The Cricket War: The Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket

The Cricket War

The Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket

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ISBN10: 1472950631 ISBN13: 9781472950635 Publisher: Wisden Published: Jan 9 2018 Pages: 346 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

One of The Times' 50 Greatest Sports Books In May 1977, the cricket world awoke to discover that a thirty-nine-year-old Sydney Businessman called Kerry Packer had signed thirty-five elite international players for his own televised 'World Series'. The Cricket War is the definitive account of the split that changed the game on the field and on the screen. 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. A compelling account of the top-class sporting life, The Cricket War also gives a unique insight into the motives and methods of the man who became Australia's richest, and remained so, until the day he died. It was the end of cricket as we knew it

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