Born in Vienna and educated in Darjeeling and Kolkata, Ashis Ray is an award-winning broadcaster and print journalist, who became a test match commentator on cricket on All India Radio at the age of 24. As a member of BBC's Test Match Special commentary team, he covered the 1979 and 1983 World Cups, including commentating on the final of the latter event. He has also broadcast ball-by-ball or as a summariser on Doordarshan, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the Caribbean Media Corporation. Australia's Sun-Herald newspaper hailed him as "Voice of India". Trevor Bailey, former England all-rounder and a co-commentator, was moved to describe his commentaries as being in 'precise classical English'. Ray has written on cricket for almost every major paper in Britain and India. His 1987 video, 'Great Moments of India Cricket 1932-86' became an international bestseller. A foreign correspondent in London since 1977, Ray became CNN's first South Asia bureau chief in 1992, before being appointed its consultant editor. He has extensively penned his thoughts on political affairs in British and Indian media; and has occasionally lectured on South Asian matters to students at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. This is his first book.