It’s Only Live Once

by Ishan Kamdar

William “Billy” Barnes takes charge of England for the first time since the retirement of Andy Bird, and England welcomes a red hot Indian limited overs team, fresh off an IPL season. The first of a three-ODI series in a busy English summer of cricket comes from the Home of Cricket, Lords and promises to be cracker. India arrive with a host of global cricketing superstars in Captain Sharma, IPL winning Kumar and swing legend Azer Khan, along with plenty of stardust in their travelling fans. Will Barnes be able to get the best out of legspinner Sonia to take them down? Or will the Indian pedigree in this form of the game be too much of an advantage?

Experience all the action play out using Book Cricket, from the comfort of your armchair across radio, the internet and social media. It’s cricket… and it’s only live once.

Ishan Kamdar

Ishan is a 32-year-old British Indian with a passion for sports. He was born and brought up in North West London, attended school in London, before achieving a MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He then joined his family business and is now the Managing Director of Comline Auto Parts, a family car spare parts business based in the UK and Europe.

Ishan has a passion for all sports and is a regular follower of cricket, golf, rubgy, football and American football. He is a keen golfer, with a single digit handicap and plays regularly at his local club. Outside of sports Ishan has a passion for travelling, exploring the world and socialising with friend and family.

He came up with the idea for a story like “It’s Only Live Once” during the first UK lockdown in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, when most live action sports were suspended. He was interested in developing a story that could excite himself as it played out, whilst also developing a new type of storytelling for his audience, incorporating a modern twist experience through twitter and the internet.

He was married in 2019 to Sejal and together they have a son, Kush, born in November 2020. They currently still reside in North London.

Ishan is active on twitter so please follow him across social media @PigeonCricket.