BCCI Drops Sanjay Manjrekar From IPL 2020 Commentary Panel

Published 03/14/2020, 2:54 AM EDT


Sanjay Manjrekar, the renowned cricketer turned broadcaster is not going to be a part of the commentary panel of IPL 2020.

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Sanjay Manjrekar was not seen at Dharamsala

He has been present in every commentary box for India’s home matches. However, he was not present for the match between India and South Africa at Dharamsala. Other members of the BCCI commentators panel such as Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sunil Gavaskar, and Murali Kartik were present at the venue.

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As of now, there is no clarity on why Sanjay Manjrekar is not present at the venue, however, speculations are already making rounds. The notion is that the BCCI is currently not happy with his work. Whether Manjrekar will definitely be a part of the panel or not still needs confirmation.

“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.”  This is the statement a source provides about the situation with Sanjay Manjrekar.

The time when Manjrekar became famous on social media

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Previously on two occasions Sanjay Manjrekar became famous on social media. The first time refers to the incident when he uses the term “bits and pieces cricketer” to indicate Ravindra Jadeja. The second time that he did rounds of social media is when he raised questions about a fellow commentator. He questioned the credentials of Harsha Bhogle. Now, even though he did issue apologies for both incidents, the internet never forgets.

In the recent past, Jadeja shows a brilliant effort in stopping a ball and dismissing a wicket. At that point, Sanjay Manjrekar praises his determination and efforts. However, Twitter users decide to bring up the past event to mock his admiration for the player.

Whether Manjrekar will be a part of coming matches or not, only time can tell. As of now, all cricket events in India are suspended following the Coronavirus threat.

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