V. Ramnarayan’s new book: ‘Cricket For the Love of it’

MT RAM BOOKAlwarpet-based writer V. Ramnarayan has released his new book which looks more like a commemorative volume titled ‘ Cricket For the Love of it’.

The book chronicles fifty years of Jolly Rovers Cricket Club with the Sanmar business group which is based in Cathedral Road.

The book was released at a gala function held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alwarpet on Friday evening in the presence of former cricketer Kapil Dev and historian and writer, Ramachandra Guha.

The event was the finale of the year-long series of events that celebrated the golden jubilee of one of the city’s well-known cricket clubs which has contributed a few players to the national and international world of cricket. Sanmar manages this club, and three others.

Ramnarayan has written a few more books on cricket, mostly its history including one on local cricket. He now edits Sruti, the arts magazine.

Copies of the latest book are available at Sanmar’s office.

2 Comments on “V. Ramnarayan’s new book: ‘Cricket For the Love of it’”

  1. Dear Pradeep,
    Your father and I used to meet occasionally in 80s 90s?) along with the late Venkatraman of Ananda Vikatan and Rajaraghavan and trade cricket stories.Thank you for this vbery warm message which I saw only today, 3rd April. I’m in Singapore now, but will be back home on 5th April. You can pick up the book from me at Chennai or I can courier it to you (2 copies as requested by you). It is not a priced publication, though I hope it is aprized one.
    Wrmest regards.

  2. Dear Ramnarayan,

    My brother and I have fond memories of cricket in Chennai and in particular the Jolly Rovers team in particular.

    We understand from our friends in Chennai that you have made a mention of my dad who played for the Jolly Rovers team in the 50’s and 60s. Thank you very much for remembering and making a mention in your latest book release.

    My elder brother Ashwin Padukone and I, request you to send us a copy each and I will pay the price of the book and the courier charges to.

    What a day I’m writing to you about it because it’s my Dad’s and Mom’s wedding anniversary today. While Dad passed away in 2005, my Mom lives in Bangalore.

    Our thanks once again and best wishes to you and your family. I was a big fan of yours and V Sivaramakrishnan ( the left-hand opening batsman.

    Best Wishes
    Pradeep Padukone
    Bangalore, India

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