From the pressbox to the BCCI: Nishant Arora interview (Part 2)

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Our guest this week is Nishant Arora who, over two decades, has worked in multiple capacities within cricket – as a TV journalist, player agent, and BCCI media manager, and ICC digital producer.

Nishant had joined us in March to talk about his time as a junior cricketer and his friendship with Yuvraj Singh and other Indian cricketers. You can listen to that conversation here.

Talking Points:

  • The saas-bahu model that the Indian TV media adopted in the mid-2000s
  • The life of a television journalist in an age eager for controversy
  • How coverage of cricket became incidental to a journalist’s job
  • The move from journalism to a player agent to a media manager
  • The frosty relationship between the Indian players and the media in the mid-2010s
  • What the BCCI does right – and the scale at which it operates
  • The unsung heroes of Indian cricket – those who nurture the grassroots
  • The increasing number of pathways for channeling talent into potential
  • The spotting of Bumrah and Gill – and the lessons they teach us
  • The future of the cricket media landscape and the opportunities it provides creators


Nishant Arora (@NJA21)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)


From the field to the press box the managing the media: a chat with Nishant Arora – 81allout podcast

The Test of my Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back – Yuvraj Singh,

I won’t force my kids into cricket – Sachin Tendulkar interview by Nishant Arora – CNN-IBN

Virat Kohli masterclass with Nasser Hussain –

Wasim Akram bowls to Warner, Gayle, Buttler, Kohli, Russell and Dhoni – Siddhartha Vaidyanathan –

How did India build their world-beating bench-strength? They have a system – Sidharth Monga- The Cricket Monthly

Cricket’s decade of madness – Rahul Bhattacharya –


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