By Angus Bell
Angus Bell is innocently operating within the Montreal journal while, benefiting from a psychic’s imaginative and prescient, he units off to find the key cricketing international of japanese Europe. From tournaments on ice in Estonia to college leagues within the crumbling Crimea, and from a Croatian army island to communist Belarus, Bell learns how Slavs play the Englishman’s online game. Encounters with fingerless Tamil Tigers in Prague, a bomb-plotter within the Austrian Alps, a Guatemalan anarchist, and an MI6 agent making out lineup playing cards display the shadowy part of Slavic cricket. yet not anything can cease Bell from enjoying the sport or perhaps changing into the captain of a world group. among suits, he’s pursued by means of the KGB, turns into embroiled in a drug bust at the hour of darkness exhibit, and wishes emergency remedy from a Romanian dentist. This boisterous traveler’s story redefines the spirit of cricket, changing even sworn enemies of the sport into avid lovers.
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Batting on the Bosphorus: A Liquor-Fueled Cricket Tour Through Eastern Europe by Angus Bell