Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rewinding Cricket World Cup 2007 with Mission Caribbean, Fiasco

Pakistan News & Features Services

Jumbo Publishing, having emerged on the scene in 2005, created quite a sensation by bringing out of a couple of worthy books related to the Cricket World Cup 2007 which was staged in the Caribbean for the time. 

Mission Caribbean, written by Syed Khalid Mahmood, was brought out on the eve of the mega event while Ehsan Qureshi authored Fiasco upon his return from the Caribbean where he had witnessed unprecedented chaos, drama and tragedy. Both the books have historical value. 

Mission Caribbean is a more than useful resource material for the students of the game as there are brief profiles and photographs of all the 240 participating cricketers from 16 countries.
Mission Caribbean offers a lot of information regarding the performance of all the participating teams in the past editions of the tournaments. 

Fiasco is an eye-witness account of the tragic death of Pakistan’s coach, Bob Woolmer, following the stunning defeat at the hands of Ireland. 

It tells the story of the author’s implication in the infamous case which was subsequently denied. Fiasco is much more than a travelogue or a simple review of the tournament. 

It reveals a lot of stories which were not reported earlier elsewhere. The scorecards and reports of all the matches make it a complete publication about the event which had proved a disaster on many fronts, much to the dismay of the hosts.

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