Rivalry reunited in BT commentary box
MICHAEL Vaughan and Ricky Ponting will be reunited this winter with the former captains teaming up in the BT Sport commentary box.
BT Sport have the rights to the Ashes and have signed up legends Ponting and Vaughan, who led Australia and England respectively in Ashes series, as well as a number of other star pundits to travel Down Under.
All-time cricketing greats from both England and Australia, including Geoffrey Boycott and Adam Gilchrist will be joined in the commentary box by threetime Ashes winner Graeme Swann and Damien Fleming, who won the Ashes twice with Australia, alongside awardwinning broadcaster and TCP regular Alison Mitchell. The coverage will be presented by Matt Smith.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “This is an action packed and exciting winter for BT Sport with a vast amount of live sport to show, including the biggest event in the cricket calendar, the Ashes.
“Our viewers will enjoy the analysis of both English and Australian cricket legends all of who have played in the Ashes and who will be following events as they unfold in Australia.”
The Women’s Ashes series Down Under will also be shown live by BT Sport, starting on Sunday with three ODIs, the first ever women’s day/night Test at the North Sydney Oval and three T20 matches.