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Praveen Swami, Gaurav Kalra join Network 18 at senior positions

Praveen Swami, Gaurav Kalra join Network 18 at senior positions

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MUMBAI: Network 18 recently announced the appointment of Praveen Swami as a group consulting editor and Gaurav Kalra as a networksports editor. On his role, Swami will work across platforms, writing in digital and appearing as a resident commentator on TV and Kalra will look after the coverage across brands and platforms and also oversee the task of positioning and expanding CricketNext.com as the foremost hub for cricket enthusiasts.

Prior to Network 18 Swami worked with Indian Express were he was the strategic affairs editor and produced both reportage and analytical commentary on a range of stories related to regional security and geo-strategies. Swami has also worked with The Hindu were he wasresident editor and strategic affairs editor. He is an acclaimed writer having authored two books - An Informal War: India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad in Jammu and Kashmir and The Kargil War.

Kalra was at ESPNCricinfo as a senior editor. He was also the sports editor at CNN-IBN from 2005 and 2013. He started his career in 1997 with the UK based sports production company Trans World International.

Commenting on his new role Kalra said, “I am looking forward to my second stint at Network18. CricketNext.com has already established a strong presence among the cricket audience and I look forward to leading the effort to expand the scale and scope of the coverage on the platform.”

Kalra is a TV veteran and an accomplished writer. His columns have featured on various platforms including the Economic Times and Quint.

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