Date of birth: 25 December 1979
What started off with a letter to the editor at Mid-Day, India’s leading tabloid, in 1997-98 turned into a passion for me. It grew from that to writing profiles and features for supplements of The Times of India like Bombay Times, New Bombay Times among others from 1998 to 1999.


Sept 2010-July 2014
International Cricket Council

As Media and Communications Officer helped put together the event website for the flagship tournament, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, in conjunction with Yahoo! ICC’s internet partner. Apart from maintaining and updating the ICC’s corporate site,, my work profile also included working on the publications put together by the world governing body on cricket. Some of the publications I worked extensively on were the Official Media Guide for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Official ICC Cricket World Cup Magazine, ICC’s Annual Playing Handbook along with event media guides for other Associate and Affiliate events.

Managing ICC’s profile on the various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, was also part of my work. The ICC now has over 1 million followers on Twitter and over five million fans are part of the ICC’s online community on Facebook, apart from around 31,000 followers on Instagram.

I also worked as media manager for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier held in Dublin and Derry in July-August 2010. Also during the 2000th Test at Lord’s, functioned as ICC’s media manager facilitating interactions of ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat with the travelling press corps.

During my stint with the ICC, I have also worked at ideating and putting together the weekly radio show with help from the show producers, ESPN-Star Sports. Also produced and shot video content for the ICC’s website from various events conducted within and outside Dubai.

In March 2012 I managed the media operations at the ICC World Twenty20 2012 Qualifier at Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadiums. I have also been responsible for producing films/special video clips during my stint at the ICC.

During the ICC World Twenty20 2012 in Sri Lanka I played a key role in the event media team providing regular updates by writing up media releases and managing media operations at the venues.

I served as the media manager during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 managing operations in Mumbai and Cuttack. Later that year, I served as the ICC Venue Broadcast Manager in Cardiff and Birmingham during the ICC Champions Trophy.

Apart from this, I have also managed the digital content operations of ICC across all its digital channels like twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. I also look after the content displayed on the apps of the ICC.

Developing a strategy, maintaining relationships with the social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook form part of my job. I work very closely with the Twitter and Facebook platforms to deliver key messaging across those platforms.

Most recently the work put in ensured that there was excellent digital integration in the broadcast during the ICC Women’s World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

During my current role, I have also led the restructuring of ICC’s websites with all being housed under one umbrella, The event websites now have a long term identity and have managed to carve out a niche on the online space through its designs.

Oct 2009 - April 2010

Headed the content team for the two flagship websites of the two Twenty20 tournaments _ Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for The job entailed leading a team, conceptualising the site, driving the editorial content. Responsible for the content on the two sites. Also part of the job was driving the video content of the site, especially churning out video packages/features/stories for the two sites. Worked closely with YouTube, Google’s video based portal to deliver video packages/stories/features. Also helped with the coverage of IPL on YouTube. Reported extensively on the third edition of IPL. Worked on creating’s presence on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Orkut.

Worked closely with YouTube, Google’s video based portal to deliver video packages/stories/features. Also helped with the coverage of IPL on YouTube. Reported extensively on the third edition of IPL.

Worked on creating’s presence on social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Orkut.

April 2009 - May 2009

Offered the assignment to report on the second edition of the Indian Premier League for the event’s official website. The event helped map a new phase of Indian cricket for me after tracking the glorious generation of the 1990s. The job involved reporting both in terms of audio and video content for the official site alongwith exclusive interviews and stories.

    Stories worked on:
  • Exclusive Sachin Tendulkar interview hitting out at critics of older players in T20 format
  • Exclusive Sreesanth interview hitting out at Matthew Hayden for berating him
  • Exclusive Jacques Kallis interview admitting that he was not cut for Royal Challengers captaincy
  • Several features on the changing trends in IPL

May 2008 - April 2009
Neo Cricket/

Moved to Neo Sports Broadcasting Pvt Ltd as Assistant Editor. Responsible for editorial content on the channel. Helped set up, monitored and looked after the daily news bulletin Sports Zone looking after the scripts and rundowns. Also set the agenda for the daily live call-in show Dial C For Cricket featuring celebrity guests. Also conceptualised several new special shows and helped in better packaging of programmes.

