Author(s): Sir Curtly Ambrose
One of the leading - and most lethal - fast bowlers of all time, Curtly Ambrose played 98 Tests and 176 One Day Internationals for the West Indies, and for much of his career topped the ICC player rankings. Part of the iconic West Indian teams of the late 1980s whilst also bearing witness to their decline in the 1990s, he was a formidable sportsman, and has unique insight into the extreme highs and debilitating lows of the international game. But during his career Curtly Ambrose was notorious for his silence. He rarely spoke to the media and, if he did, it was usually to rebuff an interview request with the famous words 'Curtly talks to no one!' In his autobiography, Curtly will tell the story of his life with the West Indies team for the very first time. From his colourful upbringing in Antigua, through to the turbulent politics of both nation and dressing room, the book promises to be a fascinating insight into the career of an iconic sportsman. Curtly will discuss his relationship with both the game and his teammates and competitors, and will talk in depth about key moments in his career, including his extraordinary spell against Australia in 1992, taking 7-1. Curtly's story will also explore some of the most fascinating social and political aspects of the modern game. From the culture of West Indian cricket to experiencing post-Apartheid cricket in South Africa, as well as touching on his relationship with cricket mogul and notorious financier Allen Stanford, the book will speak to fans of works such as C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary, as well as fans of cricket and sports biography. It also includes a foreword from the legendary cricket commentatory Richie Benaud
RICHARD SYDENHAM is a journalist, author and sports agent. He has written for Reuters, Bloomberg, the Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Express, and his writing has also appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. One of the leading - and most lethal - fast bowlers of all time, CURTLY AMBROSE played 98 Tests and 176 One Day Internationals for the West Indies, and for much of his career topped the ICC player rankings. Part of the iconic West Indian teams of the late 1980s whilst also bearing witness to their decline in the 1990s. Curtly lives in the West Indies.