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‘The IPL Story’ of cricket, glamour and big money

The IPL Story by Abhishek Dubey, describes the never ending controversy and allegations of corruption related to the IPL and how the extravaganza has transformed the world of cricket and captured the imaginations of cricket lovers like never before.

‘The IPL Story’ of cricket, glamour and big money Photograph: Google‘The IPL Story’ of cricket, glamour and big money Photograph: Google

At a time when book stores are
flooded with compendiums on the 2011 World Cup, an intrepid television reporter has come up with a sizzling story on the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL extravaganza has transformed the world of cricket and captured the imaginations of cricket lovers like never before. Yet, after a mere three years, the innovation that had seemed to herald a new dawn in sport has degenerated into a series of accusations and counter-accusations, allegations of corruption, and never-ending controversies. What went wrong? And is it at all possible for the IPL to survive this debacle?

Author Abhishek Dubey, uses interviews, the results of investigative research, intriguing background information on key players, and sneak peeks into the workings of sports journalism to provide an exciting account of one of cricket's historic moments. Thoughtful quotes by stalwarts in journalism and the cricketing fraternity add insight and useful pointers towards the direction cricket, and the IPL in particular, is likely to take in the years to come.

Abhishek Dubey attended the Air Force School, New Delhi, and went on to do his BA and MA in History from Hansraj College. His work on gender studies in Delhi University was widely acclaimed and extensively covered in the local press. A freelancer since his college days, he used to write feature, political and sports articles for various journals. Abhishek began his journalistic career formally with NDTV. At NDTV, he covered some of the most successful sports shows like the Olympics 2004 and Chunautee 2004-06. In order to concentrate on sports, he left NDTV and joined IBN7, where he was soon made the sports editor.

In 2007, when India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa, Abhishek covered the tournament for his channel. After this, T20 cricket in general and the private league in particular became his area of special interest and study. He broke many stories related to the making of and problems in the league. The IPL Story is an effort in the same direction. A regular contributor on sports issues in different magazines and newspapers, Abhishek is also on the guest faculty of various media institutes.
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Book: The IPL Story by Abhishek Dubey
Publisher:
Pearson
Pages: 218
Price: Rs.199/-

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