Ashes Series broadcast schedule on Nine
Australia's home of cricket – the Nine Network – is preparing to broadcast all the action of the 2013 Ashes Test Series – Australia v England, the One-day International Series and the Twenty20 International Series.
The 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 Ashes Test lunch breaks. 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.