Ten has announced that Kevin Pietersen is the next big name to join Ten for the upcoming Big Bash season.
Kevin Pietersen will join Ricky Ponting , Adam Gilchrist , Damien Fleming and Mark Waugh in the commentary box for the 2014-15 KFC T20 Big Bash League season. he will also be a part of the competition playing for the Melbourne Stars.
In addition to Pietersen providing expert commentary for some of the season’s major matches, he will also wear a microphone on the field during play and don a helmet camera while batting, allowing cricket fans unprecedented coverage of the matches.
Kevin Pietersen said: “I am excited to be heading to Australia for the summer and to be working with Network Ten during the 2014-15 KFC T20 Big Bash League. “I am looking forward to the season ahead with the Melbourne Stars and also giving it a crack in the commentary box with Aussie greats Ponting, Gilchrist, Fleming and Waugh. “The Big Bash atmosphere is good fun and great viewing for cricket fans. I am looking forward to having some fun on and off the field,
Network Ten Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “The inclusion of Kevin Pietersen in TEN’s commentary team ensures that our coverage of the KFC T20 Big Bash League remains a first-class television experience for viewers. “The inclusion of a microphone and helmet camera, which will be utilised by Pietersen during the matches, adds yet another dimension to the coverage and allows all the action to be captured firsthand.”
The 2014-15 KFC T20 Big Bash League will be broadcast live and exclusively on TEN from December 2014