THE CRICKET WAR
The Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket
Published by Wisden – 2 November 2017
£12.99 – Paperback/Ebook
We are delighted to be teaming up with Wisden of Bloomsbury Publishing to offer 2 lucky readers the chance to win a copy of the much acclaimed book The Cricket War.
Simply select the correct year the World Cricket Series was launched in the form below with your contact details and you will be entered into the free Prize Draw.
Never before published in the UK, The Cricket War is the definitive account of the split that changed cricket on the field and on the screen, exploring the end of the game as we knew it – and the beginning of it as we know it.
In May 1977, the cricket world awoke to discover that a businessman called Kerry Packer had signed thirty-five elite international players for his own televised ‘World Series’.
In helmets, under lights, with white balls, and in coloured clothes, the outlaw armies of Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Clive Lloyd fought a daily battle of survival. In boardrooms and courtrooms Packer and cricket’s rulers fought a bitter war of nerves.
The draw will take place on November 4th and the usual Cricket World Terms and Conditions apply.