Not just Harsha Bhogle! List of commentators that have been treated similarly by BCCI

Similar instances like this have occurred in the recent past.

Not just Harsha Bhogle! List of commentators that have been treated similarly by BCCI

New Delhi: Harsha Bhogle's ouster from the Indian Premier League commentary box came as a surprise to most cricket lovers.

While there is no clarity over why the BCCI took such a stand, a complaint from senior players with regards to Bhogle's views on air appears to have triggered it.

Many believe the Indian board operates in an autocratic manner and is thin-skinned when it comes to facing criticism.

According to a report on NDTV, this is not the first time the BCCI has taken a commentator off air.

Similar instances like this have occurred in the recent past.

Arun Lal: In 2012, he was dropped from the commentary team for allegedly working with the Bangladesh Premier League as a commentator.

Sanjay Manjrekar: In 2013, he was ousted from India-Australia series' commentary panel for allegedly criticising BCCI president N. Srinivasan and IPL boss Sundar Raman on a webcast. This despite Manjrekar having a contract with the host broadcaster.

Danny Morrison and HD Ackerman: In 2013, the duo was removed from IPL commentary after labeling Virat Kohli as India's captain-in-waiting. This was at a time when MS Dhoni was facing the heat with regards to his captaincy, especially in Test cricket.

Ian Chappell: In 2013, the Aussie refused to commentate on the India-Australia series as his contract did not permit him to discuss team selection, DRS or administrative matters.

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