The LifeStyle Channel will launch Matthew Hayden’s Home Ground in June.
The six-part one-hour series follows profiles the cricketer in retirement, his family, love of the outdoors and food. In each episode, Hayden creates a range of dishes including Sri Lankan Dhal and Tandoori Chicken and Lamb on the barbie and even his Mum Moya’s Chocolate Macadamia Pudding. Along with his family the series will feature horticulturist Nicole Moon.
“After years of cricket, touring, training and team-work, I’ve decided to focus on some of my other passions and dedicate some time and energy to my little corner of the world,” said Matthew Hayden. “The farmer in me wants to reconnect with the land, the cook wants to grow his own veggies and the dad wants his kids to know where their food comes from. Like a lot of people, I just want to do things a little bit better.”
Nicole Sheffield, General Manager, LifeStyle Channels said, “The LifeStyle Channel is uniquely Australian. Every program is selected or created for an Australian audience to help them enjoy their favourite thing, their lifestyle.
“Matthew Hayden is passionate about his lifestyle and adding this Aussie legend and his change of life to our line-up is a perfect match. Matthew’s Home Ground journey goes to the heart of what we value most about our lifestyle – our home, our family and our food.”
Hayden has two cookbooks published.
It begins on Sunday June 6 at 6:30pm.