Graeme Swann joins BBC Test Match Special

I grew up listening to Test Match Special and it is an honour to have the chance to now work with the team and continue my relationship with BBC Radio. I am particularly looking forward to returning to the Kensington Oval in Barbados with so many happy memories of our T20 World Cup victory there in 2010."Graeme Swann
Date: 17.02.2014     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.59
Former England international cricketer, Graeme Swann, is set to join the iconic Test Match Special on Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website to offer his unique and expert analysis on England’s One Day tour of the West Indies.

Swann will join legendary former West Indies cricketer Sir Viv Richards on the team, which also includes Tony Cozier, Simon Mann, Kevin Howells and Derek Pringle. The team will offer ball-by-ball commentary of the tour on Radio 5 live sports extra, starting on Friday 28 February 2014.

The spinner retired from the sport in December having played 60 Tests for England where he took 255 wickets. He has also played 79 ODIs, 39 T20s and previously captained England in three T20 games in 2011.

Speaking about his role, Swann said: “I grew up listening to Test Match Special and it is an honour to have the chance to now work with the team and continue my relationship with BBC Radio. I am particularly looking forward to returning to the Kensington Oval in Barbados with so many happy memories of our T20 World Cup victory there in 2010.”

Swann is no stranger to BBC Radio having co-presented the Sony award-winning Not Just Cricket show on Radio 5 live alongside Radio 1’s Greg James and fellow England bowler Jimmy Anderson.

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