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The Corridor of Uncertainty

The Corridor of Uncertainty- How Cricket Mended a Torn Nation by Nihar Suthar

Published by Pitch Publishing Ltd,
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Publicity Coordinator: Derek Hammond.
Pages : 192
Price : Sterling Pounds Nine and Pence Ninety Nine.
ISBN 9781785311178

Nihar Suthar, born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Cornell University in January 2016, is an award-winning writer, covering inspirational stories around the world. He strives to publish works that break the status quo.

While travelling in Australia, several months ago, he stumbled upon an exciting new story about how Afghanistan's cricket team qualified for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It was a huge deal, as Afghanistan had never qualified for the tournament before. The story caught his attention and he decided to explore it more.

The author places the sport in the context of the socio-political background from which it has emerged. Apart from cricket, Nihar Suthar depicts a picture of what life was like in Afghanistan and how the refugees fleeing domestic conflict forged an identity for themselves through cricket.

In 1979, Afghanistan erupted into one of the most brutal civil wars ever. The fighting lasted almost a decade, throwing the country into a period of political instability, harsh leadership, and extreme danger. Hundreds of thousands of civilians died, and millions relocated to refugee camps. The rest of the world began to believe that violence would always define Afghans.

However, deep in the refugee camps of Pakistan, displaced native Afghan children had a dream to unite their country once again with peace. The solution was disguised in the game of cricket. These children began to learn cricket, and persevered against the danger, criticism, and unrest to create the first-ever Afghan national cricket team.

With unrivalled access to the team and players during the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Nihar Suthar tells the story of their inspiring journey to change Afghanistan in one of the most under-told, heart-warming sports stories of all time.

The Corridor of Uncertainty is an inspirational story, which will be of interest to every fan of the international game. The book features never before heard stories from Afghan cricketers including Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Nabi and Karim Sadiq Khan.

This is a fascinating book, having black & white and coloured photographs, that I would heartily recommend to any cricket enthusiast.