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Lee, Sangakkara, Pietersen named in Asia Cup commentary panel


11-member commentary panel for the forthcoming Asia Cup has been announced. Kevin Pietersen, Brett Lee and Kumar Sangakkara are ‘young’ commentators to be commentating in the tournament. [নিউজটি  বাংলয়া পড়ুনঃ ভারতের ৩,পাকিস্তানের ২,বাংলাদেশের ১ জন ধারাভাষ্যকর]

 

Lee, Sangakkara, Pietersen named in Asia Cup commentary panel
Pietersen previously commentated in IPL and BBL. ©️Getty Images

 

Dean Jones of Australia is the only other non-Asian expert other than Pietersen and Lee. Jones and Lee were available during the T20I Asia Cup in Bangladesh two years ago. Pietersen, who had already taken up commentator’s role in IPL and Big Bash, was in the commentary box during Ashes 2017-18.

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Athar Ali Khan is sole Bangladeshi commentator in the panel. Shamim Chowdhury has been left out. Shamim commented in the final of Asia Cup qualifiers between Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates.

Asia Cup 2018 commentary panel: Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan, VVS Laxman (Zaheer Khan if VVS can’t make it), Ramiz Raja, Aamir Sohail, Dean Jones, Kumar Sangakkara, Russel Arnold, Athar Ali Khan, Brett Lee and Kevin Pietersen

Asia Cup fixtures:

Group Stage-

Sept 15: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Dubai (Group B)

Sept 16: Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Dubai (Group A)

Sept 17: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (Group B)

Sept 18: India vs Hong Kong, Dubai (Group A)

Sept 19: India vs Pakistan, Dubai (Group A)

Sept 20: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (Group B)

Super 4 Round-

Sept 21: 1st Group A vs 2nd Group B, Dubai

Sept 21: 1st Group B vs 2nd Group A, Abu Dhabi

Sept 23: 2nd Group A vs 2nd Group B, Dubai

Sept 23: 1st Group A vs 1st Group B, Abu Dhabi

Sept 25: 1st Group A vs 2nd Group A, Dubai

Sept 26: 1st Group B vs 2nd Group B, Abu Dhabi

Sept 28: Final, Dubai

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