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Five years ago, Australia's cricket team led the world, holding the World Cup, the Ashes, and the Border-Gavaskar and Frank Worrell trophies. Today, it languishes in mid-table and cricket itself is regarded as in crisis. How did we go so wrong?

Gideon Haigh has had a front-row seat during that decline and Uncertain Corridors collects the best of his despatches, narrating the collapse of cricket's traditional structures and the uneasy and troubled evolution of its new order, through the stories of Michael Clarke, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Shane Warne and others.

As the game grows richer and crazier worldwide, thanks to the financial might of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the unstoppable spread of T20, this is the essential guide - sports journalism at its most informed, passionate and uncompromisingly independent.

'The skill of writer Gideon Haigh is that he makes his detours into the ignored corners of cricket as fascinating as his insights into the games biggest names and issues.' Courier Mail
Praise for On Warne
'The most gifted cricket essayist of his generation.' The Guardian
'Utterly addictive . . . this is cricket writing as art.' Australian Book Review
'Exceptional . . . engrossing'. Herald Sun
'Haigh writes as poetically as Warne bowled . . . Simply irresistible.' Ken Piesse, Universal's Summer Cricket Tour Guide 2012-13

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  • Trade Paperback


    November 20, 2013


    336 pages

    RRP $29.99

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    November 20, 2013

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Also by Gideon Haigh

A Scandal in Bohemia
Stroke of Genius
Certain Admissions: A Beach, a Body and a Lifetime of Secrets
Ashes to Ashes
End of the Road?: Penguin Special
On Warne
The Deserted Newsroom: Penguin Special


The Meaning of Cricket
The Art of Centuries
A Further Slice Of Johnners
The Periodic Table of CRICKET
Fire in Babylon
Field of Shadows
Cycling to the Ashes
Chappelli: Life, Larrikins & Cricket
Fibber in the Heat
Brett Lee - My Life
Out of the Ashes
Wodehouse At The Wicket
Jack Hobbs
And God Created Cricket
Strictly Me
What I Love About Cricket
Glenn McGrath Line and Strength
Shane Warne's Century