Sport Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting signs commentary deal with Channel Seven

09:15  11 may  2018
09:15  11 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Australian TV network Channel Ten has scored a major coup in its cricket war with new rivals Nine by signing former captain Ricky Ponting as a marquee commentator for the domestic Big Bash series this summer.

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Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting will become the face of Channel Seven's new cricket broadcast deal after signing a lucrative deal with the television network.

Ponting will go head-to-head with former Australian teammate Adam Gilchrist who recently signed with Fox Sports after the pair previously featured in Channel Ten's Big Bash League coverage.

The 43-year-old who signed a multi-million dollar deal with the network was in line for the Australian cricket coaching job before Cricket Australia decided to go with Justin Langer for the role.

The moves comes after Seven and Fox Sports partnered up in a joint $1.2 billion broadcasting deal to take the cricket broadcast rights off Channel Nine and Channel Ten.

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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has agreed a two-month deal to join Surrey this summer, the club have confirmed. Ponting , who retired from international cricket in December, will be available in all formats in June and July.

3 Ricky Ponting . Best pull shot I've ever seen. A superbly talented young cricketer , who went on to greatness. A truly great captain , with the highest respect from his 43 Brett Lee Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and film actor. He is a former Channel Nine Commentator.

Fox Sports will now cover all international games for both the men and women.

Channel Seven will also broadcast the men's Test series and the women's internationals.

Both networks will cover the BBL and WBBL competitions.

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Australian cricket still needs Ricky Ponting .Source:Getty Images. Fans sat back during the festive period and were treated to the former Australian captain ’s expert commentary for Channel 10 during the Big Bash.

Mickey Arthurwas sacked, with Justin Langer considered a frontrunner as his replacement although Ricky Ponting will also be in the mix. Former Australian coach John Buchanan, who led the team from 1999 to 2007, said Smith must resign as captain and urged cricket chiefs to be fully transparent

The announcement also comes up after Cricket Australia officially revealed India and Sri Lanka will tour for a four-Test and two-Test series respectively.

While the men from the sub-continent and South Africa will play limited over series against the hosts.

The Southern Stars will also host New Zealand in both an ODI and T20 series.

It's fair to say the summer of cricket will have a different feel around it with the iconic Wide World of Sports coverage now gone.

So, who will we turn to, to take us into this new era, Gilly or Punter?

The women's T20 series will begin on September 29, while the men will kick-off their Summer in the same fashion against India on November 21.

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