Televisionpoint.com Team Cricket legend Geoff Boycott, better known as the Yorkshireman's Yorkshire man, is back on British television with a bang after a lay-off during which he grappled with cancer and was also convicted of assaulting his former girlfriend. BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and the Sun dropped Boycott after his 1998 conviction of assaulting Margaret Moore. He is now back with the BBC.
BBC has announced that he would be employed to summarise England's Test matches in Pakistan in a programme called Test Match Special. Boycott has also been suffering from cancer but recent reports say he has recovered, and the good news has been followed by employment by Channel 4 and an invitation by MCC to deliver the `Spirit of Cricket' lecture at Lord's.
Delighted at his rehabilitation in the public eye, Boycott is about to launch his own website, www.geoffboycott.com. A BBC spokesman said: "He has been chosen because of his wealth of experience. And because he is outspoken. That is one of his many qualities, isn't it?"
Boycott is currently in Singapore with ESPN Star Sports that have contracted him over the past four years. He is commentating with Sunil Gavaskar on the IndiaSri Lanka limited-overs series. After that, he will travel to Pakistan in time for England's first Test November 12.
Boycott had lost his court case involving his former girlfriend in France, which went to a retrial and ended with him being fined £5,300 and given a three-month suspended sentence.
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