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The Thin White Line Reviews

The Thin White Line by Nick Greenslade

The Thin White Line: The Inside Story of Cricket's Greatest Fixing Scandal

Nick Greenslade

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Pitch Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Pitch Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 24 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781785317330

The Thin White Line is the gripping account of the spot-fixing scandal of 2010 which sent shockwaves through cricket. Taking the reader through the fateful events of that August and beyond, it reveals how the News of the World uncovered the scandal of the Pakistan captain and his two best bowlers; and how its star reporter followed them to jail.

4 stars out of 5
7 Oct 2020

"Greenslade tells this complex story in gripping fashion and with exemplary clarity"

Nick Greenslade, deputy sports editor of the Murdoch-owned Sunday Times, tells this complex story in gripping fashion and with exemplary clarity, largely leaving readers to make up their own minds about the wider issues. He admits his sympathy for the NoW’s “old school journalism”. But he also acknowledges that diggers of dirt like Mahmood “were often mirror images of the rogues they were exposing: quick-witted, resourceful and – let’s not deny it – downright devious at times”. As the police have long understood, catching villains is not a job for saints