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Sanjay Manjrekar Writes to BCCI Asking to Be Reinstated as Commentator for IPL 2020

Sanjay Manjrekar has written to the BCCI asking to be reinstated as a commentator for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Cricketnext Staff |July 31, 2020, 2:24 PM IST
Sanjay Manjrekar Writes to BCCI Asking to Be Reinstated as Commentator for IPL 2020

Former India international turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has written to the BCCI asking to be reinstated as a commentator for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Manjrekar had been removed from the commentary panel just before the India-South Africa series earlier this year which was eventually cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Respected members of the Apex Council, hope you all keeping well. You are already in receipt of the email I sent to explain my position as commentator. With the IPL dates announced, bcci.tv will pick its commentary panel soon. I will be happy to work as per the guidelines laid by you. After all, we are working on what is essentially your production. Last time may be there was not enough clarity on this issue. Thanks very much, Regards," Manjrekar wrote in the email according to a report in the Times of India.

At the time, reports suggested that Manjrekar was sacked due to his "bits and pieces" comments on India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

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"We should close this chapter now and forgive Manjrekar. He has already apologised for his comments on Jadeja and sorted it out with the player concerned," a board official told TOI.

"He has promised us that he'll stick to the 'code of conduct' for TV commentators. After all, he's a fine commentator with massive cricketing knowledge."

However, the final call on this issue will be taken by BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

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