ABC1 will air Cricket: Women’s T20: Australia Vs England live AEDT next month from Canberra, but it will be delayed in states not on AEDT.
Hosting the coverage will be ABC TV Sports presenter Stephanie Brantz, joined by three special guests – long time cricket tragics, Julian Morrow and Chas Licciardello, and ABC3 children’s presenter Amberley Lobo.
Cricket returns to ABC TV when Australia’s Southern Stars women’s cricket team battle the old enemy, England, in the deciding three games of the Women’s International T20 series – LIVE AEDT from Canberra on January 16th, 17th and 18th on ABC1.
Capturing all the colour and excitement of the 20-over-a-side matches will be a vibrant team of ABC TV commentators including ABC Grandstand commentator Quinton Hull, and iconic cricket broadcaster, Jim Maxwell.
Stephanie says Chas and Julian will bring their own inimitable analysis to the telecasts.
“I’m looking forward to Chas and Julian entertaining and even educating a new generation of cricket lovers,” she says. “They have years of backyard Ashes games and couch potato viewing experiences to call upon.”
ABC 3’s Amberley Lobo will also impart her own insightful thoughts on each day’s play while making sense of the multitude of information about the game and its participants.
Amberley devours cricket and lists Glen McGrath as her most inspirational cricketer – especially when she’s marking out a 33-pace run-up during her many games of backyard cricket.
Amberley will be spending her time on both sides of the boundary fence soliciting the views and opinions of the players and fans – especially the younger spectators – during breaks in play.
It airs 12pm Sunday January 16th on ABC1.