Two Pakistanis Join Star-Studded World Cup 2023 Commentators Panel
“Dubai – Renowned former Pakistani cricketers Ramiz Raja and Waqar Younis are among the distinguished panel of commentators announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday.
ICC.tv’s coverage of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India promises fans an unforgettable experience, featuring some of the most iconic voices in cricket. The coverage includes a pre-match show, an innings interval program, and a post-match wrap-up.
Joining the coverage are former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and former England skipper Eoin Morgan, along with other World Cup winners such as Shane Watson, Lisa Sthalekar, Ravi Shastri, Aaron Finch, Sunil Gavaskar, and Matthew Hayden, as confirmed by the ICC in a blog post.
The commentary team will welcome back Nasser Hussain, Ian Smith, and Ian Bishop, who were part of the memorable 2019 World Cup final commentary between England and New Zealand.
Additional international icons and former captains, including Waqar Younis, Shaun Pollock, Anjum Chopra, and Michael Atherton, will provide live commentary from the box. They will be joined by former international stars like Simon Doull, Mpumelelo Mbangwa, Sanjay Manjrekar, Katey Martin, Dinesh Karthik, Dirk Nannes, Samuel Badree, Athar Ali Khan, and Russel Arnold.
The panel also includes prominent broadcasters who have made iconic calls in the past, including Harsha Bhogle, Kass Naidoo, Mark Nicholas, Natalie Germanos, Mark Howard, and Ian Ward.
The tournament will kick off with a repeat of the 2019 final between New Zealand and England in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The final is set to take place at the same venue on November 19.”