The Sydney Morning Herald – Bruce McAvaney will likely head Seven’s cricket coverage, but what about Dennis Cometti?

Summary

  • Bruce McAvaney will likely head Seven’s cricket coverage, but what about Dennis Cometti?
  • Seven’s cricket coup creates one of those “good headache to have” cliches we always hear in football, with a long summer of sports to broadcast live, including the summer of cricket (minus headliners Steve Smith and Dave Warner) and the Australian Open tennis, plus its lead-in tournaments, while Nine and Ten will hardly raise a finger.
  • He will likely again lead Seven’s (final) broadcast of the tennis and its new cricket commentary team, probably alongside Bruce McAvaney, a cricket tragic who will have dibs on whatever role he desires (he might even sway Dennis Cometti back in to the commentary box attack).
  • In all seriousness, Seven’s biggest test won’t come on Boxing Day but over the entire summer, as it attempts to manage new content, personalities and logistics, and appease current sponsors and future ones, along with cricket fans accustomed to Nine’s long-running style.
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