Indian Premier League 2016: Harsha Bhogle's Commentary Contract Terminated by BCCI

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Harsha Bhogle’s commentary contract for the Indian Premier League has been terminated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

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Harsha Bhogle, a prominent face in Indian Television cricket commentary, will not be on duty for the 2016 Indian Premier League after the Board of Control for Cricket in India terminated his commentary contract. (World T20: When Mahendra Singh Dhoni Lost His Cool)

Bhogle, who has been commentating on Indian cricket since the early 90s, was a regular in the Indian Premier League right from the start of the tournament. He confirmed his non-availability on his Twitter handle

According to media reports, it is believed that the BCCI arrived at the decision after taking feedback from players.

The move comes at a time when there has been criticism from some quarters regarding the quality of commentary during the recently concluded World T20 in India.

During the World T20, there were some interesting tweets during the match between India and Bangladesh in Bangalore on March 23. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan had expressed his displeasure and it was shared by Indian limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his timeline.

The IPL started off on Saturday with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Dhoni’s new team, Rising Pune Supergiants. Pune emphatically won the match by nine wickets.


Source: NDTV

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