Author(s): Gideon Haigh
It was the end of cricket as we knew it - and the beginning of cricket as we know it. In May 1977, the cricket world woke to discover that a businessman called Kerry Packer had signed 35 international players for his own televised World Series Cricket. This title is an account of the split that changed the game on the field and on the screen.
Gideon Haigh is the author of Game For Anything: Writings on cricket, The Big Ship: Warwick Armstrong and the Making of Modern Cricket, Mystery Spinner: The story of Jack Iverson, and The Border Years, and has edited Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack Australia. He covered the 2005 Ashes series for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. His other books include the award-winning Asbestos House, and Bad Company.