To celebrate the launch of Tom Rodwell’s new book, Third Man in Havana, Finding the Heart of Cricket in the World’s Most Unlikely Places, The Cricket Blog has teamed up with Icon Books to give away five copies to five of you lucky souls.
Rodwell is Chairman of The Lord’s Taverners and has had the pleasure of taking cricketing programmes around the world. The book takes us from London to Panama, from Israel to Sri Lanka and New York, spreading the gospel of cricket as it goes.
It is an uplifting narrative highlighting some of the deep rooted social issues at the heart of the territories it portrays, uniting the young, the disabled and the religious factions through the medium of cricket.
The historical perspective of the book also shows how far the game has spread in its time, far beyond the boundaries of the 10 Test playing nations and esteemed associate nations that we see at World Cups.
The foreword to the book is provided by West Indian great, Courtney Walsh. The projects that Rodwell has been involved in and has written about here have been received to widespread acclaim. This is truly a tale of using cricket as a force for good – far removed from its colonial origins.
If you love cricket, which of course you do, you’ll love this book. It’s refreshingly off of the beaten cricketing track and highlights just how important the sport can be.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Third Man in Havana, simply answer the following question:
Havana is the capital of which country?
Got it? Of course you have! Pop the answer down in the subject line of an e-mail, include your name and postal address and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Midday (UK time) on Thursday May 10.