‘I will stick to the guidelines laid out by you’, this is what Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has communicated to the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) Apex Council. According to a report in TOI, Manjrekar has written an email to BCCI requesting them to include him in the IPL 2020 commentary panel. The IPL 2020 is all set to start from Sep19th to November and former India batsman wants his name to be included in the commentary panel.
Former India batsman-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, was removed by the BCCI from its commentary panel in March this year just before the India-South Africa ODI series which was cancelled mid-way due to Covid-19. As reported earlier by InsideSport in the month of March, Manjrekar was sacked from the BCCI commentary panel after a few players in Team India complained to the Board about his controversial “bits and pieces” comment on all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during the Workld Cup in England last year.
As reported by PTI few weeks back, the IPL broadcaster is currently exploring the feasibility of the idea of introducing “virtual commentary” for the IPL 2020. Recently for 3T Cricket game in South Africa also commentary was done virtually by Irfan Pathan from his Baroda home, Deep Dasgupta from Kolkata and Sanjay Manjrekar from his Mumbai residence.