One of Australian cricket's most popular and colourful characters, Kerry O'Keeffe will make a much-awaited return to live cricket commentary this December, but it not be with the ABC Grandstand team where he shot to fame.
O’Keeffe has signed with the Triple M network and will return to radio commentary for this summer’s Test series between Australia and Pakistan.
It will be the first-time O’Keeffe has been part of a live radio commentary team since he quit the ABC in 2014. O’Keeffe has spent the past two years hosting a summer weekend program on 2GB.
Triple M has signed a two-year deal with Cricket Australia which will see it provide live coverage of the 3 Test matches between Australia and Pakistan from this December, the radio network will also broadcast the Ashes Test Series played in Australia in the 2017-18 season.
Triple M has recruited former Nine Network Head of Cricket, Brad McNamara to produce its cricket coverage. Prior to his departure in July, McNamara oversaw Nine’s cricket coverage for nine seasons.
From December, there will 29 Triple M radio stations across Australia, the network is promising to provide an ‘entertainment’ focused coverage of cricket similar to its AFL and NRL broadcasts.
The commentary team on Triple M is expected to be led by James Brayshaw with the full line-up to be announced shortly.