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World Cup Cricket: A Compendium

Ravi Chaturvedi (Author)
Synopsis The Limited-Over cricket is a modern facet of the game. It normally entails extraordinary excitement and entertainment. It led to the organization of the first World cup competition in England in 1975. Since then seven more World cup tournaments have been successfully staged. Ravi Chaturvedi, the veteran commentator-cum-chronicler has penned down a monograph book has traced the history of the World Cup and the necessity to organize the event at four yearly interval. It is a trailer of the major events of the eight tournaments held so far. The book has everything connected with the World Cup. It has a brief summary of major events and complete score card of all the World Cup matches played so far. The book is well-illustrated by coloured action pictures of all about men and the memories, the events and the episodes of the bygone days of the World Cup competition. For the connoisseurs of the number the whole bundle of nearly 50 pages throwing light on all areas of the game. The book is a must for the commentators, the chroniclers and the lovers of the game.
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About the author

Ravi Chaturvedi

Ravi Chaturvedi educated at the University of Delhi before moving on to the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and finally to Canada, University of Windsor, Ontario. Cricket remained his passion. He played college level cricket but his love for the game drew him to cricket commentary. He got a break in 1962 as a commentator for the All India Radio and has not looked back since. He covered the Indian tour of the West Indies in 1976 where Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation roped him in as a guest commentator and became an expert on Caribbean cricket. His first book – West Indies – India Test Cricket was on the same subject. He covered the tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1980-81 for AIR, also appearing on New Zealand TV as a guest commentator. His stature and range continued to grow. In 1994, world Tel took him on its panel of international commentators along with some of the stars, sir Gary Sobers, “Tiger’ Pataudi, Glenn Turner, Kapil Dev, K. Srikkanth, Ravi Shastri and well-known Henry Blofeld. He was on the Star Sports in 1996 for cricket in Singapore, Sharjah, West Indies and England. TWI commentary team for the India-New Zealand series in 1999 was his next assignment. He covered the 2003 ICC World Cup for the Nimbus World Sports. Today, he is the senior most cricket commentator in the Indian subcontinent, covering more than 105 Tests and 152 one-day internationals. He is regarded the best Hindi commentator with an insight in the nuances of the game. He readily recalls incidents and punctuates his commentary with relevant episodes and witty remarks, making him a commentator of class.

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Bibliographic information

Title World Cup Cricket: A Compendium
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186622799
length xxiv+628p., Tables; Col. & B/w Plates; 25cm.
Subjects Sports > Cricket