Author goes Batting on the Bosphorous

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Angus Bell has written a book about his cricket experiences in the former Soviet Bloc.

The former Soviet Bloc seems an unlikely place to be playing a sport born as the exclusive property of the British Empire, but Montreal-based author Angus Bell found a burgeoning, if unusual, hotbed of interest in cricket in Eastern Europe.

"It's about an 8,000 mile cricket tour (by car) around the former Soviet bloc on the advice of a former psychic," Bell said Monday.