Friday, January 21, 2011

Jumbo cricket books offer greater reading pleasure in World Cup season

Jumbo Editorial Team

Four of the seven sports books brought out by Jumbo Publishing so far have been on the subject of the Cricket World Cup, two each on the last couple of editions of what is considered to be the showpiece event of the game.

The Cricket World Cup 2011 is round the corner and it’s the ideal time for the game’s followers to touch base with the mega event by revisiting the past tournaments in order to refresh their memories.

Fiasco, which is an eye-witness account of the World Cup 2007, reveals a lot of facts that might even amuse you. The chapters on the high-profile Bob Woolmer murder case, which was later withdrawn, serve as eye-openers.

Fiasco, authored by Ehsan Qureshi, has brought to light a few of the characteristics of the Pakistan captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq, that no other journalist had dared reporting. There are exclusive profiles of many of the characters responsible for bringing about debacle for Pakistan in the tournament.

Mission Caribbean also concerns the World Cup 2007, staged in the Islands across the Caribbean Sea for the first time, but this book was published on the eve of the tournament that attracted a huge number of tourists from all over the world.

Mission Caribbean, authored by Syed Khalid Mahmood, is a handbook on the World Cup 2007, containing the pen-sketches of all the members of every 16 participating team, Australia, Pakistan, England, Sri Lanka, India, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Canada, Scotland, Netherlands, Ireland and Bermuda.

Top of the Charts is a kind of unique book in which the top 25 performers of the World Cup 2003 have been profiled in detail. Syed Khalid Mahmood has given his thoughts about the 25 cricketers who, in his opinion, dominated the event.

The cricketers to be profiled in Top of the Charts include Ricky Ponting, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, James Anderson, Shane Bond, Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, Herschelle Gibbs and Chaminda Vaas.

Spotlight on World Cup 2003, another effort of Syed Khalid Mahmood, covers the spectacular tournament in a different way. There are contributions from eminent people like Wasim Akram, Sikander Bakht and Azeem Sarwar who have shared their own experience.

Spotlight on World Cup 2003 has the scorecards of all the matches with the narration of the 10 most exciting games of the tournament played in the African continent for the first time. There are chapters on the various issues related to the event that generated a lot of interest.

**For details of the above books, please write to or call Asad Raza at 0333-2304024

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