XtraTime Web Desk: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly & Sanjay Manjrekar are among the commentators who have been picked by the International Cricket Council (ICC) that will be covering the forthcoming World Cup in England which is set to begin from May 30. Former Aussie World Cup winning captain Micheal Clarke will be making his World Cup commentary debut this time and beside him there will be Ian Bishop, ,Kumar Sangakkara, Nasser Hussain, Brendon McCullum, Michael Atherton and Wasim Akram who are a part of the panel.
The lineup of commentators also includes prominent names such as Shaun Pollock, Michael Slater, Mark Nicholas, Michael Holding, Isa Guha, Pommie Mbangwa, Melanie Jones, Harsha Bhogle, Simon Doull, Ian Smith, Ramiz Raja, Alison Mitchell, Athar Ali Khan and Ian Ward.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain said that, “The whole of England and Wales is buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the massive summer of cricket ahead. This edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup promises to be the most entertaining one yet and I cannot wait to be part of this event broadcast and witness history in the making, first hand.”
“This is going to be a very special summer of cricket in England and Wales and possibly the most competitive ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup of all time. Hosts England have a great team but there are several realistic contenders and we are sure to see some amazing cricket along the way,” said former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara.
Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram said, “A World Cup comes every four years so players wait for it and do their best to give a memorable performance. I hope we are going to see some stiff competition with the edge of the seat thrillers, high skills and unmatched moments with the best players of the world on show.”
In a first for the World Cup, the broadcast will produce 360 degree replays, which lets several camera feeds to be stitched together to create a video that offers thorough analysis of the moments in the match.
The 2019 World Cup will begin from May 30, with the inaugural match between England and South Africa at The Oval in London.