about

Wisden India believes that there's still a place for intelligent writing. Ours is a combination of reportage and analysis, concise and hard-hitting. But fine writing is but one part of the package. We are excited by new media, and will be using it extensively, driven by Wisden's brand values. There will also be engagement with fans over social-networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter - including blogs, polls and fan votes on various elements of the digital offering.

The Wisden India Almanack will be the definitive reference point for all Indian cricket-lovers, while the Wisden India Awards and Hall of Fame will showcase the country's rich cricket heritage.

At Wisden India, we intend to listen to the fans because we believe that they matter. Wisden India will give them a space to express their views and concerns. Independence has always been the hallmark of the Wisden imprint and that will not change. We will stand up for what we feel is right, but we will not push the agendas of those with vested interests. Wisden India will be true to the game, to its players and the fans whose support makes all of this possible.

board of directors

anand s krishnan
chairman

Anand Krishnan is the executive chairman of Fidelis World and chairman of Wisden India. He has 30 years of experience in the finance industry, in both investment banking and private equity. He was most recently the CEO of

ramesh ramakrishnan
director

Ramesh S Ramakrishnan is the chairman of Transworld Group of Companies. He has steadily expanded its activities since taking over from his father in 1989. The group has extensive operations across Asia and the Middle East, with offices in 28 worldwide locations and a 1000-strong workforce. Transworld’s activities encompass shipping agencies, ship management, freight forwarding, logistics, marine and container repairs, container storage, inland transportation and international trading. Ramesh's love for culture and the arts prompted him to organise events that showcase seasoned performers, as well as upcoming talents in Indian music. He is a philanthropist who supports many charitable trusts and worthy causes.

richard charkin
director

He is responsible for Bloomsbury's adult publishing activities in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and Germany. Richard was CEO of Macmillan Publishers worldwide and Chairman of Macmillan India. He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge; was a Supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford; and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Richard is also Chairman of John Wisden and Company, and will chair Wisden India's Editorial Board.

ravindra krishnappa
director

Ravindra is on the technology board of Wisden India. Outside of this venture, he is a full time active angel with investments in over 10 startups. His first entrepreneurship journey was an ERP & Business consulting company that was acquired by Oracle in 1996. In 2003, Ravi left Oracle as its executive director to return to the startup eco-system to establish Erasmic, one of India's earliest business Incubators. Between 2004-2010 he was part of the founding team in a company called Inatech that was sold to a publicly listed entity. Since 2010, he has been working to develop the Entrepreneurial eco-system, particularly in incubating ideas and working with early stage startups and their founders as a CEO coach. He is an active member at IAN and a charter member with TiE. He is also a trustee at several NGOs working on causes ranging from education to public transparency.

navneet sharma
director

Navneet is a 20 year veteran of the sports industry, having had key leadership roles with companies such as IMG, Total Sports Asia, and World Sport Nimbus. Navneet has rich operational experience and deep relationships in the global sports and media industries, with particular expertise in the Indian and pan-Asian markets. He has been part of some of the largest scale sport and entertainment properties such as ICC Cricket World Cup, WWE wrestling, World Military Games, and the US Open among others and his areas of expertise extend to acquisitions, rights and sponsorship management, turnkey event management and celebrity/athlete management and representation.

editorial board

richard charkin
chairman

He is responsible for Bloomsbury's adult publishing activities in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and Germany. Richard was CEO of Macmillan Publishers worldwide and Chairman of Macmillan India. He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge; was a Supernumerary Fellow of Green College, Oxford; and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Richard is also Chairman of John Wisden and Company, and will chair Wisden India's Editorial Board.

sourav ganguly
president

Regarded as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team, Sourav brings an enormous amount of in-depth cricket knowledge and leadership style to Wisden India. An aggressive captain, he is credited with having nurtured the careers of many young players who played under him, and transforming the Indian team into an aggressive fighting unit. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, in 2004.

dileep premachandran
 

Dileep was recently the Associate Editor at ESPN Cricinfo and is a contributor to publications around the world, including The Guardian in England and The National in the United Arab Emirates. Dileep started his journalistic career at the Free Press Journal in Mumbai, writing on sport and politics before Gentleman gave him a column called Replay. A move to MyIndia.com followed, where he teamed up with Sambit Bal, and he arrived at ESPN Cricinfo after having also worked for Cricket Talk and total-cricket.com.

charlotte atyeo
 

She has thirteen years experience in both print and digital publishing, previously in the fields of business and law, including seven years at Sweet & Maxwell of the Thomson Reuters group. She has been at Bloomsbury for five years in the role of Sports Publisher, and has been Publisher of Wisden since Bloomsbury's acquisition of John Wisden & Co in 2008.

