John Buchanan, the record-breaking former coach of the Australian CricketTeam and now coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, gives an insider'saccount of the development and launch of the tournament that may foreverchange the face of international cricket. The rise of Twenty20 always promised change, and Buchanan traces the shiftfrom the ODI format through to the Twenty20 World Cup and announcementof the IPL. What forces were at work and why was there loss of support for theODI format and country versus country cricket? Buchanan also charts the riseand rise of the Indian power brokers and how they have come to be in such adominant position. In this entertaining and insightful book, Buchanan chronicles the first IPLtournament, from the dramatic auction to the series itself, giving us aninvaluable behind-the-scenes view of this groundbreaking event.