Friday, January 31, 2014

Jumbo Publishing’s The Perfect 10 rocks sporting circles

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Jumbo Publishing’s sports books having been making waves for more than three quarters of a decade now. The company has stood out by publishing quality sports books year after year to be acclaimed as the market leaders in the region in this particular field. 

Jumbo Publishing has achieved a record of sorts by having brought out as many as 10 books on the subject of sports during a span of eight years. 

The journey had begun from Spotlight on World Cup 2003 and has continue till Mohali Mystery with Top of the Charts, Mission Caribbean, Cricket Fever, Fiasco, Cricket Milestones, Reflections, Crash of the Titans and Asian Glory having seen the light of the days in the interim period.

Mohali Mystery

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Preface 11
Foreword 13
The days ahead 17
Pakistan’s road to Mohali 18
Pakistan flop on the big day 46
Afridi’s version of Pakistan’s defeat 51
Cats, no less liquid than shadows 56
After Mohali 63
Story of the World Cup 71
Journey back home 85
Match reports 90
Statistical data 240
The Author 253

Asian Glory

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Preface 09
Foreword 11
Quotes 15
Asia’s greatest glory in World Cup 19
End of Australian era 25
Flawless umpiring by Aleem Dar 29
India’s rise from ashes 35
Pakistan’s up and down journey 41
Sri Lanka set trends 49
Dhoni stands tall to deliver 57
Yuvraj thrives in role of terminator 61
Coach Kirsten: The unsung hero 67
Teammates do it for Tendulkar flops in final yet again 71
Zaheer Khan strikes telling blows 77
Kumar Sangakkara: Slip at final hurdle 82
Magician Muralitharan denied fairytale finish 89
Tillakaratne Dilshan’s magical 500 96
Boom Boom Shahid Afridi 101
Umar Gul meets the challenge 107
Mohammad Hafeez comes of age finally 112
Shoaib Akhtar’s abrupt retirement 119
UDRS gets mixed response 127
Indo-Pak semifinal brings life to standstill 132
Dramatic tie at Bangalore 140
Suspicion of spot-fixing, match-fixing 145
Nothing is impossible when Rajni, Gajini and Dhoni assemble 151
Mismanagement of tickets sales leads to violent clashes 157
The Author 162

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crash of the Titans

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Preface 09
Foreword 11
England’s twin delight 15
Pakistan buried under Hussey’s onslaught 23
Match reports 39
Statistics 127
The Author 147


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The Author 03
Foreword 07
Aziz Memon: From a table tennis champion to legendary Rotary leader 11
Korangi Al Fatah clinch Irfan Shaikh Trophy 15
Brotherhood Society remembers Zulfiqar Ahmed 16
Pakistan's glorious performance in Asian Beach Games 17
Champion leggie Kumble bows out on a high 20
Pakistan's national champion to miss Chess Olympiad 22
General Arif optimistic about future of Pakistan sports 25
World hockey mourns death of Brigadier Atif 26
Australia at receiving end in a record chase 27
Plenty of table tennis events planned in Karachi 30
Sania Mirza foresees no problem in playing in Pakistan 32
Florida Cricket Academy being set up with Customs Academy's collaboration 37
A day of brothers in international cricket 39
KCCA President puts his weight behind Younis Khan 41
Jayawardene skips launch of Fiasco 42
Countdown to Detroit's Diversity Cup 2009 begins 46
Sri Lankan cricketers attacked on Pakistan's darkest hour in sports history 48
Javed Miandad stages another comeback 50
Steve Bucknor hangs his hat 51
Prof Ejaz Farooqui making immense contribution to cricket 52
12th Sindh Games revive sporting culture in Larkana 57
Khurshid Hadi quits, Tariq Rasheed takes over 59
MCG repeated at Lord's 61
HBL trio does the trick for Pakistan 65
Customs Academy launch Emerging Players Development Programme 67
Grand Master Ashraf Tai partially burnt 71
Cricket will never be same without Vaughan 75
Record breaking Federer overpowers Roddick in epic Wimbledon final 78
Test cricket at its best as Panesar, Anderson hang on 80
Habib University Foundation's I-Lead programme off to a flying start 82
Pleasures of launching a book 87
Azeem Sarwar delighted with accomplishments of his sports round-up trainees 89
Shoaib Akhtar's international career not over yet 91
Dreamworld cue sports complete 10 years 92
Twittering Hughes needs to learn lessons 97
Mind Sports Association join hands with chess players' body 98
WANTED: A representative body of sports journalists in Pakistan 100
Bridge legend Masud Saleem passes away 102
Thoroughly deserved reward for Aleem Dar 107
Mind Sports Collegiate Programme launched at IoBM 109
Pakistan cricket captains carry Islamic Relief forward 112
Iqbal Qasim unwilling to take New Zealand lightly 117
Vital Five launched with great fanfare 121
Shaiza Khan spearheading the cause with conviction 125
Asif makes a comeback in Test cricket finally 127
Islahuddin's yet another brilliant Dash 131
Victorious Pakistan captain, vice-captain skip Champions Again launch 135
Salahuddin reckons India's batting too good 137
Well deserved ICC recognition for Ahmed Mustafa 138
Jahangir Moghul bats for Ahmed Mustafa's CCC 141

