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  • ALIM-UD-DIN A STRAIGHT BAT

    Alim-ud-din was a right-hand determined opening batsman, among the first generation of Pakistan cricketers. It is fair to suggest that Alim s more celebrated colleagues, namely skipper Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Imtiaz Ahmed, Fazal Mahmood, Khan Mohammad, Maqsood Ahmed & Hanif Mohammad, got more attention and publicity, nevertheless Alim s workmanlike contribution had its value in Pakistan s cricket s first decade in international arena. As an opening batsman, he successfully held off challenge posed by both pace and spin, at home and away on matting and turf. Alim was one of the key components of Pakistan s encouraging start, in the international cricket arena. Having missed out in A.H.Kardar s initial years in charge against both MCC (1951-52) at home and the tour of India (1952-53), Alim won selection for Pakistan s four successive overseas tours: England (1954), West Indies (1957-58), India (1960-61) and England (1962). His 25-Test career stretching to eight years, included appearance in ten consecutive Test series for Pakistan, a testimony to his cricketing pedigree. The layout of the book, is a touch different, from the standard practice for it has a senior editor and two additional contributors. It is a scenario of multiple authors, each doing his bit, in peeling off the layers of the subject matter. Dr. Khadim Baloch looks more at Alim-ud-din s family roots and the impact of Vinoo Mankad, skipper A.H.Kardar and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, on his life, both on and off the cricket field. Mohammed Salim Parvez is UK based freelance cricket writer, historian, statistician and an archivist. The third contributor, Najum Latif, a Punjab University player, Research Scholar, Cricket historian and founding curator of Pakistan s first Cricket Museum in the pavilion of Bagh-i-Jinnah, Lahore, has provided the readers with, invaluable insight of the key matches at the ground, in the series of 1950s and indeed his friendship with Alim-ud-din that blossomed in the later years of the opening batsman. I took upon the task of narrating Alim-ud-din s entire cricket career on season-to-season basis, to form a biography of Alim-ud-din.
    ISBN: 9789699739965
    Publisher: JUMHOORI PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: CRICKETING TIMES OF PAKISTAN OPENER FROM THOSE HALCYON DAYS
    Author: DR. KHADIM HUSSAIN BALOCH MOHAMMED SALIM PARVEZ NAJUM LATIF

     1,500
  • SPORTS JOURNALISM


    ISBN: 9781138583511
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: THE STATE OF PLAY
    Author: TOM BRADSHAW

     48,432
  • SPORTS MATH


    ISBN: 9781498706261
    Publisher: CRC PRESS
    Subtitle: AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN THE MATHEMATICS OF SPORTS SCIENCE AND SPORTS ANALYTICS

    Author: ROLAND B. MINTON

     18,158
  • THE SKI LESSON


    ISBN: 9780769902715
    Publisher: MIMOSA/MCGRAW-HILL
    Subtitle:
    Author: KATHERINE GRACESTONE

     50
  • REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN THE SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE


    ISBN: 9780415814935
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
    Author: ZOE KNOWLES

     14,123
  • NEXT MAN IN


    ISBN: D7244
    Publisher: RUPA & CO
    Subtitle: A SURVEY OF CRICKET LAWS AND CUSTOMS
    Author: GERALD BRODRIBB

     135
  • GREAT GAMES FOR GREAT PARTIES


    ISBN: 8122202152
    Publisher: ORIENT PAPERBACKS
    Subtitle: HOW TO THROW A PERFECT PARTY
    Author: ANDREA CAMPBELL

     70
  • KARATE MADE EASY


    ISBN: 8172450877
    Publisher: GOODWILL
    Subtitle:
    Author: RALPH CORRIGAN

     80
  • GOODWILL’S FIRST MOVES


    ISBN: 8172450737
    Publisher: GOODWILL
    Subtitle: HOW TO START A CHESS GAME
    Author: DAVID PRITCHARD

     90
  • TEST CRICKET

    Test Cricket is an odyssey into cricket’s heart and history, filled with heroes, villains, laughter, tears, bats and balls.

