Cook tipped for television commentary stint


Former England captain Alastair Cook will undertake a stint in television commentary next year.

Cook will retire from international cricket at the end of this month’s Test series against India.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the veteran left-hander is considering joining the TalkSport commentary team for England’s tour of the West Indies in 2019.

“After much thought and deliberation over the last few months. I have decided to announce my retirement from international cricket at the end of this Test series against India,” Cook said in a statement earlier this month.

“Although it is a sad day, I can do so with a big smile on my face knowing I have given everything and there is nothing left in the tank. I have achieved more than I could have ever imagined and feel very privileged to have played for such a long time alongside some of the greats of the English game.

“I have loved cricket my whole life from playing in the garden as a child and will never underestimate how special it is to pull on an England shirt. So I know it is the right time to give the next generation of young cricketers their turn to entertain us and feel the immense pride that comes with representing your country.

TalkSport will likely be awarded the broadcast rights for England’s tour of South Africa in late 2019, too.