White On Green - Richard Heller & Peter Oborne

 

Ahead of Pakistan's 2016 tour of England, Richard Heller and Peter Oborne have encapsulated the vitality and variety of Pakistan cricket in White On Green.

This new volume follow's Oborne's critically-acclaimed work Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan and celebrates the extraordinary story of Pakistan cricket.

The book brings into view a wide variety of stories about cricket at all levels and in all forms that will be an eye-opener to anybody with an interest in Pakistan and their cricketing culture.

Included is the story the players of Dera Ismail Khan, whose side were beaten by a world-record margin of an innings and 851 runs; the Khan sisters, who worked to develop women's cricket in the country despite being threatened by those who thought their actions immoral.

The greats from Pakistan cricket, past and present, also make their contributions revealing the special challenges they have faced at home and abroad.

Warmth, affection and insight are provided by the book, which is an evocative portrait of a country that is often condemned and frequently misunderstood by outsiders. Here, the spirit of cricket has helped overcome difficult environments and bring people together.

AUTHOR DETAILS

Richard Heller was a columnist for the Mail on Sunday and then The Times and has written two cricket novels. As a strong devotee of Pakistan cricket, he helped produce Wounded Tiger.

Peter Oborne regularly commentates on politics for television and was chief political commentator for the Daily Telegraph. He has written several books including Basil D'Oliveira, Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story winner of the William Hill Sports Book Of The Award in 2004 and Wounded Tiger which was the Wisden Book of the Year and the BSBA Cricket Book of the Year.

PUBLICATION DETAILS

Published: 30th June 2016

Hardback, £20

Simon & Schuster

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