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Geoffrey Boycott leaves BBC's commentary team over Covid-19 threat
Image Credit: Geoffrey Boycott Twitter

Geoffrey Boycott leaves BBC's commentary team over Covid-19 threat

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Jun 2020, 03:32 pm

London/IBNS: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has announced the end of his association with BBC's Test Match Special Commentary team over the Covid-19 threat.

Boycott took to Twitter to say his contract with BBC ended last summer and he does not want to continue his job amid the Covid surge.

He quit just a month before a home series against West Indies. The contest will resume international cricket.

He tweeted, "I would like to thank @bbctms @BBCSport for a wonderful 14 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and just love cricket with a passion. I also wish to thank all those that have said how much they have enjoyed my commentary and for those that haven’t- too bad."

"My contract with BBC finished end of last summer. I would loved to continue but need to be realistic & honest with myself. Covid -19 has made the decision for both of us."

Boycott, who had a "quadruple heart by-pass", said he would not at the age of 79 do the commentary in a bio secure area where the matches will be played.

He tweeted, "Recently I had a quadruple heart by-pass and at 79 am the wrong age to be commentating in a bio secure area trapped all day in confined spaces with the same people- even if some of those commentators I regard as friends and others I admire."

(Image Credit: Geoffrey Boycott Twitter)

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