    No subject has escaped cricket writer and filmmaker Jarrod Kimber in his chronicling of Test match cricket. He takes cricket fans through all the seismic events in cricket’s tragicomic history, from its accidental birth to its run-in with death. Lords, maharajahs and refugees have all played the game that has survived many wars, corruption and terrorism to still be standing still be captivating today. Cricket has been dented by history, evolved by nature, grown entire nations and had to fight just to remain. This is not just the story of the people who played the game; this is Test cricket’s story.

    Author: JARROD KIMBER

    ISBN: 9781743790199
    ISBN: 9781743790199
    Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    Subtitle: The unauthorised biography
    Author: JARROD KIMBER

     1,195
  • WRESTLERS, PIGEON FANCIERS, AND KITE FLYERS

    In today’s Pakistan the dominant conservative mindset tends to marginalize leisure activities. However, traditional sports and pastimes, games and play, entertainment and amusement are an expression of happiness and joy and an integral part of popular culture. They represent a cultural system and preserve cultural values.

    The dimension of playfulness inherent in traditional sports and pastimes is clearly articulated in the culture of the Punjab in general and of Lahore in particular, especially in the Walled City. The popular pastimes selected for this study, namely wrestling, flying pigeons and kite fighting, are almost emblematic of the Walled City, an urban space where wrestlers, pigeon fanciers and kite flyers appear to be the veritable custodians of Lahori culture.

    This is the first book that details these traditional sports and pastimes, which, the authors argue, form an integral part of social life in Pakistan and create important bonds between various communities.

    AUTHOR: JURGEN WASIM FREMBGEN AND PAUL ROLLIER

    ISBN: 9780199069187
    ISBN: 9780199069187
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: TRADITIONAL SPORTS AND PASTIMES IN LAHORE
    Author: JURGEN WASIM FREMBGEN AND PAUL ROLLIER

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  • TEST STATUS ON TRIAL

    ?The stars of today would not be where they are without the pioneering leadership of men like Kardar. Not just Pakistan but world cricket owes them all a huge debt.? ?David Gower Former England Captain ?Test Status on Trial, one of the many books Kardar wrote, reveals the story of an extremely difficult series in England involving tough conditions, unprecedented rains and so much more. A fascinating book to read, it reminds us of the challenges Pakistani cricketers faced and the resilience they showed in the early years of their introduction to the game.? ?Zaheer Abbas Former Pakistan Captain ?The maiden tour of England in 1954 remains, historically, the most outstanding and unforgettable tour Pakistan has ever had. Ikram Elahi and I are the only two surviving members of the team. Even after 68 years, its charm, magic and importance have not faded?The Oval test victory came against the full-fledged English side, one that went on to win the Ashes in Australia in the following year.? ?Wazir Mohammed Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team ?Kardar?s inspirational leadership, tactical brilliance and sheer grit put Pakistan on the world cricket map by morphing an inexperienced set of players into a team that achieved laurels beyond its perceived potential. The team, eventually, lit the flame that set the country ablaze, converting just another pastime sport into a rage.? ?Shahid Kardar Son of A. H. Kardar; Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan ?Test Status on Trial is a precious rarity, a first draft of history from somebody in the process of making it. As such, indispensable.? ?Gideon Haigh Cricket Journalist, Author of On Warne ?Most members of the 1954 Pakistan squad were of impressionable age and enjoyed England, both on and off the field. Skipper A. H. Kardar, with his previous experience of playing in English conditions, was a tactician and a confident man, having a keen eye on the younger players to help them bring their best foot forward.? ?Ikram Elahi Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team
    ISBN: 9789697834495
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE STORY OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM’S HISTORIC TOUR TO ENGLAND

    Author: ABDUL HAFEEZ KARDAR

     995
  • TEST STATUS ON TRIAL

    ?The stars of today would not be where they are without the pioneering leadership of men like Kardar. Not just Pakistan but world cricket owes them all a huge debt.?
    ?David Gower
    Former England Captain

    ?Test Status on Trial, one of the many books Kardar wrote, reveals the story of an extremely difficult series in England involving tough conditions, unprecedented rains and so much more. A fascinating book to read, it reminds us of the challenges Pakistani cricketers faced and the resilience they showed in the early years of their introduction to the game.?

