SBS has announced its presentation team for the 2009 Ashes Series will include Stuart MacGill as host plus Greg Matthews and Damien Martyn.
MacGill, who also presents Uncorked on Lifestyle Food, returns to SBS after he formed part of the 2005 Ashes on-air team.
The three will provide analysis of the Ashes Test Series and One Day Internationals to be played in the UK from July 2009.
The SBS broadcast will include morning updates, daily highlights and live coverage from 7:30pm (AEST) on SBS1 for each of the five Tests, available in HD.
“SBS was the only Australian free-to-air broadcaster who came to the table back in 2005 to ensure one of the greatest Ashes series ever was broadcast live and free-to-air to Australian audiences,” SBS Managing Director Shaun Brown said.
“Following on from this 2005 success and SBS’s strengthened partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), we renewed our commitment to the UK Ashes tournament by securing the 2009 free-to-air rights. This means every ball, every run and every wicket will be shown live and free-to-air on SBS1.”
The 2009 Ashes Test Series commences on Wednesday 8 July.