Warne set to join Fox Sports: reports
King of Spin reportedly poised to link up with Gilchrist, Hussey and co at Fox
15 May 2018, 10:29 AM AEST
Shane Warne is reportedly set to join Fox Sports' commentary team, although the spin legend's manager says a deal is yet to be signed.
The Australian and Fairfax both reported on Tuesday that a deal between Warne and Fox is expected to be confirmed later this week.
Warne has worked with the Nine Network for more than two decades, but Nine's exit from broadcasting cricket during the Australian summer meant the 48-year-old was approached by the new broadcasters, Fox and Seven Network.
"We met with all three players – Seven, Nine and Fox Sports, and they all wanted him," Warne's manager James Erskine told Fairfax.
"There are offers on the table."
While Nine will no longer broadcast home internationals, they have already signed deals to broadcast the 2019 Ashes as well as some of the 2018 Women's World T20, the 2019 Men's World Cup and the men's and women's World T20 tournaments in Australia in 2020.
Nine also confirmed on Monday that they will be the exclusive broadcaster of Australia's Qantas Tour of the UK next month.
Fox have already confirmed the signings of Warne's former teammates Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh and Mike Hussey along with Mel Jones, Isa Guha and Michael Vaughan.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was confirmed as Seven's first major signing last Friday.
Qantas ODI Tour of England
June 7 Warm-up v Sussex, Hove (D/N)
June 9 Warm-up v Middlesex, Lord's
June 13 First ODI, The Oval (D/N)
June 16 Second ODI, Cardiff
June 19 Third ODI, Trent Bridge (D/N)
June 21 Fourth ODI, Durham (D/N)
June 24 Fifth ODI, Old Trafford
June 27 Only T20, Edgbaston (D/N)
T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe
Sunday, July 1: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Monday, July 2: Pakistan vs Australia
Tuesday, July 3: Australia vs Zimbabwe
Wednesday, July 4: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan
Thursday, July 5: Pakistan vs Australia
Friday, July 6: Australia vs Zimbabwe
Sunday, July 8: Final