Shane Cortese to become cricket commentator

Author
Ricardo Simich,
Section
Spy News,
Publish Date
Saturday, 12 January 2019, 1:17PM
As it turns out, "Shane has a great deal of cricketing knowledge." Photo / Supplied
As it turns out, "Shane has a great deal of cricketing knowledge." Photo / Supplied

Last week we told you about actor Shane Cortese hosting his own real estate show. Today we can reveal he is also planning to make his debut as a cricket commentator.

Cortese will join the Sky Sport team for a January 20 double header of the Women’s Burger King Super Smash Final and the Auckland Aces v the Otago Volts match.

He’ll also commentate the Auckland Aces v Northern Knights on February 2 with Craig Cumming, Scott Styris, comedian Ben Hurley and Kirstie Stanway.

“We wanted to inject a cricket fan into the commentary box to ask questions on behalf of the fans watching at home,” said director of sport Richard Last.

“Shane has a great deal of cricketing knowledge, he’s a real personality and obviously he’s a pretty good talker too.”

The role came about by chance after Sky interviewed him as a fan at a game last year.

Cortese and comedian Hurley will act as the “cricket fans” during the coverage.