Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Birth announcement

Cricinfo Magazine was launched today and, on going through it, it felt like all the effort had paid off. The magazine looks beautiful, absolutely beautiful, but I'm biased. The first issue couldn't have been handled more lovingly when it arrived at our doorstep; indeed, the moment we heard the rustle of a packet at the entrance, a few of us were off like a shot to the front door to grab the first ever copies. Let's just call mine copy No. 2. No prizes for guessing who the fastest was.

The quality of writing around here, most readers of Wisden Asia Cricket will agree, has been superb. This one's no different. It has Haigh (my favourite), Roebuck (for those who are inclined), Kesavan, Zatta, and many others who I'm forgetting. There are two wonderful interviews of Rahul Dravid and Greg Chappell, and a grand feature on fast bowling. I know this is sounding like an advert but, dammit, I'm proud of this magazine.

And the really thrilling thought for me is that it's only going to get better. How? Wait and see.

8 comments:

Jabberwock said...

"It's only going to get better. How? Wait and see."

Because I'm going to be writing for it, right?
Kidding. Congrats again, and hope to see you in Delhi soon.

Rahul said...

Mate, it'd be good if you could write for the mag.

I'll come by sooner than soon.

Nagraj said...

Thanks for the info on new magazine .

Pratyush said...

I want to write for cricinfo too!

Shantanu said...

Thanx for the info on the issue. Had been scouring the news stands for quite a while now... I guess it's quite natural for a person who has almost all (except one) issues of WAC safely wrapped in his box. :)

Anyway, read ur article on the workload of umpires, Rahul. Quite a nice piece.

Rahul said...

Thank you, Shantanu, and man, don't miss any of these issues because they're going to just rock. The February issue is quite something.

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