Man of the match Moeen to speak at GSAL

Tuesday 20 November 2018

The hero of this summer’s series-winning fourth test match against India will be visiting The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) next month to speak about his life in and beyond cricket.

Moeen Ali was named man of the match on his return to the England test side in August after an absence of seven months, when his nine wickets at Southampton’s Rose Bowl helped England to an unassailable series lead. Since then he has been pivotal in England’s test series in Sri Lanka, where the team secured their first overseas series win since 2016.

The great all-rounder can now add author to his list of accomplishments. His visit to GSAL coincides with the release of his autobiography Moeen, co-written with award-winning sports journalist Mihir Bose.

GSAL is hosting Moeen on behalf of the Ilkley Literature Festival, in a session that will reveal his remarkable story from street cricket in the tough Sparkhill neighbourhood of Birmingham to his international debut at the relatively late age of 27. Moeen’s autobiography also covers his life outside cricket and his experiences as a devout Muslim in today’s Britain.

Rachel Feldberg, festival director, said: “We are delighted to be bringing Moeen Ali to The Grammar School at Leeds. From the highs and lows of his cricket career to his experiences growing up as a British Muslim he has had a fascinating and inspiring life.”

Moeen by Moeen Ali and Mihir Bose is published in the UK by Atlantic Books.

Moeen Ali will speak at GSAL on Monday 3 December at 20:00. Tickets priced £14/£10 concessions, are available via the Ilkley Literature Festival website. GSAL is an official sponsor of the Ilkley Literature Festival, following a longstanding partnership with the Children’s Festival.

Photograph courtesy of Chance to Shine.

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