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Welcome to ‘The Podcast’ with Sumedhh Bilgi.

This is a weekly show where we present to you the latest happenings from the world of cricket; Get you closer to some of the most extraordinary minds will take us all beyond the technical and much closer to the many sides of the beautiful game.

We’ll talk about the finances, the sciences, the emotions, the euphoria, and the stories that engulf cricket and make it much much more than just a sport.

Join in, every Saturday evening at 6 PM IST to dive into your weekly fix of the news and some wonderful anecdotes and insights from the world of cricket.

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The Podcast
Episode 1 – Insta v TikTok divide in cricket!; IPL economics explained ft Nandan Kamath

The Instagram v Tiktok divide in cricket!; Is Navjot Singh Siddhu back?!;

Tonight’s Guest ft Sports Lawyer, Nandan Kamath explains ‘The flow of money in the IPL economy’

Episode 2- ‘WFH’ problems for the ICC & BCCI? ; The many layers to life at Mumbai Indians ft. Fielding Coach James Pamment

On episode two of the podcast, Sumedhh talks about the heated exchange of emails between ICC and the BCCI; Sizes up why Cricket Australia are so desperate to have India tour Down Under And welcomes his good friend + fielding coach at the Mumbai Indians, James Pamment, to reflect on local train rides in the city, working with some extraordinary cricket minds and THAT last-ball finish in IPL 2019.

Ep 3: Racism in cricket ft Beuran Hendricks

South Africa’s Beuran Hendricks, joins us on the show this week to talk about the need for life bans to curb racism;
Darren Sammy’s latest tweet and the importance of Zulu word- ‘simunye’ in today’s times.

Ep 4: Windies tour of England gives us quarantine & travel goals; Dancing to Indian cricket’s finest hours ft The Bharat Army’s Rakesh Patel

On this episode of the podcast, Sumedhh talks about Windies arrival in England, their extraordinary quarantine experience ahead, ICC’s new temporary player regulations and Speaks to the Founder of the Bharat Army on the immediate future of being a fan and reliving Indian cricket’s top moments in the last two decades.

Ep 5: CSA’s latest offering – 3Team Cricket; The need for ‘Adaptability’ in modern-day cricket coaching ft. Owais Shah

On this episode of the show, Sumedhh brings you the latest updates from Cricket South Africa who are set to welcome a new format of the game which is being called ‘3Team Cricket’
And with new formats and new rules emerging, the need to be adaptable as players more than ever explained by our guest for the show – Former England Batsman and now coach, Owais Shah

AB de Villiers audio courtesy: media release by Cricket South Africa

Ep 6: PCB’s full steam ahead strategy; Associate Nations in the post, COVID-19 times ft. Tim Cutler & Sandipan Banerjee

Double trouble on Episode 6, as Sumedhh is joined by The Founder of Emerging Cricketer & Former CEO of Hong Kong Cricket, Tim Cutler & cricket writer Sandipan Banerjee they chat about how a post, COVID-19 time could act as a blessing in disguise for Associate & Affiliate nations. They also chat about China’s approach towards the game BEYOND VIVO & OPPO’s involvement and growing cricket beyond the 12 full members of the ICC.

Ep 7: Latest from IPL 13, WI v ENG Series; Being a police officer during COVID-19 times ft. Katie Perkins

On this edition of the podcast – we present the latest from BCCI’s desperate attempts to host IPL 2020,
The stories building up off-the-field at the West Indies v England Test Series;
And the guest on the show is someone who plays professional cricket for New Zealand & is ALSO a YOUTH DEVELOPMENT POLICE OFFICER!
Katie Perkins joins Sumedhh on the show to talk about her experiences of being with the police full time during the COVID-19 outbreak in New Zealand, tells us wonderful stories about working with young law offenders & victims to lead them to a better life and lists her vision for law enforcement in New Zealand in the years to come – YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! 🙂

Ep 8: Latest from Asia Cup & ENG v WI; Mental health in cricket ft. Sports Psychologist Adrian McInman

On this episode we bring you a quick update of the news including the cancellation of Asia Cup 2020 & a super contest shaping up between England & West Indies in the return of cricket.

We have Sports Psychologist Adrian McInman as the guest on this episode who talks with three decades of experience about MS Dhoni’s comments on mental health in cricket, How the ‘super greats’ of cricket are aware of ‘the mental side’ of cricket & the various mindsets of cricket players.

On a side-note: reach out if you feel your mental health isn’t alright. And if you’re the one people are reaching out to, be kind 🙂

Ep 9: IPL in the UAE & the immediate future of cricket ft. Cricketnews’ Prasenjit, Sandipan & Rohit

IT’S THE HOME TEAM on this episode!
Sumedhh is joined by his mates – Prasenjit Dey, Sandipan Banejree & Rohit Sankar who discuss IPL 2020 which is headed to the UAE (most likely), India’s tour of Australia, we pick Team India XIs across different formats if we see a time of simultaneous cricket and so much more!

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Ep 10: Latest from CPL & IPL; Demands of a modern-day umpire ft. Ganesh Iyer

We’re in the double figures now! Episode 10 of the podcast features former BCCI umpire, Mumbai Cricket Administrator & current member of the BCCI’s umpire’s educator’s panel, Mr. Ganesh Iyer, on the demands of modern-day umpires including the limelight, the pressure and the thrill of the profession.

Ep 11: Best moments from Season 1 ft. Sumedhh Bilgi

On the Season 1 Finale of ‘The Podcast’ – Sumedhh takes a stroll down recent memory lane to pick his TOP FIVE favorite moments from the TEN conversations he’s had on the show!

It’s been an incredible ride but this FAR from the last you’ve seen from cricketnews!

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