Category Archives: IPL

Couch Talk 154 with S Badrinath

S Badrinath, formerly of Tamil Nadu and now with Vidarbha, talks about his move out of his home state, his desire to keep going at the First Class level, his Test debut for India, playing in Chennai Super Kings franchise … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 153 with Suhrith Parthasarathy & Aju John on Indian Supreme Court Rulings

In this episode, two Indian lawyers – Suhrith Parthasarathy and Aju John – discuss the recent Indian Supreme Court Rulings on the BCCI/IPL spot fixing case as well as the conflict of interest of N Srinivasan as BCCI President and … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 125 with Kartikeya Date and Ahmer Naqvi

In this episode, two very popular cricket bloggers, Kartikeya Date and Ahmer Naqvi talk about the game of T20, what it has become, how it is perceived, it’s impact on cricket as a whole, what it actually is, and what it should … Continue reading

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Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee Report

The Justice Mudgal report has two versions. ESPN Cricinfo has carried one here which is signed by Justice Mudgal and Additional solicitor general of India L. Nageshwar Rao (dated Feb 9, 2014). There is another version, signed by Nilay Dutta, Senior … Continue reading

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Couch BatCheet Season 2 Episode 1

On IPL 7 Retentions and Auction with Mahek Vyas, Arnab Ray and Aditya  Tweet

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Couch Talk 86 with Harsha Bhogle

In this episode, cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle talks about the preparation that commentators do before matches, the quality of on air TV commentary, and also about the lack of discussion about spot fixing scandal on air as the issue surfaced. Harsha … Continue reading

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On the spot fixing controversy

This is what it has come down to. Three players of the Rajasthan Royals, one of them played 27 Tests for India and is a 2-time world champion, standing amidst dodgy looking characters with their faces wrapped in black cloth. … Continue reading

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For the love of God, Shut up Siva

Chris Gayle is in the process of distilling the art of batting in Twenty20 to a science and he is very close to perfecting it. Take it easy upfront, see off the gun bowlers, get the eye in, and then, … Continue reading

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Couch BatCheet Episode 7

Guests: Sidin Vadukut (@sidin), Arnab Ray (@GreatBong), Mahek Vyas (@mahekoholic) and Aditya (@forwardshortleg) Topics: David Miller’s 100 vs. RCB and comparisons to Gayle’s 175* earlier this IPL season Kallis arguing with the on-field umpire about a run out decision not … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 79 with Kartikeya Date, A Cricketing View

In this episode, Kartikeya Date of “A Cricketing View” blog explains why he doesn’t think T20 is not actually cricket but is a different sport altogether. He answers some of the common queries that gets posed to him as a … Continue reading

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