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Michael Vaughan joins BBC's Test Match Special team

MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC has announced that England‘s former Ashes winning cricket

captain Michael Vaughan has joined the Test Match Special team.

Vaughan will make his Test Match debut this winter on England‘s tour of South Africa, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC Radio 4 Long Wave, and he will continue to be a part of the team for summer 2010.


He will take on the role of expert summariser in the commentary box, joining the team of regulars which include Geoffrey Boycott, Phil Tufnell and Vic Marks.


Vaughan will also be making regular appearances on BBC Radio 5 Live.


His first commentary will be on the opening Test Match starting on 16 December 2009.


Cricket producer Adam Mountford said, "Michael Vaughan is a fantastic acquisition to the Test Match Special commentary team bringing unrivalled experience and knowledge of the game."


Vaughan said: "As a long-time listener to Test Match Special I‘m delighted to be joining the team and looking forward to seeing how England progress after winning the Ashes. I can‘t wait to start."

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