The HarperCollins Book of World Cup Trivia

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 2015 - Sports & Recreation - 368 pages
Which charismatic Kiwi batsman is also the cousin of Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Russell Crowe? Which South Africa-born motivational speaker played a key role in India's 2011 World Cup win and Germany's 2014 FIFA World Cup victory? Which former cricketer, besides being a successful coach of several teams - including India - is also credited for devising Zimbabwe's car registration system? Which batsman piloted the special flight that flew Arjuna Ranatunga's victorious Sri Lankan team home from Lahore in 1996? The HarperCollins Book of World Cup Trivia is not a mere collection of factoids and cricket records. It skilfully combines history, highlights, statistics and information in one comprehensive and ambitious edition. Starting from the first tournament in England in 1975, to the 2011 edition in the Indian subcontinent, this book is the perfect knowledge companion to the only quadrennial tournament that truly matters in world cricket.

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Suvam Pal is an independent media professional, published author and an avid quizzer. After spending his childhood in Tagore's Santiniketan, he studied at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and worked for Headlines Today and Times Now. He has been a semi-fi nalist on two shows on BBC World - Mastermind India and University Challenge. He is the author of the best-selling Sachin: 501 Things You Didn't Know About The Master Blaster and The Ultimate Olympic Quiz Book. He can found on Twitter at @suvvz.

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