Foxtel today revealed Australia’s most successful bowler, Shane Warne, has joined their revolutionary cricket commentary team.
The celebrated leg-spinner, who played 145 Tests and 194 ODI’s for Australia, taking a total of 1001 wickets, will help lead Foxtel’s new dedicated 24/7 cricket channel, FOX Cricket.
He joins the most impressive team of cricket commentators ever assembled in Australia. Recent signings and Aussie greats, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh, Mike Hussey and Mel Jones, former England stars, Michael Vaughan and Isa Guha, will join Allan Border and Brendon Julian to lead FOX Cricket’s ground-breaking coverage.
Warne said he was blown away with the team that FOX SPORTS has built and can’t wait to be part of what’s an exciting time for cricket in Australia.
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the amazing team that FOX SPORTS has put together. It’s a significant time for Australian cricket, and to have a team like this covering the game is really important. To be part of it, and what lies ahead, is something I’m really excited about.
“For fans to have their own cricket channel, backed by a great team FOX has built, is going to revolutionise coverage in Australia. It’s an exciting time for the game."
Starting this summer, every ball of every over LIVE of elite men’s and women’s cricket, will be shown on FOX SPORTS following its landmark six-year partnership. Launching later this year, FOX Cricket will become the home of cricket as Australia’s first and only dedicated cricket channel.
Foxtel and FOX SPORTS CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “We promised to build the most formidable cricket commentary team in Australia, and we have done that.
“Warnie is the perfect person to help lead the biggest cricket shake-up in history. An incredible player and now one of the most popular commentators in the game. A straight shooter, with an astute cricket mind who says it how he sees it.
“We are building a remarkable team, on and off the camera, to drive our cricket coverage revolution. This is just the start.”
FOX SPORTS’ Head of Television, Steve Crawley, said: “Warnie is unique, one of a kind – the great showman of world cricket who can waltz into the commentary box and give insights no one else can. He adds to a brilliant team at FOX Cricket.”
FOX SPORTS will deliver fans the biggest summer of cricket ever. All men’s Test matches, One-Day and T20 Internationals, plus every game of the Big Bash League will be shown LIVE and available to stream.
Women’s cricket will receive unprecedented coverage with Women’s Internationals and 23 WBBL games are delivered to cricket fans LIVE.
FOX SPORTS will broadcast the Prime Minister’s XI for the first time, plus fans can watch the Governor-General’s XI LIVE.
The JLT Sheffield Shield Final returns to TV and FOX SPORTS will show 13 JLT One-Day Cup matches along with the annual Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark Award.
FOX SPORTS’ cricket coverage will include Australia’s Test and ODI Series against Pakistan beginning October in the UAE.
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