suryaprakash Chaturvedi
Translator(s)/ Edito: Sandeep Sinha
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123749567
Cricket is one of the most popular sports today. Although cricket originated in England in 1598, but the first Test in cricketing history was played in 1876-77 in Australia. Increasingly dominated by the Asian countries, the game today has spread across the globe, and is played with much interest even in America, Israel, France, Fiji and Gulf countries. From a leather ball with a stuffing of hair as its core to the modern cork core with stitches at its seam, from a crooked bat to the modern flat one, from five-day Tests to one-day matches, from whites to colored sports wear - cricket has come a long way.
This book looks at the history of cricket, its development over the years the Test playing Nations and other countries, including cricketing controversies, World Cups, as well as India's contribution to the game. The book also lists popular cricket grounds, major records and other firsts of the game. A must-read for all cricket buffs.
Cricket is Not only a Sport But a Way of Life
Cricket - Origin, History and Development
Cricket in Other Countries
Some Major Contributions to the Cricket World
Problems Facing Indian Cricket and Solutions
International Cricket Council
World Cup 2003
Major Cricket Fields of the World
Writing on Cricket