Author and former Daily Mail sports columnist Charles Sale discusses cricket, politics and the ‘civil war’ at Lord’s with Andrew Mitchell. The book chronicles the struggle between the guardians of 234 years of tradition at Lord’s and a new order intent on change and is told through documents, minutes and personal accounts that delve under the covers of Lord’s and MCC like never before.
Charles Sale worked as a sports journalist for 40 years. Starting on the Acton Gazette in West London in 1978, he progressed via the Northern Echo in Darlington to the Daily Express in 1983 and then to the Daily Mail in 2001. He wrote a daily column Sports Agenda throughout his time on the Mail before retiring in 2018. The column delved behind the scenes at all the major sports and always held to account the main sporting bodies including the MCC.
The Covers Are Off started in earnest in April 2019 and has ‘taken longer than the building of the Compton & Edrich Stands’ but both projects have happily come to fruition at the start of the summer of 2021.
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