Sanjay Manjrekar wants to be a part of commentary panel for IPL 2020
“I will abide by the guidelines set by you,” this is what former India hitter Sanjay Manjrekar has communicated to the Apex Council of the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) and requested to be part of Commentary Panel for IPL 2020. According to a report in TOI, Manjrekar has written an email to BCCI requesting them to include it in the IPL 2020 comment panel. IPL 2020 is set to start from September 19 to November and the former Indian hitter wants his name is included in the comment pane.
The report claims they have a copy of the email in their possession and it is Manjrekar’s second attempt to make peace with BCCI after a dispute during the 2019 World Cup.
“Respected members of the Apex Council, I hope everyone stays well. You’ve already received the email I sent you to explain my position as a commentator. With the IPL dates announced, bcci.tv will choose its comment panel soon. “I will be happy to work according to the guidelines established by you.
After all, we are working on what is essentially your production. The last time maybe that there was not enough clarity on this topic. Thank you very much, Greetings “ Manjrekar has written to BCCI according to the report.
Former India commentator-turned-hitter Sanjay Manjrekar was removed by BCCI from his comment panel in March of this year, just before the ODI India-South Africa series that was cancelled midway due to Covid-19. As previously reported by InsideSport in March, Manjrekar was fired from the BCCI comment panel after some Team India players complained to the Board about their controversy. “Bits” comment on the off-road Ravindra Jadeja during the World Cup in England last year.
As reported by PTI a few weeks ago, the IPL broadcaster is currently exploring the feasibility of introducing “virtual feedback” for the IPL 2020. Recently, for the 3T Cricket game in South Africa, the comment was made virtually by Irfan Pathan from his home in Baroda. , Deep Dasgupta from Kolkata and Sanjay Manjrekar from their Mumbai residence.
But according to a report, Sunil Gavaskar is slated to travel to the United Arab Emirates for his television comments, the IPL. It was speculated that the station could ask Gavaskar, now 71, to make “Virtually Comment” on Mumbai. But Sunny Bhai, as he is lovingly called by the cricket fraternity, will travel to the UAE to receive comments on IPL 2020.