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I discovered ‘Sticky Wicket’ by Malcolm Speed during one of my random browsing sessions at the bookshop. Malcolm Speed was one of the controversial CEOs of the ICC (International Cricket Council) and he wasn’t liked even in his own country – Australia. (He himself says this in his book – “I was never going to be warm, soft and friendly, and I was not in cricket to win any popularity contest. As I said back in 2001 at my first ICC annual conference as CEO, my aim was to do my best for the game wi ...more
I can't imagine any serious cricket fan who wouldn't find this book fascinating. Obviously, Malcolm Speed's point of view isn't free of bias, but getting the inside scoop on a decade's worth of cricketing scandals is worth it. Highly recommended - but for cricket lovers only.