Author: Kishore BhimaniPublisher: Allied PublishersYear: 1996Language: EnglishPages: 216ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170235073
The game of cricket is incomplete without the spice of controversy. Talk cricket and you will end up talking about ball doctoring, chucking or, nowadays, gambling and rigged matches.Also, the rules of the game lend themselves to diverse interpretations and thus make for colourful anecdotes. The personalities of the game of cricket are many and varied. They range from the rangy and versatile Tony Greig to the many-faceted Ian Botham; they encompass the mercurial Jonty Rhodes and the eccentric Srikkanth to Dennis Lillee and the combative Javed Miandad.So much happens in this game that scores and statistics, and indeed results, do not fully do justice to it. Therefore the director’s special Book of Cricketing Controversies, where an effort has been made to gather between two covers many such events and personalities from all around the world, and to list in detail the unusual and incredible episodes that they were part of. This is a book about the unorthodox side of cricket.
INTRODUCTIONSGambling and Bribery AllegationsRacism in CricketThe South African Saga-From D’Oliveira to Eden GardensJackman Is Served a Deportation OrderThe Massacre at Sabina Park and Who Grovelled in the English SummerWinning with the Vaseline Shine-The Tony Greig FactorKerry Packer Separates the Men from the Boys-the Great Cricket DivideUmpiring traumas Hog the HeadlinesThe New Year Holocaust of 1967The Game and Its EccentricitiesThose Weird and Wonderful Men-The MavericksPlayer Intrigue, Player Passion and Player PowerInterpretation of RulesThe Age of Protest-Cricket GuerillasDrugs Plague the GameMore on Ball DoctoringAdvent of the Match RefereeStop Press: A Fresh Chucking Controversy INDEX