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Sport Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting signs commentary deal with Channel Seven

09:15  11 may  2018
09:15  11 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Ponting will go head-to-head with former Australian teammate Adam Gilchrist who recently signed with Fox Sports after the pair previously featured in Channel Ten's Big Bash League coverage. The moves comes after Seven and Fox Sports partnered up in a joint .2 billion broadcasting deal to

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Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting will become the face of Channel Seven's new cricket broadcast deal after signing a lucrative deal with the television network.

Ponting will go head-to-head with former Australian teammate Adam Gilchrist who recently signed with Fox Sports after the pair previously featured in Channel Ten's Big Bash League coverage.

The 43-year-old who signed a multi-million dollar deal with the network was in line for the Australian cricket coaching job before Cricket Australia decided to go with Justin Langer for the role.

The moves comes after Seven and Fox Sports partnered up in a joint $1.2 billion broadcasting deal to take the cricket broadcast rights off Channel Nine and Channel Ten.

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Ponting ’s decision to join Aussie cricket ’s new free-to-air broadcaster will put the 43-year-old in direct competition with former Big Bash commentary The Daily Telegraph reports Ponting agreed to terms on a new contract with Foxtel on Thursday confirming the former Australian captain ’s plan to

Fox Sports will now cover all international games for both the men and women.

Channel Seven will also broadcast the men's Test series and the women's internationals.

Both networks will cover the BBL and WBBL competitions.

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Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting will become the face of Channel Seven 's new cricket broadcast deal after signing a lucrative deal with …

Ricky Ponting has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Seven Network to be the face of their new Australian cricket underwent its biggest media shake-up in 40 years in April when Fox Sports and Former Test vice- captain Adam Gilchrist signed with Fox Sports' cricket team two weeks ago.

The announcement also comes up after Cricket Australia officially revealed India and Sri Lanka will tour for a four-Test and two-Test series respectively.

While the men from the sub-continent and South Africa will play limited over series against the hosts.

The Southern Stars will also host New Zealand in both an ODI and T20 series.

It's fair to say the summer of cricket will have a different feel around it with the iconic Wide World of Sports coverage now gone.

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The women's T20 series will begin on September 29, while the men will kick-off their Summer in the same fashion against India on November 21.

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