Damien Fleming, former Australian fast-medium bowler, is set to join Australia’s new home of cricket, Channel 7.
Fleming compiled an impressive career for Australia across Tests and ODIs including a Test hat-trick on debut and a key role in the 1999 World Cup winning team. He’s been equally successful throughout his time in the commentary box on television and radio where fans have enjoyed his entertaining and insightful ‘bowlology’ theories.
Damien Fleming commented
“Channel 7 has delivered iconic sports coverage to Australians for many years so it’s very exciting to have the opportunity to join their cricket broadcast team and contribute to something really special. “It will be exciting to continue my relationship with Ricky Ponting in the commentary box and I’m sure all Aussie cricket fans will enjoy the innovative new coverage Seven will be bringing to Big Bash and Test Match cricket.”
Channel 7 Head of Cricket Dave Barham said: “There was no ‘avenue of apprehension’ when it came to getting Flem to Seven. He is a highly entertaining commentator with theories and expressions that resonate with fans, and cricket and bowling knowledge that’s second to none.”
The Fleming signing follows the announcement recently that Australia’s highest ever run-scorer and former captain, Ricky Ponting, will call Test matches and BBL on Seven.
Seven’s historic six-year agreement with Cricket Australia runs from 2018 through to 2024, includes domestic free-to-air broadcast rights to all the Test Matches as well as 43 of the 59 BBL matches each season.
For the first time, Test Matches and BBL will be all at the one place – the Seven Network – the new home of Australian Cricket.