Sphere of Influence
Writings on Cricket and Its Discontents
By (author) Gideon Haigh
Sphere of Influence by Gideon Haigh
Book DescriptionIn the last three years, cricket has changed more completely than in the preceding three decades, revolutionised by a racy new format, Twenty20, and a glamorous new competition, the Indian Premier League. How did India come to run world cricket, and privately-owned clubs owned by billionaires and Bollywood stars shove international competition aside? How did money unite players and divide administrators, amid allegations of massive corruption? Gideon Haigh has followed cricket's biggest story since Kerry Packer from the beginning. This collection of his despatches brings the struggle for cricket's soul into sharp and disturbing focus.
Buy Sphere of Influence book by Gideon Haigh from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780522857870
Format: Paperback (235mm x 159mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Victory Books
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: Australia
Customers who bought this also bought...
You might also like...
Glamorgan CCC Miscellany by Andrew Hignell
Glamorgan CCC Miscellany collects together all the vital information you never knew you needed to know about the Welsh county, from irresistible anecdotes to the most mindblowing stats and facts. A collection of trivia brilliantly researched by the club's archivist, essential for any fan who holds the riches of Dragons history close to their heart.
Wounded Tiger by Peter Oborne
An insightful and explosive look at the controversial history of cricket in Pakistan
Field of Shadows by Dan Waddell
Adolf Hitler despised cricket, considering it un-German and decadent. But hot on the heels of the 1936 Olympics, an enterprising cricket fanatic of enormous bravery, Felix Menzel, somehow persuaded his Nazi leaders to invite an English team to play his motley band of part-timers.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2014 by Lawrence Booth» View more books like these...
The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden has been published every year since 1864. This 149th edition covers every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs. Trenchant opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records make it the cricketers' bible worldwide.
Books By Author Gideon Haigh
Uncertain Corridors, Paperback (November 2013)
Gideon Haigh's great cricket writing is great writing that happens to be about cricket. This collection brings together some of his peerless observation of the state of the modern game, here and abroad, including his Bradman Oration and History Council of Victoria lecture on the television mini-series Howzat.
On Warne, Paperback (November 2013)
More than a plain life story, in On Warne Haigh offers a brilliant portrait of 'Warnie's' craft, an analysis of his career through the lens of his key relationships and biggest misdemeanours, and a personalised portrait of the man as he evolved from the pizza-scoffing prodigy
End of the Road?, Paperback (August 2013)» View all books by Gideon Haigh
Australia is one of just thirteen countries in the world equipped to take a car from design concept all the way to a showroom -- an achievement not to be let go of lightly. As Gideon Haigh shows in this engaging analysis for the lay reader, the industry has become a whetstone for various ideological axes, clouding the argument.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Sphere of Influence book by Gideon Haigh and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.