Reinstate me as IPL commentator, will work as per guidelines, Sanjay Manjrekar tells BCCI

Last year, Manjrekar was severely criticised for calling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as a 'bits and pieces cricketer' during the 2019 World Cup.

Published: 01st August 2020 04:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2020 04:47 PM   |  A+A-

Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar (File | AFP)


NeEW DELHI: Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar has sent an email to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asking the body to reinstate him as a commentator for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The IPL is slated to be played from September 19 to November 8 this year.

In the mail written by Manjrekar, he has said that he is willing to work as per the guidelines issued by the BCCI.

"I will be happy to work as per the guidelines laid by you. After all, we are working on what is essentially your production," Manjrekar wrote in his letter.

In March this year, Manjrekar was let go as a commentator by the BCCI.

Last year, Manjrekar was severely criticised for calling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as a "bits and pieces cricketer" during the 2019 World Cup.

Jadeja also went on to say that Manjrekar was suffering from verbal-diarrhoea.

This was not the end of Manjrekar's troubles, as he then had an on-air spat with another commentator Harsha Bhogle.

During India's inaugural day-night Test against Bangladesh, Manjrekar went on to say that Bhogle does not have enough knowledge about the pink-ball as he has never played professional cricket.

However, Manjrekar apologised on both occasions.

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