‘A TV producer needs to catch the pulse of where the game is going’ – Ajesh Ramachandran‘A TV producer needs to catch the pulse of where the game is going’ – Ajesh Ramachandran

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In the latest episode of the podcast we chat with Ajesh Ramachandran, who is an Executive Producer at the ICC and their Broadcast and Content Lead. Ajesh takes us through the typical day in the life of a TV producer, and goes on to explain the intricacies of a live


‘This is the country of hospitality’ – Australia tour to Pakistan review

‘This is the country of hospitality’ – Australia tour to Pakistan review‘This is the country of hospitality’ – Australia tour to Pakistan review

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In the latest episode of the podcast we chat with cricket journalists Adam Collins and Bharat Sundaresan about their unforgettable trip – covering Australia’s first tour to Pakistan in 24 years. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee’s classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting on Flipkart and


The promise of 83… and the eventual disappointment

The promise of 83… and the eventual disappointmentThe promise of 83… and the eventual disappointment

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In the latest episode of the podcast, we discuss the recent Bollywood movie 83 – which retells the story of India’s miraculous victory in the 1983 World Cup. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee’s classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting on Flipkart and Amazon. Readers outside


India too good for Sri Lanka – by day and by night

India too good for Sri Lanka – by day and by nightIndia too good for Sri Lanka – by day and by night

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We review the two-Test series between India and Sri Lanka – which India won 2-0 in emphatic fashion. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee’s classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting on Flipkart and Amazon. Readers outside India, can buy the book on Amazon. Talking Points: India’s


‘As a captain, you don’t delegate decisions that affect winning or losing’: Ian Chappell‘As a captain, you don’t delegate decisions that affect winning or losing’: Ian Chappell

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We speak to the legendary Australian captain Ian Chappell on a book he published in 1992 – Chappelli: The Cutting Edge. Chappell offers his thoughts on captaincy, coaching, cricket administration and the muddled approach of those running the game today. Having followed the game for over seven decades – and


A lifetime in cricket writing – Mike Coward interviewA lifetime in cricket writing – Mike Coward interview

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We speak to the veteran journalist and author Mike Coward, who has watched and covered cricket over six decades. Coward rewinds the clock to various points in his illustrious career and talks about the importance of journalists and players trusting each other. He also opens up on his experience of


Sport, history, race: the complexity of cricket in South Africa

Sport, history, race: the complexity of cricket in South AfricaSport, history, race: the complexity of cricket in South Africa

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In this episode, we chat with two journalists from South Africa – Firdose Moonda and Telford Vice. We explore South Africa’s win against India as well as the political issues that have loomed over the recent series. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee’s classic cricket book War


A special win to round off a special year: Centurion Test review

A special win to round off a special year: Centurion Test reviewA special win to round off a special year: Centurion Test review

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We review the first Test between South Africa and India – which India won by 113 runs. This was only South Africa’s third defeat in Centurion across 27 Tests. Note: Readers in India can now buy Mike Marqusee’s classic cricket book War Minus The Shooting at the Atta Galatta bookstore