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In cricket or life you never want to get beaten. But the game can bite you, and you can get BITTEN. BITTEN by the game OR SMITTEN by its characters, whatever one may choose to call happened to me in my teens. As a kid in a Bengali household I was often the victim of mum’s pathological hatred for the game. ‘Baba porte Bosho’ (get on with your books), she would say, when a generation was being charmed by a man called Sachin Tendulkar, the guile of Shane Warne, Anil Kumble’s grit or Laxman/Dravid’s magnificence... it often felt cruel.... Despite Mum’s million warnings, Cricket did BITE me, but it also taught me to BEAT the odds in life.

As Cricketers try to stay relevant through instagram posts and tweets, how is the cricket economy coping with the virus? A show on how the industry is planning for the game’s future. There is a huge interest in the resumption of this 13 billion dollar economy. A look at the cricket industry through the lenses of the cricketers and the team itself !:

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In cricket or life you never want to get beaten. But the game can bite you, and you can get BITTEN. BITTEN by the game OR SMITTEN by its characters, whatever one may choose to call happened to me in my teens. As a kid in a Bengali household I was often the victim of mum’s pathological hatred for the game. ‘Baba porte Bosho’ (get on with your books), she would say, when a generation was being charmed by a man called Sachin Tendulkar, the guile of Shane Warne, Anil Kumble’s grit or Laxman/Dravid’s magnificence... it often felt cruel.... Despite Mum’s million warnings, Cricket did BITE me, but it also taught me to BEAT the odds in life.

As Cricketers try to stay relevant through instagram posts and tweets, how is the cricket economy coping with the virus? A show on how the industry is planning for the game’s future. There is a huge interest in the resumption of this 13 billion dollar economy. A look at the cricket industry through the lenses of the cricketers and the team itself !:

    Ep - 8 The Winning Formula With Sports Psychologist Paddy Upton

    Ep - 8 The Winning Formula With Sports Psychologist Paddy Upton

    Sports post the Coronavirus pandemic will never be the same. The biggest change will be players having to adjust to a life in a bio-bubble. Life in a bubble is like life in Big Boss’ house, as Shikhar Dhawan described it. One of the most celebrated Sports Phycologists in the World, South Africa’s Paddy Upton, who also helped Indian Cricket Team become World No.1 & win the 2011 World Cup talks about acing the bio-bubble situation on The Business called Cricket with Rica Roy   

    Vince Lombardi the legendary Football Coach had said winning isn’t everything, it is the only thing but Sports Phycologist and Coach Paddy Upton, who has worked with Team India and several IPL Teams for seven years says that balancing high performance and winning with mental stamina in the post Corona world will be tricky. He says winning in Sports has to be balanced with winning in life, hence winning in Sports won’t be the only thing. On The Business Called Cricket with Rica Roy this celebrity South African mind-trainer talks about how winning mental battles will lead to winning Sporting battles.

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    Ep-7 The Bharat Army Indian Cricket's No. 1 Fan Club

    Ep-7 The Bharat Army Indian Cricket's No. 1 Fan Club

    Fans are the heartbeat of cricket. But this time they are missing in the IPL stadiums across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. However Bharat Army, a fan club that originated in UK, that’s now active in all continents where cricket is played, is ensuring that the players and global fans of IPL remain connected on the second screen. They are finding ways to send their love messages. Here is a special podcast Episode with the founder of Bharat Army, Rakesh Patel, on THE BUSINESS CALLED CRICKET 

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    EP-6 FIT FOR IPL LIFE with John Gloster

    EP-6 FIT FOR IPL LIFE with John Gloster

    From Rugby to Australian Rules Football to Cricket, physiotherapist John Gloster has taken care of hundreds of athletes for the last 22 years. He was responsible for monitoring Sachin’s elbow, Laxman’s back and even Pathan’s groin being a part of the Indian Cricket Team’s staff from 2005-2008. Today he shuttles between Indian Premier League and Pakistan Super League helping players reach peak performance. In the next episode of the Business Called Cricket John Gloster speaks to us about methods of motivation he applied to help these players reach peak performance post the lockdown, in the on-going Indian Premier League. 

     

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    Ep - 5 Cricketer Turns Conservationist, says Thank You India

    Ep - 5 Cricketer Turns Conservationist, says Thank You India

    The thing that former English Captain Kevin Pietersen likes other than batting and hitting his ‘palti-shots’ is talking about Rhino Conservation. He finished his cricket in 2013 and dedicated himself to saving one of the BIG fives. In the next podcast episode of The Business Called Cricket the colorful former English cricketer chats on how he is using the power of cricket to save this endangered species from extinction in India and Africa. 

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    EP-4 Crafting Dream Willows

    EP-4 Crafting Dream Willows

    IPL has taken the cricket world by storm but running the tournament involves a whole eco-system. One of the key stakeholders are the equipment manufacturers. On the latest episode of my podcast chat the Business Called Cricket I bring to you some untold stories of the game from a man who manufactures cricket bats. His family has crafted dream willows for legends like Sunil Gavaskar to young KL Rahul, today. Paras Anand, the MD of Sansperils Greenland manufactures the bats with which the willow wielders weave the magic.

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    • 27 min
    EP-3 IPL Coaching With MD Kaif

    EP-3 IPL Coaching With MD Kaif

    Md Kaif was a part of Sourav Ganguly's Dream Indian 11. He was one of the faces of change in Indian cricket in the turn of the century, one who steered the team to glory on foreign fields with his power-packed batting and electric fielding skills. Today he plies his trade with the Delhi Capitals IPL team as an Assistant Coach and works closely with once his arch enemy- Ricky Ponting. In this episode of The Business Called Cricket, MD Kaif tells Rica Roy how IPL has changed dynamics, re-defined roles of coaches, mentors and enabled exceptional talents like him remain in the system.  

    Md Kaif belonged to a generation of cricketers that defined new India, that defined Sourav Ganguly's band of fearless boys. He featured in the first Indian team that dreamt success on foreign soil and strived for that- leaving a mark every time they went out on the field. He has changed the game as a cricketer and now making an impact as Assistant Coach with the Delhi Capitals Team. Last year they finished third, this year he returns with the team to give Delhi fans immense joy by adding spark to the Capital's show. In this episode of  The Business Called Cricket he tells Rica Roy, being a Big Brother to the boys, understanding them better is the key to an improved show.

     

     

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    • 27 min

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