Unforgiven, The

Subtitle:
Mercenaries or Missionaries? The Untold Story of the West Indies Cricketers and Their Tour of Apartheid South Africa
By:
Ashley Gray
Price:
£19.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785315329
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
256

Description

In the early 80s, 20 West Indian cricketers were paid more than $100,000 each to take part in rebel tours of apartheid South Africa. When they returned home to the Caribbean they were banned for life and shunned by their countrymen. Some turned to drugs, some to God, while others found themselves begging on the streets. This is their untold story.

About the author

Ashley Gray grew up fending off bouncers and sledges in Newcastle, New South Wales, before moving to Sydney where he works as a sports writer and subeditor. His stories have appeared in Wisden Quarterly, Fox Sports, The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and All Out Cricket. He plays hard-fought backyard cricket with his young son and daughter, who are already showing a rare talent for destroying laundry windows.