Roz Kelly back for Big Bash League

Sports presenter will return from South Africa to co-host TEN's Big Bash League.


Sports presenter Roz Kelly will return to Australia in November from South Africa to co-host TEN’s Big Bash League.

Kelly had four years with Nine before joining TEN’s Commonwealth Games coverage in Glasgow 2014 and the 2014-15 Big Bash League. She then moved to South Africa with her husband, South African cricketer Morne Morkel, to have their first baby.

In December she joins Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Damien Fleming, Mark Waugh and Mark Howard on the Big Bash League.

“I’m so thrilled to be back in Australia and can’t wait to get back into work with Network TEN,” she said.

“The KFC Big Bash League is a great game for players and fans alike and Network TEN has pulled together an impressive commentary line-up of Aussie cricket legends. I had so much fun at Network TEN in 2014-15 and can’t wait to do it all again.”

TEN Sports exec David Barham, said: “Roz has covered many of the world’s biggest sporting events over the years and is the utmost professional in her work, plus she loves cricket. We are thrilled to welcome her as co-host.

“The KFC Big Bash League has gone from strength to strength on Network TEN over the past three years and we look forward to another bumper season this summer,” he said.

During her four years with Nine Network, Roz worked on the London Olympics, the Tour de France, the Rugby World Cup, The Ashes and the ASP World Tour. She was also Nine News’ main cricket reporter, often travelling with the Australian team to cover all their major fixtures.

A natural live talent, she became an Australian breakfast television favourite after regularly hosting sport on Today, effortlessly switching between hard news and light-hearted fun.

Kelly has also co-hosted Nine’s Wide World of Sports and reported for the award-winning travel show Getaway.

She was twice nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Sports Commission Media Awards’ Best Coverage of a Sport category and also named Women’s Health magazine’s Woman of Sporting Words in 2013.

3 Responses

    1. Mel McLaughlin has moved over to 7 to present sport Sun-Thu in Sydney so they had to make a change. Roz is a talent that knows her cricket. After all, she’s married to current South African cricketer Morne Morkel (like the article said).

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