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Editorial Staff Profiles
Harsh Kalan is a sports enthusiast who keeps a close eye on the latest happenings in the world of sports. Admittedly, American Football is his preferred sport, but he has been attached to Cricket since the early stages of his professional life. Harsh has been in the sports media industry for the past six years, beginning his journey in 2006. Along the way he has amassed a wide variety of skills during his professional career. From TV production to heading the editorial desk, he has managed to combine various skills to provide a high-quality end product. An all-rounder of sorts in pure cricketing terms, Harsh lends versatility and enthusiasm to an already enriched editorial team.
Shirin Sadikot is a Cricket tragic-cum-cricket fanatic turned cricket writer – although she is loath of calling herself that just yet and prefers to be known as a student of the game. Since taking up journalism as a career with the sole motive of living life within the boundary of a Cricket field, she has been writing about the sport since 2008. She belongs to the group of romantics for whom life is nothing but an extension of Test cricket. Her writing mirrors her passion for the game which, in her own words is, “An ocean of endless intricacies, a proud heritage of history and awe-inspiring richness”. To plunge into the innermost depths of that ocean is the objective of this writer’s life.
Arun Gopalakrishnan was bitten by the Cricket bug during his formative years when he spent almost every weekend playing tennis ball Cricket. That passion and hunger only increased as he grew up, and he took to playing league cricket in Bangalore. When realization dawned on him that he was going nowhere where playing was concerned, he took to other avenues within the ambit of the game. He is sort of an all-rounder where Cricket is concerned; apart from being a freelance journalist, he is also a statistician, a State Panel Umpire in Bangalore, an International Panel Scorer and a keen analyst of the game. Unlike many in his age-group – early 30s – he is a Test cricket romantic and prefers prolonged contests between bat and ball. Put briefly, cricket is life for him – everything else comes next.
Prajakta Pawar’s passion for sports saw her give up a career in Social Work and take up sports journalism. She joined BCCI immediately after completing her journalism course and has been diligently following and writing about Cricket ever since. She has also been keenly tracking the domestic circuit and women’s cricket for the past couple of years.
Rajneesh Gupta is one of the most outstanding Cricket statisticians of modern time, with his unique style of presenting Cricket facts and figures. His mastery across various media platforms – electronic, print, LIVE TV production – is mindboggling. Ever since he joined the editorial team, Rajneesh has played an important part in the site’s popularity with his in-depth analysis and superior research. His role requires him to keep a tab on each and every development in all formats of the game; but he has no qualms in admitting that it is the shortest version of Cricket that fascinates him the most.