Cricket Milestones

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Foreword 05
Test records 09
ODI records 49
T20I records 89
First-class records 93
The Compiler 100


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Preface 07
Foreword 09
Off to the Caribbean 11
Opening Ceremony in Trelawny 15
Pakistan’s stunning exit 21
Woolmer’s mysterious death 27
Inzamam’s haughty attitude causes debacle 37
Dr Nasim Ashraf: Engulfed in crisis 53
Mushtaq Ahmed: Spinning controversies 56
Talat Ali: The shock observer 59
P J Mir: Hitting headlines 63
Australia’s magnificent hat-trick 67
Glenn McGrath: Nothing succeeds like success 76
Sri Lanka: Slip at last hurdle 83
Crash of sub-continental giants 91
Tale of horror upon return 97
Anti-climax of Woolmer case 107
Reports and scorecards 111
Statistical Data 263

Cricket Fever

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Foreword 09
Pakistan Mankaded 15
Defensive approach, predictable result 19
Another stalemate 25
Cricket at its best 29
Kapil Dev comes of age 37
Imran makes the difference 45
Weather plays the villain 51
No result in shortened series 59
Fulfillment of Imran’s dreams 65
Discovery of stars 71
Ijaz’s stunning century decides series 79
Kumble, Saqlain share limelight 85
Ganguly’s men accomplish Mission Impossible 91
Youngsters outsmart masters 99
Stalemate shattered in Karachi 107
India unable to translate supremacy into wins 115
Test Memorabilia 125
ODI Memorabilia 132
The Author 142

Mission Caribbean

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Foreword 09
Schedule 15
Mission Caribbean 17
Australia 37
Sri Lanka 41
New Zealand 47
Pakistan 51
South Africa 57
West Indies 62
England 69
India 75
Zimbabwe 79
Kenya 85
Bangladesh 89
Scotland 95
Ireland 99
Canada 105
Bermuda 109
The Netherlands 115
World Cup Records: Top Tens 119
The Author 122

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Top of the Charts

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Foreword 09
Sachin Tendulkar 15
Sourav Ganguly 25
Andy Bichel 33
Ricky Ponting 39
Damien Martyn 47
Brett Lee 53
Chaminda Vaas 61
Adam Gilchrist 67
Glenn McGrath 72
Rahul Dravid 79
Marvan Atapattu 85
Zaheer Khan 91
Khalid Mahmud 99
Herschelle Gibbs 105
Wasim Akram 111
Vasbert Drakes 119
John Davison 125
Andy Flower 133
Collins Obuya 139
Javagal Srinath 144
Jan Burger 151
Tim de Leede 157
Ashish Nehra 163
James Anderson 171
Shane Bond 179
The Author 186

Spotlight on World Cup 2003

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Foreword 09
Dreams and nightmares 15
On paper Pakistan had a formidable outfit 31
Lack of passion cost Pakistan dearly 35
Rules should be transparent 43
Mind power makes the difference 47
Australia rules once more 51
Top of the Flops 71
Exciting matches 75
Scorecards 117
The Author 186