Australia’s former swashbuckling opener Michael Slater, is set to join Australia’s new home of cricket, Channel 7.
Slater was Australia’s aggressive stroke-playing star at the top of the order for a decade, including during the team’s golden run of success where they won a record 16 consecutive Tests in a row. He has brought an upbeat, vibrant and fun style to his commentary that fans have enjoyed.
Michael Slater commented:
“I’m thrilled to be joining Channel 7. I’ve been a long-time fan of their sports coverage – particularly live sport – and can’t wait to join the new team and help give Test cricket and the Big Bash a fresh look and approach.”
Channel 7 Head of Cricket Dave Barham said:
“We’re absolutely rapt to have Slats join our team. He is a class broadcaster who will bring experience to our Test coverage, and all his trade mark energy to our BBL.”
The Slater signing follows the announcement recently that Australia’s highest ever run-scorer, Ricky Ponting, and ‘The Bowlologist’ Damien Fleming 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.