Legendary England batsman Geoffrey Boycott is joining the BBC commentary team as they follow England’s Ashes-winning side to Pakistan. Geoffrey will use his experience both on the field and behind the microphone to provide listeners with in depth of analysis as Michael Vaughan’s men aim to build on the summer’s success.
Geoffrey joins Test Match Special with commentators Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Arlo White and Jonny Saunders and analysts including former Pakistan opener and Pakistan Cricket Board boss Rameez Raja, Angus Fraser, Mike Selvey and Vic Marks.
TMS provides uninterrupted ball-by-ball commentary of the Test Matches and one-day Internationals on Five Live Sports Extra and Radio 4LW. BBC Radio Five Live has scores updates and top name interviews.
Arlo White will give an insight into touring the sub-continent in an exclusive diary online on the Five Live website and listeners can share their thoughts and contribute to BBC Sport’s reports on the TMS message board. Deepak Patel and Alison Mitchell provide regular updates on BBC Asian Network for the entire tour.
After every day’s play, there is a chance for fans to have their say on the day’s play in Drive into the Covers presented by Nikki Bedi and Sanjeet Saund on the Asian Network. Listeners can call the show and also hear the views of reporters at the matches as well as the thoughts from the teams in both camps.
In the week leading up to the start of the Test series, Asian Network will also run a special short series looking at historical tours by England to Pakistan, presented by former England skipper Mike Gatting. The series starts on November 7 at 6.15pm and continues daily.
There are regular columns from England all-rounder Paul Collingwood, Geoffrey Boycott and veteran Pakistan and Surrey all-rounder Azhar Mahmood as well as player profiles, facts and statistics. Ceefax and Digital Text have run-by-run scores and regular reports; and on DAB, over-by-over score updates are available on live text.
12-16 November: First Test, Multan
20-24 November: Second Test, Faisalabad
29 November-3 December: Third Test, Lahore
10 December: First ODI, Lahore
12 December: Second ODI, Lahore
15 December: Third ODI, Karachi
19 December: Fourth ODI, Rawalpindi
21 December: Fifth ODI, Rawalpindi