Book Launch: Gideon Haigh & Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan talks sport with Gideon Haigh

6:30pm Wednesday 8 December
Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall
Cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton

“Does cricket make money in order to exist, or does it exist in order to make money?”

In his new book Sphere of Influence, Gideon Haigh follows cricket’s biggest story since Kerry Packer’s ‘World Series’: the rise of Twenty20 and its glamour competition, the Indian Premier League.

How did India come to run world cricket? How did clubs owned by billionaires and Bollywood stars begin to shove international competition aside? How did money unite players and divide administrators, amid allegations of massive corruption?

For this special event Gideon will be racing back from the Second Test in Adelaide, and he will be joined on stage by The Age’s Martin Flanagan. So pull up a stool in the Trades Hall Bar, sit back with a beer – and enjoy two of Melbourne’s finest writers going toe-to-toe on all the big issues in Australian and international sport.

Entry: $5/ $2 concession.
More info: (ph) 9662 3744, (email) [email protected]


  1. Peter Flynn says

    Is anybody going to this Gig?

    Depending on flights, I’ll be there.


  2. John Butler says

    I’m a chance PF, depending on the day’s events.

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