Dubai, April 19: In order to make upcoming Champions Trophy more interesting and this tournament full of fun, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has signed top cricketers and some former skippers as a commentator. Notably, this time ICC has chosen India’s greatest captain Saurav Ganguly for commentary.
ICC on Tuesday announced the announced the list of commentators which includes not only Saurav Ganguly but Australia’s Ricky Ponting, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, South Africa’s Graeme Smith and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum.
Other big names who will commentate through the tournament include Sourav Ganguly, Shane Warne, Michael Slater, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Shaun Pollock, Sanjay Manjrekar, Ian Bishop, Ramiz Raja, Simon Doull and Athar Ali Khan.
After getting selected, Ricky Ponting said that as a player, I always looked forward to the Champions Trophy. Winning it on two occasions was a big thrill. This year I’m really looking forward to it being staged in England and being a part of the commentary team. “I’m expecting Australia and England to make the final with Pat Cummins and Jason Roy, two guys to stand out across the two weeks. I can’t wait!”
Whereas, Brendon McCullum said, “the ICC Champions Trophy is one event I look back on with many fond memories. Each team will be desperate to do well and put their stamp on the 50-over game.” However, Ganguly have not yet commented anything over his selection.
However, the eight-team tournament will see a state-of-the-art coverage which will include 34 cameras at every game. It will include 34 cameras at every game, including eight ultra-motion Hawk-Eye cameras, front and reverse view stump cameras and a Spidercam.
Notably, the champions trophy kicks off with host England playing Bangladesh at The Oval on June 1.The final will also be played at The Oval on June 18.