ESS in 3-year deal with Shane Warne
MUMBAI: 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.
Known for his forthright and honest opinions and a superb cricket brain, cricket fans can look forward to Warne’s analysis of the game starting with the England tour of India later this year in addition to Australia’s 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, Warne’s unique insights will add immense value to ESS’s presentation of cricket.
Warne will also be actively involved in promoting Cricket related broadcast on ESPN Star Sports.
Warne 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.
ESS MD Peter Hutton said, "We’re 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."
ESS senior VP production Huw Bevan said, "Warne’s unique experience and no-holds-barred insights will add immense value to ESS’s 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 we’re delighted to have him as part of our comprehensive cricket coverage."