MIA, Harsha Bhogle and Gavaskar

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Is Harsha Bhogle not under contract with ESPN Star Sports anymore? He and Gavaskar are absent from the commentary team in Australia. Gavaskar is an expert on NDTV and Harsha on CNN IBN. Harsha in fact is in Australia but not with ESS. Which is quite surprising because both were permanent members of ESS alongwith Ravi Shastri. Anybody know whats going on with these two?
 

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Harsha,Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri dont have a contract with ESPN Star for the last few years ever since IPL Started.Sanjay Manjrekar signed an ESPN Star contract in 2009.Not sure what happened to that either.Wish ESPN Star had given the Channel 9 feed directly.Very boring and dull commentary by ESPN Star this time around.
 


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Bhogle is doing commentary for ABC radio in australia...

Did not know that. Actually even in 1991-92 tour he was doing radio commentry for ABC.

Harsha,Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri dont have a contract with ESPN Star for the last few years ever since IPL Started.
Sanjay Manjrekar signed an ESPN Star contract in 2009.Not sure what happened to that either.
Wish ESPN Star had given the Channel 9 feed directly.Very boring and dull commentary by ESPN Star this time around.

I am aware that they are now freelance. Its just that since 1998 tour Harsha, Ravi and Gavaskar have been regulars on all India tours to Australia. It was a pleasure to listen to them. Kinda missing it this time. And Wasim cant commentate to save his life! He has been a genius bowler but he is an ordinary commentator, maybe due to lack of fluency in English. Also missing Alan Wilkins 'Wilko' this time. He is a fun guy ready with a witty line all the time. Chappell is good as always. Saurav is a pleasant revelation as a commentator. His knowledge of cricket is second to none.

Ravi Shastri is there for commentary? I saw only Ganguly in commentary box for the time I watched the match.


So far I have listened to Ravi Shastri, Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Akram, Tom Moody and Ian Chappell on this tour. On field interviews are done by Dinesh Chopra. Oh that reminds me, where is Gautam Bhimani? Cricket Extra anchor is some Jason de la Pena. Never heard of him.
 

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Saurav is a pleasant revelation as a commentator. His knowledge of cricket is second to none.
 


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Cricket Extra anchor is some Jason de la Pena. Never heard of him.

Im guessing he comes from sportscenter.
 

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Ganguly appears to be lacking in confidence to me..he has a slowish stuttering start each time around..the fluency does improve as the day wears on though..used to like Boycott..but nowadays its rare to find him commentating on India's matches..
 

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Did not know that. Actually even in 1991-92 tour he was doing radio commentry for ABC.




Thats was his first assignment as a cricket commentator...i had this feeling for the past 2 weeks that Bhogle may not do the commentary with ESS as in his twitter he keeps on saying that he is excited to do radio commentary once again with ABC radio...

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Im guessing he comes from sportscenter.

Indeed he comes in sportscenter...