New book on Pakistan cricket “White on Green” launched at the High Commission
A new book on Pakistan cricket “White on Green” was launched at the Pakistan
High Commission London on 12 July 2016. The book has been co-authored by Richard
Heller and Peter Oborne. Cricket legend Zaheer Abbas, Intikhab Alam and
Ambassador Shahryar Khan, Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), were among the
200 cricket fans who attended the launching ceremony.
Welcoming the guests, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK
commended the authors on bringing out such a well researched book on Pakistan
cricket. He said Pakistani people are passionate about cricket that has become
part of our identity. The timing of the book launch is very opportune since the
Pakistan cricket team is back again in Britain for their summer tour after six
years, added the High Commissioner.
Peter Oborne and Richard Heller thanked the people of Pakistan and the Pakistan
High Commission for their support in accomplishing the project of the book. They
termed Pakistan a great cricketing nation that produced legendary cricketers of
Richard Heller said: “I hope this new book will take readers closer to Pakistan
cricket and in that way closer to Pakistan itself. Pakistan is a fascinating,
multi-layered country – cricket has become part of its national identity.”
Ambassador Shahryar Khan gave a comprehensive overview of the book. He stated
that the book presents not only the history of the Pakistan cricket but also
sheds light on several historical and cultural aspects of the Pakistani society.
Peter Oborne is a distinguished British journalist and author of acclaimed book
entitled “Wounded Tiger, A History of Pakistan Cricket”. Similarly, Richard
Heller is a journalist and author of several books and novels. They have
frequently visited Pakistan for research on their books and played friendly
cricket matches with local Pakistani teams in various cities of Pakistan as well
as in Chitral.