rajiv beri
 

Rajiv Beri has been Managing Director of Bloomsbury Publishing India since March 2012. Earlier was Managing Director of Macmillan India from 1995-2011 and was Publishing Director of the company from 1987-1994. Also was the head of Palgrave in India from 1990-94. Till 2008 was MD of both publishing and BPO (publishing services) businesses of Macmillan India with 3500 staff. Took Macmillan India sales from £2.2 million in 1994 to £28 million in 2008.

amit krishnan
 

Amit is the Head of Corporate Affairs and Business Strategy, oversees the strategic orientation, governance, and processes of FidelisWorld and its portfolio companies. Amit was previously Head of Processes at KEF Holdings, a division of Tyco International, and also held roles at JPMorgan Chase in London and a Dubai based NGO. Amit is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the London School of Economics.

anand vasu
 

Anand spent nearly a decade with Cricinfo before becoming the first Chief Cricket Writer of an Indian national daily, with the Hindustan Times newspaper in Delhi. A brief stint as Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated India was followed by his appointment at Wisden, for whom he writes the much anticipated annual India review. Anand's work in cricket has earned him three national awards and he was the only Indian in the jury that selected the Player and Team of the Tournament for the ICC during the 2011 World Cup.

editorial team

dileep premachandran
editor-in-chief

Dileep was recently the Associate Editor at ESPN Cricinfo and is a contributor to publications around the world, including The Guardian in England and The National in the United Arab Emirates. Dileep started his journalistic career at the Free Press Journal in Mumbai, writing on sport and politics before Gentleman gave him a column called Replay. A move to MyIndia.com followed, where he teamed up with Sambit Bal, and he arrived at ESPN Cricinfo after having also worked for Cricket Talk and total-cricket.com.

anand vasu
managing editor

Anand spent nearly a decade with Cricinfo before becoming the first Chief Cricket Writer of an Indian national daily, with the Hindustan Times newspaper in Delhi. A brief stint as Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated India was followed by his appointment at Wisden, for whom he writes the much anticipated annual India review. Anand's work in cricket has earned him three national awards and he was the only Indian in the jury that selected the Player and Team of the Tournament for the ICC during the 2011 World Cup.

suresh menon
editor cricketers' almanack

Widely regarded as the most literary of India's cricket writers. A Bangalore University topper in economics and political science, Suresh began his career with Deccan Herald before moving to Indian Express, Chennai. He was still in his 20s when he became Sports Editor of The Pioneer and then Sports Editor of the undivided Indian Express in New Delhi. In 2000, responding to a call from the New Indian Express in Chennai he took over as Editor, and launched the New Sunday Express. After quitting in 2002, he launched a newspaper in Bangalore which became the state's highest-selling, and was bought over by the Times of India group.

r kaushik
deputy editor

Kaushik has spent more than 20 years following the Indian team. He started his life in journalism with the Newstime daily in Hyderabad before moving to Deccan Herald in Bangalore in 1998. He has covered five World Cups and more than 100 Test matches, and is one of the few journalists to have been privileged to see an Indian win in all 10 Test playing countries.

shamya dasgupta
senior editor

Shamya has done the rounds of pretty much every medium that journalism has to offer: the web, newspapers, radio, magazines and, for the last seven years, news television. Among other places, he has worked with Encyclopaedia Britannica, Tehelka, ESPN, The Indian Express and TV Today. His last engagement was as Editor - Sports with television channel NewsX. His book - Bhiwani Junction: The Untold Story of Boxing in India - was published in 2012.

saurabh somani
assistant editor

Saurabh started out as a management graduate working for multi-national banks, but switched careers mid-way to cricket. He started his cricket writing career with Cricbuzz in early 2009. He was the first person to join Cricbuzz in an editorial role, and spent 3 years with the company, heading the editorial desk during his stay. His cricketing assignments included following the Indian cricket team during the 2011 World Cup.

tech & media

ravindra krishnappa
executive director

Ravindra is on the technology board of Wisden India. Outside of this venture, he is a full time active angel with investments in over 10 startups. His first entrepreneurship journey was an ERP & Business consulting company that was acquired by Oracle in 1996. In 2003, Ravi left Oracle as its executive director to return to the startup eco-system to establish Erasmic, one of India's earliest business Incubators. Between 2004-2010 he was part of the founding team in a company called Inatech that was sold to a publicly listed entity. Since 2010, he has been working to develop the Entrepreneurial eco-system, particularly in incubating ideas and working with early stage startups and their founders as a CEO coach. He is an active member at IAN and a charter member with TiE. He is also a trustee at several NGOs working on causes ranging from education to public transparency.

joy bhattacharjya
media director

Joy is also the Team Director of Kolkata Knight Riders where he helps with team design, represents them in the media and oversees their marketing and web content. He was the head of programming for both the History Channel and National Geographic channel for South Asia, and was ESPN Star Sports' first Indian Head of Production. Within the media realm, his specialty areas have been sport, game and quiz shows, and documentaries/reality shows.