IPL 2018: Veteran commentator set for three week stint this season

IPL 2018: Veteran commentator set for three week stint this season

Apart from him, there are four other English commentators in IPL's 25-member commentary team.

David 'Bumble' Lloyd
David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd performs. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced the list of commentators for the upcoming marquee event of the Indian calendar. The 2018 edition of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway on April 7. Interestingly, there are three former English captains in the list. In addition to these two, another Englishman, David Lloyd, is set for a short stint in the tournament this year.

David Lloyd, who is fondly known as ‘Bumble’ among his fans, is one of the most popular commentators in the modern day cricket. He is renowned for his unique style of commentary that gives a very British touch. Recently, he revealed his participation duration in the IPL on the social media. A fan asked him about his tenure in the comm box in the IPL this year. Answering the question, David Lloyd tweeted, “Three Weeks.”

Apart from him, the other three English commentators in IPL’s 25-member commentary team released by the BCCI are Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen, and Nasser Hussain. Also, former England Women cricketer Isa Guha will be a part of the team of commentators. Guha has been participating in the IPL as the commentator for quite some time now.

80 commentators on-board

The main list of commentators features 25 commentators. Only 8 of these are Indians. This includes the usual names of Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Murali Kartik, and L Sivaramakrishnan. A new addition to the list is Rohan Gavaskar. Also, the commentary in the IPL 2018 will be done in six languages and a cumulative total of almost 80 commentators have been signed for the same.

Certainly, the BCCI is leaving no stone unturned in making the IPL 2018 a grand hit. The season is expected to be a bigger and better affair than the previous editions. One big name missing from the commentary panel is Ravi Shastri, the current India head coach. This will be the first time when Shastri will not be in the comm box in the IPL.

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