Radio New Zealand – Bill Lawry has reportedly turned down offers to continue his cricket commentary career as broadcasters lock in more talent for the start of a new era next summer.

Summary

  • Bill Lawry has reportedly turned down offers to continue his cricket commentary career as broadcasters lock in more talent for the start of a new era next summer.
  • Lawry had worked for the Nine Network only sparingly in recent years, adding his energetic and quirky style to the commentary booth mostly for Tests at his beloved MCG.
  • Bill Lawry Photo: PhotosportHe speculated that last season’s home Ashes series may be his last in the commentary box after a career spanning almost 40 years.
  • It’s understood Lawry was approached by both of cricket’s new TV rights holders, Channel Seven and Fox Sports, to return to commentary.
  • None of Channel Nine’s stable of commentators – Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Shane Warne, Michael Slater, Michael Clarke, Ian Healy or Mark Nicholas – have been snapped up by Seven or Fox.


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