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.
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.