Cricket: A Bridge of Peace
This book is more than a cricketing journal. It is essentially about the impact of this ennobling sport on the minds of people. For the cricket enthusiast, the book provides an insight into the drama, on and off the field that led to the Pakistan Cricket team's triumph in India and disaster inSouth Africa. Apart from purely cricketing analyses, the book covers issues such as match fixing allegations, neutral umpiring, captaincy and coaching. The author has wandered down memory lane, especially in India, to record some personal impressions. These reminiscences are not egotistic wallowingin nostalgia but are intended to provide the historical backdrop to community relations that he had known in pre-Independence India. In the same spirit, he has described his feelings at visiting Robben Island, Soweto, and the South African Constitutional Court. After a lifetime in diplomacy,attempting, mostly unsuccessfully, to overcome tension, hostility and conflict, the author believes that when played with sportsmanship and in the true spirit of the noble game, cricket can help build bridges of peace all over the world.
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The Pakistan Cricket Team at the World Cup
The World Cup Begins
Second Half of the World Cup
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Abdul Razzaq Agarkar Arshad Khan Australia Azhar Mahmood Azharuddin Balaji ball batsmen batting Bhopal boys Calcutta captain Chandana Chennai Chopra coach crowd decided decision Delhi Dr Tauseef Dravid dressing room fast bowlers felt Gwalior Harbhajan Singh Ijaz Ahmed Imran Farhat India Inzamam Inzamamul Haq Jayawardene Johannesburg Kaif Kalpage Karachi Kumble Lahore match referee Miandad Mohali Mohammad Sami Moin Khan Mongia Muslim Nadeem Nehra one-day opening Pakistan Cricket Pakistan team Pathan Prasad Pybus Ramesh Rashid Latif runs S.C. Ganguly S.R. Tendulkar Sachin Saeed Anwar Saleem Malik Saqlain Mushtaq score seemed Sehwag senior players Shabbir Ahmed Shahid Afridi Shoaib Akhtar Shoaib Malik Silva South Africa Sri Lanka Srinath stadium Taufeeq Umar Tauqir team's Test matches told tour Umar Gul umpires victory Wajahatullah Wasti Waqar Younis Wasim Akram wicket Wickremasinghe won the toss World Cup Yasir Hameed Younus Khan Yousuf Youhana Yuvraj Singh