World Series Cricket

In 1977, frustrated by continual rebuffs from the cosy relationship between Australia’s board and TV companies, Kerry Packer bought over 50 of the leading players and set up a rival organisation. The breakaway lasted until 1979, when the establishment caved in and granted Packer the TV rights he so wanted, and the rebel players were welcomed back into their national sides


A true measure of quality: World Series Cricket
A true measure of quality: World Series Cricket

A statistical look at World Series Cricket

Greig, Packer, and World Series tea
Greig, Packer, and World Series tea

Back in 1977, this correspondent was at the inception of World Series Cricket. (Sort of)

Kerry played guitar
Kerry played guitar

Tony Greig has no cause to feel anything but proud about his involvement with World Series Cricket - as seminal a turning point as any the game has seen

A dummy's guide to World Series Cricket
A dummy's guide to World Series Cricket

A dummy's guide to Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket

'The devil take the hindmost'
'The devil take the hindmost'

They said what? Quotes from the two-year existence of World Series Cricket

A price for everything
A price for everything

A look back at the Packer revolution, three decades on

The circus comes to town
The circus comes to town

The first day of Kerry Packer's brave new world

And the devil take Kerry Packer
And the devil take Kerry Packer

EW Swanton attacks Kerry Packer shortly after the launch of World Series Cricket

World Series Cricket
World Series Cricket

A brief overview of World Series Cricket

Can the bosses be trusted?
Can the bosses be trusted?

The ICC have decided to ratify their Future Tours Progamme but are the players being treated as an afterthought, asks Martin Williamson

Dynamic and innovative, Packer will be remembered
Dynamic and innovative, Packer will be remembered

Kerry Packer was an exception to the old adage that the first generation acquires, the second consolidates, the third squanders&

Kerry Packer dies aged 68
Kerry Packer dies aged 68

Kerry Packer died on Boxing Day at the age of 68

When Packer stalked Pakistan
When Packer stalked Pakistan

Ask anyone about controversial England tours to Pakistan, and 1987-88 or 1968-69 are the most likely to spring to mind. But sandwiched in between those two was a series which was, in its own way, almost as miserable as the others

'That was the most competitive cricket that I played'
'That was the most competitive cricket that I played'

Barry Richards talks exclusively to Cricinfo about the Packer Tests and the ongoing Super Series battle between Australia and the World XI

Former ACB chairman Bob Parish dies
Former ACB chairman Bob Parish dies

Bob Parish, a former chairman of the Australia Cricket Board, has died aged 89