Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting will has reportedly signed a deal with Seven for its cricket coverage.
It follows FOX Sports recently signing with Adam Gilchrist. That leaves the unanswered question of where Shane Warne will go, with Nine exiting their 4 decade deal with Cricket Australia.
Seven will broadcast Test matches and 43 of 59 Big Bash games, while FOX Sports will televise every game.
Seven is yet to formally announce Ponting’s signing, although Seven Sport has republished the information on Yahoo7!.
Updated: Seven confirms signing Ricky Ponting. He will be doing a cross from India during half time AFL coverage tonight.
Ricky Ponting commented: “Seven has long been the leader of live sport coverage in Australia and their plans for cricket will give the viewer a greater insight into the game. I couldn’t be more excited to be joining Seven and being part of an exciting new era of cricket broadcasting.”
Channel 7 Head of Cricket Dave Barham said: “We are absolutely rapt Ricky has decided to join Seven. He is a key signing and we will be building a formidable team around him. Australian cricket fans will hear him commentate Test Matches for the first time ever, in addition to his outstanding BBL commentary.”