RadioTimes – Newly-knighted former England cricket captain Sir Alastair Cook has joined the BBC’s fabled roster of cricketing pundits.

Summary

  • Newly-knighted former England cricket captain Sir Alastair Cook has joined the BBC’s fabled roster of cricketing pundits.
  • He will join the BBC for the second and third Tests in the West Indies this spring, providing updates and analysis for BBC Radio 5 Live, the BBC Sport website and the Test Match Special podcast.
  • However because the BBC does not have the rights to ball-by-ball coverage for the West Indies tour, Sir Alastair will not be there for the traditional TMS coverage which follows every second of every match.
  • BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra has radio commentary rights to all of England’s home internationals and the cricket World Cup next summer.
  • Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Radio and Digital Sport, added: “I’m sure all cricket fans will be as excited as we are to hear Sir Alastair’s expert take on the action in the West Indies.


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