Roz Kelly

Kelly re-joins Ten's BBL coverage

Network Ten announces new co-host to join regular expert commentators for BBL|06

Network Ten has announced Roz Kelly as part of their KFC Big Bash League broadcast team for BBL|06.

Kelly will replace Mel McLaughlin, who has been part of the coverage since TEN bought the rights for the competition ahead of BBL|03, though Kelly too has experience as a BBL presenter having been part of the team in BBL|04. 

Kelly will co-host the coverage along with cricket greats and BBL commentary regulars Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh and Damien Fleming as well as Ten Sport's Mark Howard.

In addition to her extensive sports media experience in Australia, Kelly has a strong family connection with cricket; her husband is star Proteas fast-bowler Morne Morkel, with whom she moved to South Africa last year before the birth of the couple's first child Arias in September 2015.

"I’m so thrilled to be back in Australia and can’t wait to get back into work with Network Ten,” she said.

"The KFC Big Bash League is a great game for players and fans alike and Network Ten has pulled together an impressive commentary line-up of Aussie cricket legends.

"I had so much fun at Network Ten in 2014-15 and can’t wait to do it all again."

BBL commentary team
Gilchrist, Ponting and Fleming will return for BBL|06 // Getty Images

After three seasons headlining Ten's BBL coverage, McLaughlin announced a month ago that she would leave Network Ten to take up a role with the Seven Network.

Kelly is a more than capable replacement having worked on some of the biggest sporting events in the world during her career, including the 2012 London Olympics, the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the 2013 Ashes and the home Australian summer of cricket.

"Roz has covered many of the world’s biggest sporting events over the years and is the utmost professional in her work, plus she loves cricket," said David Barham, Network Ten's Executive of Big Bash.

"We are thrilled to welcome her as co-host.

"I’m so thrilled to be back in Australia and can’t wait to get back into work with Network Ten."

BBL|06, the sixth season of the highly-successful KFC Big Bash League, will begin in December.