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More matches for TEN’s Big Bash League

TEN confirms its Big Bash commentators who will call the action on 35 Live games this coming season.

BBL Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Howard, Mel McLaughlin, Damien Fleming, Mark Waugh

Mel McLaughlin, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, Damien Fleming, Mark Howard and Andy Maher will return to commentate TEN’s Big Bash League in 2015 / 2016.

Cricket Australia has confirmed 35 matches played in 39 days, with four double-headers all to be broadcast in prime time, Live and exclusive on TEN or ONE.

Each of the eight clubs will play in four home and four away matches beginning Thursday, December 17, at Spotless Stadium.

The semi-finals will be played on Thursday, January 21, and Friday, January 22, with the highest finishing club to host the Big Final on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

TEN Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “The KFC Big Bash League has been a great success for Network TEN, beating all ratings targets in years one and two.

“To have every match broadcast live around the country was a priority for 2015-16 and we are delighted that we have been able to achieve it. With even more high-profile players joining the competition this year, we are expecting a great summer.

“With every game played in prime time and almost no break between finals, fans can look forward to a jam-packed season. The KFC Big Bash League will undoubtedly be the most entertaining cricket to watch this summer,” he said.

More commentators will be announced over the next few months.

14 Responses

  1. So TEN is promising ‘Live and exclusive on TEN or ONE’ unlike last year when alot of matches were on delay in many markets so as to not to bump The Project? Really, has TEN learnt that these days with social media and sports betting that you can’t run sport on delay anymore?

    1. Agreed.

      “To have every match broadcast live around the country was a priority for 2015-16 and we are delighted that we have been able to achieve it.”

      David Barham – please note this page has been bookmarked, and you will be pursued with vigour for delivering anything less.

        1. William – Note that WA has BBL Prime time matches live in HD. When Ten get the rights to broadcast the A-League, then I believe that the BBL might move back to the primary channel for Perth. The soccer will be shown at the same time the BBL starts. This would mean that B&B might move to 11 and Family Feud/The Project to be screened following the conclusion of BBL.

    1. I’m a huge fan of Andy’s. Yes he gets over excited sometimes but clearly loves the game, shows passion and knowledge- something sorely missing from Nein’s international cricket coverage.

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