At, helped set up the first cricket website in India where text, audio and video worked simultaneously from the same platform. Set the agenda for the site, managed the editorial and helped set up a team of enterprising cricket writers from across the globe.

    Stories worked on:
  • Broke the story of Mohd Asif testing positive for dope during IPL 1
  • News break on Indian players being denied permission to play county cricket alongside ICL players
  • News break on England’s cricket team returning for Test matches with the revised schedule
  • Reported from India’s first historic ODI series win in Sri Lanka
  • Reported the end of an era with Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble’s retirement
  • Reported Sachin Tendulkar raising the bar in the tense chase in the Chennai Test
  • Exclusive news break on Rahul Dravid meeting chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth to discuss his future

May 2005-May 2008
The Times of India, Mumbai

As Principal Correspondent and then as Special Correspondent from August 2007 reported extensively on cricket at home and abroad. Worked extensively on the desk, helped in planning and executing ideas. Also involved with editing, selection of stories and designing pages for the Mumbai edition as well as at a national level.

    Stories worked on:
  • Tracked the appointment of Greg Chappell as Indian cricket team coach
  • Regular news breaks on the workings within the BCCI
  • Exclusive front page stories on the fallout of the Greg Chappell-Sourav Ganguly spat
  • Reported India’s Test series win in West Indies with several exclusive interviews including MS Dhoni
  • Tracked India’s downfall and shock exit from the 2007 Cricket World Cup
  • Exclusive news break on the end of Rahul Dravid’s one-day international career
  • News break on physio John Gloster’s fitness report on India’s team following Australia’s tour in 2008

January 2004-May 2005
The Indian Express, Mumbai

Transferred to the Mumbai sports desk as Senior Reporter (Cricket) marking a new chapter in my career. Job entailed tracking cricket at all levels with the BCCI and with regards to the Indian team as well as at the domestic levels. Also worked on the desk putting together and designing pages apart from editing stories.

    Stories worked on:
  • Extensively reported on India’s historic Pakistan tour in 2004 capturing the mood within the team
  • Broke the news on India-Pakistan’s domestic champions playing annually for the first time ever
  • News break on Sourav Ganguly and Irfan Pathan being warned over breach of ICC contract
  • News break on India’s attempt to emulate Lance Armstrong during Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2004
  • Herschelle Gibbs’ father pleading for clemency for his son in exchange for no police hearing
  • Travelled to Bangladesh and reported on Sachin Tendulkar’s record equalling 34th Test hundred
  • Reported on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s landmark innings of 148 against Pakistan which launched his career

April 2001-January 2004
The Indian Express, Pune

Sub-editor and reporter. Helped putting together special for 2002 FIFA World Cup. Headed the team that put together a coffee table book on the 2003 Cricket World Cup and also edited the special edition

    Stories worked on:
  • First Indian origin cricketer to play for Australia
  • News breaks like the controversial resignation of BCCI pitches committee chairman
  • News break on Sourav Ganguly and Irfan Pathan being warned over breach of ICC contract
  • Features and interviews during Indian cricket team’s training camp in 2003
  • Interviewed Sania Mirza after her junior Wimbledon doubles win
  • Reported on ITF tennis tournaments, GM chess tournament

Nov - Dec 2000
The Indian Express, Mumbai

Reporting and desk responsibilities. Edited copy, designed and madesports pages of the Mumbai edition.

    Stories worked on:
  • Covered domestic cricket extensively
  • The fallout of the match-fixing saga and ban on Indian cricketers
  • Local hockey tournament and ITF tennis event

Oct-Nov 2000
Zee News, Mumbai

Reported extensively on sports and general news. Gained hands on experience of working at a television news station.

    Stories worked on:
  • Tracked candidates for cricket coach’s job for the Indian team
  • Appointment of John Wright as India’s first foreign coach
  • Asian table tennis tournament

July 1998-June 2000
The Times of India publications

Contributed regularly for various supplements of The Times of India in Mumbai •Profiles, interviews and features of city events . Profiles, interviews and features of city events.


May 2000
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)--Mumbai University

VG Vaze College Mulund

March 2002
Masters in Mass Communication--Pune

Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication