Sourav Ganguly and Sanjay Manjrekar. (TOI Picture) MUMBAI: Former India batsman-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who was eliminated by the BCCI from its commentary panel in March this yr simply earlier than the India-South Africa ODI collection which was ultimately cancelled […]
Sourav Ganguly and Sanjay Manjrekar. (TOI Picture)
MUMBAI: Former India batsman-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who was eliminated by the BCCI from its commentary panel in March this yr simply earlier than the India-South Africa ODI collection which was ultimately cancelled as a result of outbreak of Covid-19, has requested the Board to take him again for the forthcoming version of the IPL in UAE, which can run from September 19 to November 8.
In a brief e-mail (a replica is with TOI) to the Apex Council members of the BCCI (it is his second e-mail on this regard) not too long ago, the previous Mumbai captain has assured the Board mandarins that he would “stick with the rules laid out” by the BCCI.
“Revered members of the Apex Council, hope you all protecting nicely. You’re already in receipt of the e-mail I despatched to clarify my place as commentator. With the IPL dates introduced, bcci.television will decide its commentary panel quickly. “I can be glad to work as per the rules laid by you. In spite of everything, we’re engaged on what is actually your manufacturing. Final time could also be there was not sufficient readability on this subject. Thanks very a lot, Regards,” Manjrekar has written.
TOI tried to contact Manjrekar, however he wasn’t accessible for remark.
In response to sources, Manjrekar was sacked from the BCCI commentary panel after a couple of gamers in Crew India complained to the Board about his controversial “bits and items” touch upon all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja throughout the World Cup in England final yr.
“We must always shut this chapter now and forgive Manjrekar. He has already apologised for his feedback on Jadeja and sorted it out with the participant involved. He has promised us that he’ll stick with the ‘code of conduct’ for TV commentators. In spite of everything, he is a fantastic commentator with huge cricketing data,” mentioned a Board official. The ultimate name on this subject will relaxation with BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.
Gavaskar to journey to UAE for commentary
In the meantime, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar is about to journey to the UAE for his TV commentary duties the IPL. It was being speculated that Gavaskar, now 71, could also be requested by broadcaster to do “nearly commentary” from Mumbai within the gentle of well being dangers posed by Covid-19, however TOI can verify that the opening nice will go to the UAE for commentary within the T20 match.