Sporting News – Indian broadcaster Sony has taken the extraordinary step of removing Fox Cricket commentator Kerry O’Keefe from its coverage of the fourth Test against Australia at the SCG.

Summary

  • Indian broadcaster Sony has taken the extraordinary step of removing Fox Cricket commentator Kerry O’Keefe from its coverage of the fourth Test against Australia at the SCG.
  • The move follows controversial comments O’Keeffe made about India opener Mayank Agarwal during the third Test, for which he apologised on-air and subsequently published an open letter to confirm his contrition.
  • O’Keeffe joked that Agarwal’s unbeaten innings of 304 in India’s domestic competition was made ‘against the Railways canteen staff’, adding the bowling attack was made up of ‘chefs and waiters’.
  • But despite his heartfelt apologies, O’Keeffe’s trademark laugh and insightful analysis won’t be heard by Indian fans throughout the New Year’s Test.
  • Virat Kohli’s men have already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after taking a 2-1 lead in Melbourne and need at least a draw at the SCG to become the first Indian side to win a Test series on Australian soil.


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