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McMillan stays commentator despite BCCI warning

McMillan stays commentator despite BCCI warning

Sky TV shunned the BCCI's warning and kept Craig McMillan as commentator for the Test series.

Napier: In a snub to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sky TV has again pencilled in former New Zealand and Indian Cricket League player Craig McMillan in their commentary team for Thursday’s second Test at McLean Park here.

BCCI has shunned all contacts with the rebel league and earlier in this tour had even pulled out Sachin Tendulkar and Dinesh Karthik from a Masters Twenty20 match in Wellington because former ICL cricketer Hamish Marshall was playing for one team.

McMillan’s inclusion in the commentary team - he led Kolkata Tigers in the ICL - had been a bone of content_cnion with the BCCI and Sony Entertainment Television, the broadcasting partner of New Zealand Cricket that beams the matches to India.

However, Sky TV refused to accept BCCI’s terms and the Dominion Post on Wednesday quoted Sky’s acting executive producer for cricket, James Cameron, as saying that McMillan would be involved as a commentator.

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Cameron also said he did not believe Sky should be “dictated to" in relation to the make-up of their commentary team.

first published:March 26, 2009, 02:28 IST