The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a star-studded list of commentators for the 2019 World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.
3 indian commentators, including former captain Sourav Ganguly, are part of the 24-member commentator’s list for the ICC TV, according to the apex body’s release. It is expected that the regional broadcasters will add more names apart from the ICC TV list.
Celebrated cricket writer and commentator Harsha Bhogle along with former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar are the other two Indians in the list.
Kumar Sangakkara, who is set to become the first-ever no British president of the Marleyborne Cricket Club, is the only Sri Lankan commentator while Pakistan’s Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja and Bangladesh’s Athar Ali Khan are also part of the panel.
Isha Guha, Melanie Jones and Alison Mitchell are the only 3 women commentators part of ICC’s commentary panel.
Michael Clarke, who led Australia to World Cup glory as recently as 2015, will be making his ICC TV debut at the upcoming World Cup.
“A World Cup comes every four years so players wait for it and do their best to give a memorable performance. I hope we are going to see some stiff competition with the edge of the seat thrillers, high skills and unmatched moments with the best players of the world on show.”
The ICC World Cup 2019 will kickstart from May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa at Kennington Oval in London. India begin their campaign against the Proteas on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.