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  • The Commonwealth of Cricket

  • A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind
  • Written by: Ramachandra Guha
  • Narrated by: Sid Sagar
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Categories: Sports & Outdoors, Cricket
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When Ramachandra Guha began following the game in the early 1960s, India was utterly marginal to the world of cricket: The country still hadn't won a Test match overseas; by the time he joined the Board of Control for Cricket in India, 50 years later, India had become world cricket's sole superpower. 

The Commonwealth of Cricket is a first-person account of this astonishing transformation. The book traces the entire arc of cricket in India, across all levels at which the game is played: school, college, club, state, country. It presents vivid portraits of local heroes, provincial icons, and international stars. 

Cast as a work of literature, The Commonwealth of Cricket is keenly informed by the author's scholarly training, the stories and sketches narrated against a wider canvas of social and historical change. The book blends memoir, anecdote, reportage, and political critique, providing a rich, insightful, and rivetingly listenable account of this greatest of games as played in the country that has most energetically made this sport its own.

©2020 Ramachandra Guha (P)2021 Fourth Estate India

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