Ravi Shastri criticised BCCI for keeping him away from commentary for 5 years

New Delhi: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri is all set to make a comeback behind the microphone after more than five years. Before becoming the head coach of Team India in 2017, the former India all-rounder had an illustrious career as a television broadcaster and has been known not only in India but around the world. This work was considered one of the best.

From the 2007 World T20 final against Pakistan to the one-day World Cup summit clash against Sri Lanka in 2011, Shastri was behind the microphone when the Men in Blue dealt the final blow to the opposition. Became world champion.

“…in the air, Sreesanth takes it” or “…Dhoni finishes in style”, these two sentences are still fresh in the mind of every Indian cricket fan and most of us get goosebumps every time we hear them. give.

His voice was synonymous with Indian cricket for many years but it all stopped when he joined the Indian dressing room. In a matter of days, Shastri’s magical voice will once again resonate in our ears and fans are thrilled about it.

Shastri never intended to stay away from the com box for so many years, but he was forced to do so because of a conflict of interest in the “stupid constitution” of the BCCI.

Ahead of his much-awaited return behind the microphone, the 59-year-old expressed his views on the same during an interaction with the host broadcasters of IPL, Star Sports.

He said, “It is refreshing to be back on TV. For me, IPL is about quality of cricket and it’s exciting to be back behind the mic to see it up close. ,

The former India all-rounder then explained the reason why he had to stay away from commentary gigs in the last five years.
“A nerd could not do commentary for five years because of the conflict of interest clause in the Constitution,” he explained.

The new BCCI constitution, drawn up on recommendations made by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha panel, bars all individuals from holding two or more roles at the same time within the purview of the BCCI.

This is the reason why Shastri could not sign up for any commentary assignment despite having a lot of free time during the IPL. The reason it came under the conflict of interest clause was that unlike other countries, the names of commentators in India are finalized by the BCCI itself.

Along with Shastri, another high-profile name that will be seen lending his voice in IPL 2022 matches is Suresh Raina, the former CSK cricketer.

(with agency input)