Penguin Books, 2000, Soft cover, Book Condition: Fine, 1st
1st Printing. 288 pages. This book is in fine condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition. The front cover has some bumps and marks. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: From match-fixing, board-room punch-ups and captains in disgrace through to selection scams, insults and mob violence, cricket has long been surrounded by scandal. The so-called gentleman's game has been exposed to conspiracies and searing headlines ever since the Sydney riot of 1879 when English captain Lord Harris was attacked with a stick. Now revelations of players on the take and illegal billion-dollar bookmaking rackets have triggered fresh storms. In this revised and updated edition of "Cricket's Greatest Scandals", award-winning sports writer Ken Piesse explores the most damning incidents, names the ringleaders and bunglers and reveals the vulnerability of an age-old game steeped in tradition. Among the controversies, disputes and quarrels featured are: Hansie Cronje and the match-fixing furore; Saleem Malik's hotline to the gambling fraternity; Indian superstar Mohammed Azharuddin's spectacular fall from grace; Shane Warne, Mark Waugh and a bookmaking bungle; Mike Atherton and the ball-tampering scandal; Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh and "that" bet; Trevor Chappell's infamous underarm ball; how Bodyline threatened to end friendly Anglo-Australian relations; the wrangle that almost stopped Don Bradman's celebrated career; how W.G. Grace stole Australia's best player; and more. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cricket; ISBN: 0670896659. ISBN/EAN: 9780670896653. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001172.