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The Podcast

Summary: 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 who 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 6PM IST to dive into your weekly fix of the news and some wonderful anecdotes and insights from the world of cricket!


 S2 E6: Building the brand of an IPL cricketer ft. Athlete Representative, Dhruv Mullick | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1883

CONTEST ALERT: WIN A SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 - Play our IPL Quiz: and download the GOODGAMER app to win our big prize! On this edition of the podcast, Sumedhh is joined by a thought leader of the athlete representation space in Dhruv Mullick who after a decade of work in the sports business and licensing space, now manages and handles KXIP and Team India opener Mayank Agarwal's sports business dealings. Dhruv and Sumedhh talk about Mayank's journey, the modern day cricketer's way of going about brand associations and the changing patterns of sports business today. SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and share! Follow cricketnews on our social handles: Instagram: @cricketnewscom1 Twitter: @cricketnewscom Facebook: @cricketnewscom You can also follow Sumedhh on @sumedhhbilgi & Dhruv Mullick @dhruv_mullick

 S2 E5: IPL 2020 mid-season analysis ft. Sandipan, Rahul & Sumedhh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1692

CONTEST ALERT: WIN A SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 - Play our IPL Quiz: and download the GOODGAMER app to win our big prize! On this episode of the show, Sumedhh is joined by two superstars on the cricketnews team, Sandipan Banerjee and Rahul Pandey and the three of them analyse what has worked for the likes of of DC, MI & RCB in IPL 2020; speak about why the mid-season transfer window is pointless this time & talk about what will be the key factors ahead of the second half of the league stage. SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and share! Follow cricketnews on our social handles: Instagram: @cricketnewscom1 Twitter: @cricketnewscom Facebook: @cricketnewscom You can also follow Sumedhh on @sumedhhbilgi, Sandipan on @im_sandipan Rahul on @sportsstoryguy

 S2 E4: Experiencing India & IPL as a foreign player ft. Former KXIP & MI bowler Beuran Hendricks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1699

CONTEST ALERT: WIN A SAMSUNG GALAXY S20 - Play our IPL Quiz: and download the GOODGAMER app to win our big prize! On this installment of the podcast Sumedhh sits down with his good friend & South Africa pacer, Beuran Hendricks, to talk about the life of a foreign player in the IPL including parathas for breakfast (at times) & learning from the world's best at the biggest stage. SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and share it with your friends. And remember to play our quiz and download the GoodGamer app now! Follow Cricketnews on Instagram: @cricketnewscom1 Twitter: @cricketnews_com Facebook: @cricketnewscom You can also follow Sumedhh Bilgi @sumedhhbilgi on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!

 S2 E3: The perspective of an Indian domestic player in the IPL ft. Manvinder Bisla | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1790

CONTEST ALERT: - use this link to play CricketNews and GoodGamer's IPL Quiz to win a Samsung Galaxy S20! On this edition of the podcast, Sumedhh sits down with the hero of IPL 2012 for Kolkata, Manvinder Bisla, who has come from a tough domestic cricket background to become a three-time IPL winner. Manvinder talks about THAT 2012 IPL Final, the difference between domestic cricket and the IPL, feeling lost in the razzmatazz of the league and the opportunities available to grow as a player and in life & so much more! SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and share!

 S2 E2: What does Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni mean to Chennai ft. Eternal CSK fan Akhil Prakash | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1702

A visit to Chennai during the IPL or just watching the team at any stadium in India, can teach you a think or two about LOYALTY AND LOVE - And here's a glimpse of that on episode 2 of the podcast! Joining Sumedhh on this episode of the IPL Edition of the show is CSK and Dhoni fan, Akhil Prakash, who talks about what this franchise and the captain means to the city of Chennai! Akhil has supported CSK from matchday 1 - never missed a game at Chepauk, braved protests to get to the stadium and has gone on from being a BIG FAN of Dhoni - to working at a franchise owned by his boyhood hero. SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and share! Also, here's the link to our IPL fantasy tips Telegram group for your DAILY FANTASY TIPS THIS IPL SEASON: Play our Facebook messenger quiz to win prizes here:

 S2 E1: IPL 2020 Preview ft. Sumedhh & Sandipan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1645

On Episode 1 of the IPL Edition of The Podcast, Sumedhh welcomes Sandipan, and the two preview the teams ahead of IPL 2020. The two also talk about the big game - MI v CSK and Sandipan shares some important fantasy cricket tips to follow this season. Press subscribe so you don't miss out on any of the episodes - which will roll out on every Saturday at 5 PM!

 S2 - Introduction to our IPL Edition ft Sumedhh Bilgi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 195

Ahead of IPL 2020, here comes Season 2 - The IPL Edition of The with Sumedhh Bilgi - here's what you can expect from this season! New episodes every Saturday at 5 pm!

 Ep 11: Best moments from Season 1 ft. Sumedhh Bilgi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1281

On the Season 1 Finale of ‘The Podcast’ – Sumedhh takes a stroll down recent memory lane to pick his TOP FIVE favourite 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! We will be back soon with the latest news and more amazing people who make the game special. Until then, stay safe, maintain social distance, wear a mask and look after yourselves. And for all your cricket analysis, news, videos and cricket contests – log on to - Remember the name!

 Ep 10: Latest from CPL & IPL; Demands of a modern day umpire ft. Ganesh Iyer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1929

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. SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE!

 Sneak Peek: Ep 10: An umpire is a policeman, a lawyer & a judge ft. Ganesh Iyer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 161

On this sneak peek into episode 10 we are joined by former BCCI umpire, cricket administrator and current member of the BCCI's umpires educator's committee, Ganesh Iyer. JOIN US THIS SATURDAY @ 6 PM to hear more about the life of a cricket umpire and more!

 Ep 9: IPL in the UAE & the immediate future of cricket ft. Cricketnews' Prasenjit, Sandipan & Rohit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1687

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! Comment and tell us what you think of the podcast and follow our other work on

 Sneak Peek: Ep 9 - Discussing simultaneous squads for Team India ft. CricketNews' - Rohit Sankar, Sandipan Banerjee & Prasenjit Dey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 274

The writers at join Sumedhh on this episode - and on this sneak peek into Episode 9 - we discuss what could be India's possible Test, ODI & T20I XIs in the event of simultaneous cricket matches!

 Ep 8: Latest from Asia Cup & ENG v WI; Mental health in cricket ft. Sports Psychologist Adrian McInman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2027

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 :)

 Sneak Peek: Ep 8: 'Cricket is so much about about the mental side' ft. Adrian McInman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 245

We've heard it so many times from the greats of the game about cricket matches being won in the mind before it's won on the field & our guest on the next epsiode of the podcast , Sports Psychologist Adrian McInman, speaks about what makes cricket 'so mental' - for the full episode join us this Saturday at 6 PM IST!

 Ep 7: Latest from IPL 13, WI v ENG Series; Being a police officer during COVID-19 times ft. Katie Perkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1853

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! :)


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