Nine’s Summer Of Cricket Schedule

The summer of cricket is about to begin on Nine.

The Nine Network – is preparing to broadcast all the action of the 2013 Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test Series – Australia vs England, the Carlton Mid One Day International Series and the KFC T20 International Series.

The cricket action begins live from the GABBA on Thursday, November 21, from 9.00am AEDT.

Nine’s expert commentary panel will feature some of the game’s biggest names including Bill Lawry, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Mark Nicholas, Michael Slater, Shane Warne, Michael Hussey, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, James Brayshaw, Michael Vaughan and Richie Benaud.

The Cricket Show, hosted by Michael Slater, will also return for the 2013-14 season during the CommBank Ashes Test lunch breaks. Michael Slater will be joined by former star fast bowler Brett Lee. Together they will give their expert analysis on all the latest action as well as first-session recaps, player profiles, Master Classes, international and domestic updates, viewer emails, questions and feedback.

Nine Network Head of Sport, Steve Crawley, said: “When Australia plays England for the Ashes it reaches beyond sport. Our production team at Wide World of Sports is excited and nervous at the same time as we prepare to broadcast one of the world’s great contests.”

James Sutherland, Cricket Australia CEO, said: “There’s nothing bigger than an England tour and Nine will again play an important role in bringing all the international action to life this summer.

“Complemented by regular production innovations, the Nine Network has delivered the highest quality broadcast to Australian cricket fans for more than three decades. We have no doubt that’s only going to continue this season.”

The Nine Network will also continue its tradition of bringing viewers the latest in cricket broadcast technology. For over 30 years innovation has been a key part of Nine’s broadcast success and cricket fans won’t be disappointed this summer. Details to follow.

Cricket fans can also extend their viewing experience by heading to Australia’s most popular cricket destination,cricket.com.au, for live scores and commentary, expert opinion, player profiles, breaking news, video highlights and other great features.

2013/2014 Cricket Broadcast Schedule

Tour matches 2013-2014

Wednesday 6 – 9 November 2013
10:00am AEDT – Live
Australia A vs England, Hobart

Ashes Test Series
Thursday 21 – 25 November 2013
9:00am AEDT – Live

GABBA, QLD
Thursday 5 – 9 December 2013
9:30am AEST – Live
Adelaide Oval, SA

Friday 13 – 17 December 2013
9:30am AEST – Live
WACA Ground, WA

Thursday 26 – 30 December 2013
9:30am AEST – Live
MCG, VIC

Friday 3 – 7 January 2014
9:30am AEST – Live
SCG, NSW

One Day Internationals (ODI)
Sunday 12 Jan 2014
1:30pm AEDT – Live
Carlton Mid ODI Series – Australia v England, Melbourne

Friday 17 Jan 2014
1:30pm AEDT – Live
Carlton Mid ODI Series – Australia v England, Brisbane

Sunday 19 Jan 2014
1:30pm AEDT – Live
Carlton Mid ODI Series – Australia v England, Sydney

Friday 24 Jan 2014
1:30pm AEDT – Live
Carlton Mid ODI Series – Australia v England, Perth

Sunday 26 Jan 2014
1:30pm AEDT – Live
Carlton Mid ODI Series – Australia v England – Adelaide

KFC T20 International Series
Wednesday 29 Jan 2014
7:30pm AEDT – Live
KFC T20 INTL – Australia v England, Hobart

Friday 31 Jan 2014
7:30pm AEDT – Live
KFC T20 INTL – Australia v England, Melbourne

Sunday 2 Feb 2014
7:30pm AEDT – Live
KFC T20 INTL – Australia v England , Sydney

NB: Broadcast times are subject to change. Please check local TV guides.