Tag Archives: BCCI

Should ICC Events be even hosted in India?

Omnishambles. That’s what the run up to and the qualifying phase of World T20 2016 being held in India currently has been. It took forever to announce the schedule and the venues. It took even longer for the tickets to … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 174 with Dr. Nitin Patel

Former India team doctor Nitin Patel discusses the reasons behind him resigning from his job with the Indian cricket team as team doctor after a period of 8 years, the challenges of the job, BCCI’s steps towards grooming more local … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 169 with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber. “Death of a Gentleman”

Cricket journalists Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber embarked on a journey in 2011 to make a cricket film about Test cricket. It ended up being a documentary about cricket governance, misadministration, shady deals and the takeover of the game by … 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 150 with Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive, Cricket South Africa

Former ICC Chief Executive and current Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa Mr. Haroon Lorgat talks about his career in cricket administration, the challenge of transformation in South Africa, his rocky relationship with the BCCI, The Woolf Review he initiated … Continue reading

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ICC Revamp and Greed

I was honored to be given the space in the March 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated India to provide a review of the changes in the ICC governance structure based on the position paper that was leaked, and the ramifications … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 117 with Snehal Pradhan, Indian Cricketer

In this episode, Indian cricketer Snehal Pradhan talks about her cricketing beginnings, her role models, the saga of her bowling action reported as illegal and her work to get it cleared, various steps for the improvement of Indian women’s cricket … Continue reading

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Full David Becker Press Release

Mr. David Becker, formerly the head of legal at the ICC 2007-2012, sent a press release to a few journalists back in October 2013. It contained information that, though commonly suspected, put it on record some of the bullying and … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 111 with Telford Vice

In this episode, Telford Vice of The Times (South Africa) talks about the controversial circumstances under which Cricket South Africa have revoked some of his journalistic privileges, and dealing with Haroon Lorgat in the aftermath of David Becker’s incendiary press release … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 107 with Clayton Murzello, MiD DAY Sports Editor

In this episode, the sports editor of Mumbai’s MiD DAY newspaper, Clayton Murzello, talks about the transformation in the Indian cricket media over the last two decades, the downside of a TV centric cricket media, BCCI-Media relations, the state of … Continue reading

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