ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has announced that former Australian
spin bowler Shane Warne has signed on as a part of its commentary,
presentation and analysis team for a period of three years.
for his forthright and honest opinions and a superb cricket
brain, cricket fans can look forward to Warnes analysis
of the game starting with the England tour of India later
this year in addition to Australias upcoming tour of
India. The broadcaster says that having mastered the art of
all formats of the game at the highest level, and his experience
playing with and against some of the biggest names in modern
day cricket, Warnes unique insights will add immense
value to ESSs presentation of cricket.
will also be actively involved in promoting Cricket related
broadcast on ESPN Star Sports.
for Australia has claimed over 1,000 wickets in Tests and
One-day Internationals. In the new Twenty20 format of the
game, Warne showed his ability as a strategist and as an inspiring
leader when he led Rajasthan Royals to victory in the first
edition of Indian Premier League.
MD Peter Hutton said, "Were delighted to add one
of the legends of the game to our commentary team. Following
on from the work with Kevin Pietersen it shows our intention
to add the best international commentators to Sourav Ganguly,
Rahul Dravid and the rest of our regular Indian team."
senior VP production Huw Bevan said, "Warnes unique
experience and no-holds-barred insights will add immense value
to ESSs presentation of cricket. Fans in India would
indeed be familiar with his achievements at the international
level as well as his heroics for Rajasthan Royals, and were
delighted to have him as part of our comprehensive cricket