Darren Lehmann, one of the biggest characters in Australian cricket, is joining Macquarie Radio’s summer of cricket coverage.
The announcement comes in a week where the new radio brand also introduced a new Sydney and Brisbane breakfast show with Mark Levy and Mark “Piggy” Riddell replacing John Stanley and Beau Ryan.
For the cricket coverage, Lehmann will join an established team featuring well-respected cricket commentators as part of Macquarie Media’s new six-year agreement with Cricket Australia.
Macquarie Media will feature coverage of every ball bowled of all the Domain Test Series, Gillette One Day and T20 Internationals, the KFC Big Bash League and the Commonwealth Bank Women’s International Series on the new Macquarie Sports Radio network.
Launched in April 2018, Macquarie Sports Radio airs across Sydney 954 AM, Melbourne 1278 AM, Brisbane 882 AM, Perth on DAB+, online at sportsradio.com.au and via mobile app.
The network is promising the most extensive coverage on radio with cricket set to play an important role in the evolution of Macquarie Sports Radio as a place for sports fans right across the country.
Darren Lehmann said: “I’m excited to be joining Macquarie Radio’s Summer of Cricket and can’t wait to get started. It’s a great team and we’re going to have a lot of fun. It’s an opportunity for me to share an insight into how the Australian team runs and the intricacies of each player. I love the game I played and coached and want to see it continue to grow. I love the players – always have and always will. Go Aussies!”
Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang said: “I am pleased to welcome Darren Lehmann to our team. Not only is he a true Australian character, he has a unique perspective as both a former player and coach, and will now be able to share his expertise with listeners on our new network, Macquarie Sports Radio. Our commentary team has become established as one of the favourite destinations for cricket fans across all formats of the game. Our audiences love the passion, enthusiasm, insight and professionalism that Macquarie Radio’s Summer of Cricket team brings and we look forward to growing that further across the next six years.”