Mumbai - Radio commentary or running commentary has been the staple diet of cricket followers in India for generations. But come 8th December, you will not be able to enjoy test match action on radio as India take on England at the Wankhede stadium
only because BCCI and All India Radio are at loggerheads over audio rights of cricket commentary on radio. This is a classic case of contradictions. While FM radio listening is on the rise, radio commentary is stuck due to the lethargic attitude of the All India radio officials and BCCI. Is this a conspiracy? Has the lure to gulp revenue associated with radio killed radio commentary? Even in this digital age, radio listening has been on the rise, regional commentary was stopped long back, now English & Hindi cricket broadcasts on radio have been systematically pushed under the carpet. With our honourable PM Narendra Modi using the radio to reach out to the masses with his "Mann Ki Baat", Cricket commentary on radio is now a thing of the past and the biggest losers are the people and Cricket.