Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming join TEN cricket commentary

2013-07-17_0936TEN has added more cricket names to its commentary team in Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming.

They join Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist for the Big Bash League.

TEN CEO Hamish McLennan, said: “Mark and Damien are fantastic additions to our commentary team for the KFC T20 Big Bash League and will be a perfect fit with Ricky and Adam.

“We have assembled a great team. This team will bring a new level of enthusiasm and passion to cricket commentary and will ensure the KFC T20 Big Bash League’s debut on free-to-air television in December is a great success.”

Mark Waugh said: “I am really looking forward to joining my old team mates in the commentary box. The 2013-14 season is gearing up to be a fantastic competition.

“The fact that the KFC T20 Big Bash League is now live and on free-to-air television is a real coup for cricket fans. It’s fantastic to be part of Network TEN at such an exciting time.”

Damien Fleming said: “Network TEN having the rights to broadcast the KFC T20 Big Bash League means a fresh and exciting new era for cricket.

“I am thrilled to be part of an innovative, entertaining and insightful broadcast. Being in the commentary box with my former team mates Ricky, Mark and Adam, will be just like old times.”

TEN’s Big Bash League will be broadcast live from December.

15 Comments:

  1. I think you may find they will still be working for Fox doing the domestic one dayers, Sheffield shield.Flem is on the panel for the Lords test on Fox

  2. This keeps getting better and better. Okay, I don’t have an opinion about Waugh, but Fleming in the ABC Radio Grandstand commentary box is just fantastic. Full marks to whomever at TEN has been responsible for the commentator signings – well done.

  3. As many have already commented, I agree that 9’s commentators are woeful (Richie being the exception), so it’s just a shame that 10 aren’t covering cricket as a whole on FTA.

    I’ve seen Fleming speak at a function and he had the crowd in stitches. He’s a very funny guy and I hope he brings his humour to the commentary box.

  4. TasTVcameraman

    If it is Big Bash I dont care whether or not it is in High Def, anything is better than the old analogue stuff. Now everybody wabntys everything in High Definition.

  5. I was thoroughly entertained by the usual uproar from cricket fans that Channel 10 were a chance to take the full cricket rights from 9 saying “Oh, it’s just not going to be the same”!

    Turns out, the commentary team is probably better than the 9 team… and I reckon a few other aspects of the coverage will be better.

    Did we all forget how well they covered the AFL when they had the game?! Brilliant coverage from them. They just need to be given a chance.

  6. Well I was half right. I thought Ten may have picked up Fleming and Blewett, particularly as Blewett can host. Maybe they’ll use Quartermain to host.

    Should have been an obvious announcement really as Julian, Blewett and Border are anchoring Fox’s Ashes Coverage.

  7. Ten now have a better team than Nine do and Nine have been doing this forever. Sure Richie Benaud is the sound of cricket but he is the only good thing about Nine’s coverage. The rest are idiots.

  8. Great line up of commentators thanks channel 10, have not watched cricket for a long time on 9, very boring, same old thing no variation, but am really looking forward to this summers KFC T20 bash.

  9. @stilsey
    You don’t know that for sure as they probably haven’t released the full broadcast team yet but I will like to see BJ and AJ join TEN

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