Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar left out of BCCI’s commentary panel

Ruben Hill
March 15, 2020

The former India batsman is one of the most experienced and popular commentators in the game right now but the Indian cricket was reportedly not happy with his work and thus made a decision to drop him.

Manjrekar's sacking from the BCCI panel means he will not feature in this year's IPL as well, which is now suspended till April 15 due to coronavirus threat.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Manjrekar was also not present in Dharamsala for the first One-Day International between India and South Africa on Thursday. At this stage, it is not on top of our minds.

The Indian Premier League, which was supposed to start on 29 March, has also been suspended for a couple of weeks till 15 April. This news came after Mumbai Mirror reported that the board was not happy with the former Mumbai captain's work behind the mic and also because of a couple of controversies that happened a year ago.

CSK have bought up the infamous comment to describe Manjrekar's own commentary in a twist of fate. But Indian cricket fans who were not really impressed with Manjrekar's taunts and indecent commentary were happy that he's been dropped.

The ongoing India versus South Africa, three-match ODI series has been called off amid coronavirus pandemic.

The source would not explain who "they" are, but it is unlikely that the BCCI office-bearers would be unaware. The former India batsman was part of the commentary panel for the last three World Cups and nearly all ICC events since bringing down curtains on his illustrious career.

Manjrekar had an eventful time in 2019, when he got into a controversy for having called all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja a bits-and-pieces player.

"Need not hear the audio feed in bits and pieces anymore". So mostly being unprofessional and to an extent indecent as well. "First thing that I did was apologise to the producers because I was wrong", he had told Cricinfo later.

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