Veteran Nine Cricket commentator Bill Lawry has confirmed his retirement after four decades behind the microphone, despite approaches from Seven and Foxtel.
Lawry, 81, has been with Nine for more than 40 years, but said he couldn’t leave his “home.”
“I’ve had 40 great years at Channel Nine,” he told SEN. “I’ve been very, very lucky and I think the time is just right.
“It’s just been such a wonderful journey and I don’t want to spoil the great journey.
“I’ve seen the best cricketers of the last 40 years, I’ve been through the Packers years, I’ve commentate with guys like Ian Healy and Mark Taylor and all the new boys.
“It’s just been a wonderful journey I never really expected.
“I had a phone call or two (from Seven and Foxtel), which is fair enough.
“I said no because Channel Nine has been my home and I’ve been very happy there.
“When you’ve had such an enjoyable trip, and at 81 years of age, I think it’s time to call quits. It’s almost a dream come true.”
Source: Cricket Australia