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Gripping book on Afghan cricket rise hits newsstands

Gripping book on Afghan cricket rise hits newsstands

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:42

KABUL (Pajhwok): An Indian writer has pinned a gripping book on the meteoric rise of the Afghan cricket team, notwithstanding limited facilities in the war-torn country, with internationally-acclaimed stars reading the story.

Nihar Suthar wrote the book -- The Corridor of Uncertainty -- after he traveled with the redoubtable squad for a month in the United Arab Emirates. Released on February 1, 2016 by Pitch Publishing, the paperback has been read by Rahul Dravid of India and Jacques Kallis of South Africa.

Martin Chandler wrote about the book on site: ‘Remarkable’! ‘Superb’! The Corridor of Uncertainty is out now, and the Afghan cricket potboiler has the potential to be huge.Martin adds: “A superb book and one that deserves to be widely read,”

He believes it would appeal to every single one of the millions of readers who made The Kite Runner a best-seller, as well as the rather more modest 40,000 or so who buy Wisden every April. “It has the potential to be the biggest selling book about the game of cricket ever written…”

Popular cricket writer Joseph Romanos wrote on the New Zealand-based Stuff website: “I've read cricket books from WG Grace to Sachin Tendulkar, but nothing has been more inspiring than Suthar's The Corridor of Uncertainty.” 

Just as every batsman struggles to hit deliveries in the corridor of uncertainty, the Afghan cricket team faced similar doubts, problems and extreme danger in its quest to mend a war-torn nation.

Offering a vivid experience of conditions at the Kacha Garhi refugee camp, where many Afghan cricketers grew up, the book features never-before heard stories from Afghan cricketers including Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Nabi and Karim Sadiq Khan.

Here is a summary on the topic of the book:

As the world began to believe that violence would always define Afghans, deep in the refugee camps of Pakistan, displaced native Afghan children had a dream to unite their country once again with peace. The solution was disguised in the game of cricket. These children began to learn cricket, and persevered against the danger, criticismand unrest to create the first ever Afghan

Nihar Suthar is an award-winning Indian writer, covering inspirational stories around the world. He strives to publish works that break the status quo. Suthar was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Cornell University in January 2016.



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