Nine’s Summer of Cricket

A huge season of international cricket commences next week with NINE presenting Exclusively Live And Free all the action from the Commonwealth Bank Test Series, the Victoria Bitter One Day International Series, and the KFC T20 International Series (Men’s and Women’s).

Nine’s sizzling summer of cricket opens on Thursday, November 3, at 12.30pm AEDT with the first test between Australia and South Africa at the WACA in Perth.

 

Nine’s Wide World of Sports, the home of cricket for more than 40 years, will showcase four of the world’s top cricketing nations – South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand – when they take on the Australians captained by Steve Smith.

 

Nine’s coverage of the summer of cricket will be hosted by Mark Nicholas. The Wide World of Sports commentary team for the Australia v South Africa Commonwealth Bank Test Series will be led by Mark Taylor, and will include Shane Warne, Ian Chappell, Michael Slater, Ian Healy, Michael Clarke and former England player, Kevin Pietersen.

 

Tom Malone, Nine’s Director of Sport, said: “Summer is in the air, the cicadas are sounding, and that means it’s time for international cricket. Our commentators and production team are primed to give viewers the best seat in the house all summer long.”

 

Cricket fans will also be able to watch every ball of Nine’s coverage on their phone, tablet or PC with the Cricket Australia LIVE Pass streaming subscription. The website www.cricket.com.au will carry full highlights of every day’s play so fans don’t miss a moment of the action.

COMMONWEALTH BANK TEST SERIES (AUSTRALIA v SOUTH AFRICA)

 

DATE TIME/CHANNEL TEAM v TEAM LOCATION
Thurs, 3 NOV 12:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (1st Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 1) WACA
Fri, 4 NOV 12:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (1st Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 2) WACA
Sat, 5 NOV 12:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (1st Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 3) WACA
Sun, 6 NOV 12:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (1st Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 4) WACA
Mon, 7 NOV 12:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (1st Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 5) WACA
       
Sat, 12 NOV 9:30am AEDT on Ch9 (2nd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 1) Hobart
Sun, 13 NOV 9:30am AEDT on Ch9 (2nd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 2) Hobart
Mon, 14 NOV 9:30am AEDT on Ch9 (2nd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 3) Hobart
Tues, 15 NOV 9:30am AEDT on Ch9 (2nd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 4) Hobart
Wed, 16 NOV 9:30am AEDT on Ch9 (2nd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 5) Hobart
       
Thurs, 24 NOV 1:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (3rd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 1) Adelaide
Fri, 25 NOV 1:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (3rd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 2) Adelaide
Sat, 26 NOV 1:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (3rd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 3) Adelaide
Sun, 27 NOV 1:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (3rd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 4) Adelaide
Mon, 28 NOV 1:30pm AEDT on Ch9 (3rd Test) Australia v South Africa (Day 5) Adelaide