The Cricket War: The Inside Story of Kerry Packer's World Series

The Cricket War: The Inside Story of Kerry Packer's World Series

Gideon Haigh


In may perhaps 1977, the cricket international woke to find 39-year-old businessman referred to as Kerry Packer had signed thirty-five elite overseas avid gamers for his personal televised international sequence Cricket. The Cricket conflict, now released with a brand new advent and afterword, is the definitive account of the cut up that modified the sport at the box and at the monitor. In helmets, less than lighting, with white balls and in colored outfits, the outlaw armies of Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Clive Lloyd fought an everyday conflict of survival. In boardrooms and courtrooms, Packer and cricket's rulers fought a sour conflict of nerves. A compelling account of top-class wearing lifestyles, The Cricket warfare additionally provides a different perception into the causes and strategies of the wealthy person who turned Australia's richest guy.

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