Former India batsman and now a famend broadcaster Sanjay Manjrekar has been reportedly dropped from the commentary panel of BCCI. Manjrekar, who has been an everyday function in the commentary field throughout India’s dwelling matches for the previous couple of years or so, may not be included in IPL 2020 too, which is now slated to start from April 15, as an alternative of March 29 due to the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus.
Manjrekar was not current in Dharamsala in the course of the first ODI between India and South Africa, which was washed out with out a ball being bowled on Thursday. Other BCCI panel commentators Sunil Gavaskar, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, and Murali Kartik have been, nonetheless, current on the venue, reported the Mumbai Mirror.
While there was no readability on the explanation behind leaving Manjrekar out, the report added that the authorities have been not completely satisfied together with his work.
“Maybe he will be left out from the IPL panel too. At this stage, it is not on top of our minds. But the fact is they are not happy with his work,” A supply was quoted as saying by Mirror.
Manjrekar had discovered himself in the center of a social media storm not as soon as however twice final yr when he first referred to as Ravindra Jadeja a ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer after which a number of months later questioned the credentials of fellow commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Manjrekar, nonetheless, had apologized for each of his feedback in a while.
Meanwhile, the remaining two match of the India vs South Africa ODI sequence has been cancelled as BCCI determined not to danger the security of cricketers, assist employees, broadcasters and everybody concerned because of the coronavirus risk.
Earlier on Friday, the board had additionally determined to postpone IPL until April 15. Originally the 13th version of IPL slated to start from March 29.