White on Green

A Portrait of Pakistan Cricket

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About The Book

Following Peter Oborne's award-winning global success with Wounded Tiger: A History of Cricket in Pakistan comes a new volume, written with Richard Heller, to celebrate the extraordinary story of Pakistan cricket.

In White on Green, we discover a rich tapestry of stories about cricket in all its forms that will fascinate all who want to understand more about that country. We hear from the players of Dera Ismail Khan, who appeared when their side lost by a world-record margin of an innings and 851 runs; and from the Khan sisters, who helped develop the women's game in Pakistan, despite the threats from those who believed their actions to be immoral. But we also hear from the greats of Pakistan cricket, past and present, who provide a revealing picture of the special challenges they have faced, both at home and abroad.

Written with great warmth, affection and insight, White on Green is an evocative portrait of a country that is too often condemned and too little understood by outsiders. It shows how the spirit of cricket can help overcome the most difficult environments and bring people together.

About The Author

Richard Heller was a long-serving columnist on the Mail on Sunday and then The Times, and is the author of two highly regarded cricket novels. A strong devotee of Pakistan cricket, he assisted on the preparation of Wounded Tiger.

Peter Oborne is a regular commentator on politics for television, and chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph. He is the author of several previous books including the acclaimed Alastair Campbell: New labour and the Rise of the Media Class, The Rise of Political Lying, The Triumph of the Political Class, and Basil D'Oliveira, Cricket and Conspiracy: The Untold Story which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 2004.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (June 2016)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471156410

Raves and Reviews

A wonderful ride through the mind and grind of Pakistan cricket’ 

– Suresh Menon, The Hindu

'A real page-turner of a book, with nuggets everywhere, and a book to be returned to often and not left on the shelf after a single read.'

– John Symons, Cricket Society Journal

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