Nine today announced its continuing relationship with former captain of the Australian cricket team and long-time Nine commentator, Mark Taylor, extending his contract by three years.
Taylor continues his affiliation with Nine which has stretched across 21 years of highly respected commentary, as well as lending his expert analysis across all facets of the network.
He will next be heard in the second game of the England Vs Australia One-Day Series this Saturday night at 7.30pm on Nine HD and 9Now.
A former Australian of the Year, a member of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, as well as an Officer of the Order of Australia, “Tubby” captained the Australian team from 1994 to 1999 and is considered a key element of Australia’s dominance in international cricket during that period.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to continue my association with the Nine family, a fantastic relationship which began over 20 years ago,” Taylor said.
“I look forward to calling all the biggest matches for the foreseeable future, including next year’s Ashes series and the cricket World Cups in the years to come.”
Nine’s Director of Sport, Tom Malone, said: “I’m so happy Mark has renewed his contract with Nine. Ian Chappell says Mark is the greatest captain he ever saw when it came to combining cricket tactics and leadership skills. He’s the perfect choice to be Wide World of Sports’ lead cricket expert over the next three years.
“Beyond that, Mark is one of the greatest people you will ever meet. Of course, he’s a former Australian of the Year and Father of the Year, and he’s been given those honours because he’s a kind and generous person -we love him here at Nine.”
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