Ali Bacher's biography will hit the stands next year

Veteran cricket administrator Ali Bacher will recount the "monumental" events of the most extraordinary period in the history of South African cricket in a biography, which will hit the stands early next year.

The biography is being researched and written by Rodney Hartman, the communications director in Bacher's team that organised the World Cup in South Africa early this year.

Bacher, also former Managing Director of United cricket Board, said he expects the biography to serve as a "historical record."

"I am very fortunate that my life has been richly fulfilling and I have been persuaded to tell my story for the historical record," Bacher was quoted as saying in a press release.

"I came to the conclusion that the monumental events of the past two decades, in which I was privileged to be involved, must be recorded for the sake of posterity. We owe it to future generations to describe exactly what has transpired during this extraordinary time in SA cricket," Bacher said.

In researching for the book, to be published by Penguin Books, Hartman will interview a number of personalities who have had an impact on Bacher's life.

"The aim of the book is to give a forthright and honest appraisal and any views that might conflict with Dr. Bacher's will be duly reflected," Hartman said.