    ?Zaheer Abbas

    Former Pakistan Captain

    ?The maiden tour of England in 1954 remains, historically, the most outstanding and unforgettable tour Pakistan has ever had. Ikram Elahi and I are the only two surviving members of the team. Even after 68 years, its charm, magic and importance have not faded?The Oval test victory came against the full-fledged English side, one that went on to win the Ashes in Australia in the following year.?

    ?Wazir Mohammed

    Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team

    ?Kardar?s inspirational leadership, tactical brilliance and sheer grit put Pakistan on the world cricket map by morphing an inexperienced set of players into a team that achieved laurels beyond its perceived potential. The team, eventually, lit the flame that set the country ablaze, converting just another pastime sport into a rage.?

    ?Shahid Kardar

    Son of A. H. Kardar; Former Governor State Bank of Pakistan

    ?Test Status on Trial is a precious rarity, a first draft of history from somebody in the process of making it. As such, indispensable.?

    ?Gideon Haigh

    Cricket Journalist, Author of On Warne

    ?Most members of the 1954 Pakistan squad were of impressionable age and enjoyed England, both on and off the field. Skipper A. H. Kardar, with his previous experience of playing in English conditions, was a tactician and a confident man, having a keen eye on the younger players to help them bring their best foot forward.?

    ?Ikram Elahi

    Former Test Cricketer, 1954 Team
    ISBN: 9789697834372
    Publisher: FOLIO BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE STORY OF PAKISTAN CRICKET TEAM’S HISTORIC TOUR TO ENGLAND
    Author: ABDUL HAFEEZ KARDAR

     695
  • PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS


    ISBN: 0205153895
    Publisher: ALLYN AND BACON
    Subtitle:
    Author: JERROLD S. GREENBERG

     5,075
  • YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS


    ISBN: 0425190080
    Publisher: FROG BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN MCENROE

     3,560
  • PHYSIOLOGY OF SPORTS AND EXERCISE


    ISBN: 8173814267
    Publisher: CENTRAL
    Subtitle:
    Author: P. MAJUMDAR

     569
  • SULTAN: A MEMOIR WASIM AKRAM

    The official autobiography of Wasim Akram, the Sultan of Swing, one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. For twenty years, Wasim Akram let his cricket do the talking – with his electrifying left-arm pace, his explosive striking as a batsman, and his inspirational leadership. For another twenty years, he kept his own counsel about his cricketing days – full of drama, controversy and even mystery – in a country, Pakistan, that to outsiders is a constant enigma.

    Sultan tells the story of cricket’s greatest left-arm bowler, and one of its enduring survivors, who was chosen from the streets of Lahore and groomed by Imran Khan to become champion of the world – he was Man of the Match in the final of the 1992 World Cup which Pakistan won. Along the way were unforgettable rivalries with the legends of his time, from Viv Richards and Ian Botham to Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. All of this against a backdrop of conspiracy and intrigue over ball tampering and match-fixing, about which Wasim finally sets the story straight.

    Sultan provides an unprecedented insight into the life – both on and off the field – of a cricketer who revolutionized the sport with his speed and swing, and a patriot buoyed and burdened by the expectations of one of the game’s most fanatical publics.
    ISBN: 9786277626075
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: WASIM AKRAM

     1,595
  • SUDOKU TO EXERCISE YOUR MIND


    ISBN: 9781402741999
    Publisher: STERLING PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: FRANK LONGO

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  • YOGA FOR DUMMIES


    ISBN: 8126507098
    Publisher: JOHN WILEY
    Subtitle: A REFERENCE FOR THE REST OF US !
    Author: GEORGE FEUERSTIEN

     3,080
  • TEACH YOURSELF BETTER BRIDGE


    ISBN: 0340927250
    Publisher: HODDER HEADLINE
    Subtitle:
    Author: DAVID BIRD

     804 3,083