BCCI bats for neutral commentators

BCCI is trying to implement the idea from next IPL season.

Next IPL seasion will see more neutral commentators. (Getty)

The ongoing series against Sri Lanka is a proof and a highlight of the fact that the BCCI is focusing on having neutral commentators on board to cut out partiality from bilateral series. Interestingly, BCCI is the only organization to adhere to such a policy. It is not followed by any other broadcaster. The board has been seeking the services of neutral commentators in all the home series this year.

For the first two Tests against Sri Lanka, Simon Doull and Matthew Hayden were the neutral commentators along with the likes of Sanjay Manjerakar, VVS Laxman, and Russel Arnold in the commentary box.

The ODI series saw former England cricketer Jonathon Trott join the commentary box as a neutral commentator. With India playing South Africa after the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, BCCI also roped in former South African skipper Graeme Smith top join the commentary team roping in his expert comments ahead of the big series.

The BCCI is looking to do the same in IPL as well. With a new decade in IPL starting from its new season BCCI is trying to implement more commentators and use their voice to take IPL to all corners of the world.

By Anshuman Roy - 18 Dec, 2017

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