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Richie Benaud to retire from TV commentary

One of the greatest sports commentators and the voice of cricket in Australia for nearly half a century,Richie Benaud,has revealed his intention to retire.

Written by ANI | Melbourne | Published: February 18, 2009 12:02 pm

One of the greatest sports commentators and the voice of cricket in Australia for nearly half a century,Richie Benaud,has revealed his intention to retire from all television commentary.

Benaud let the revelation slip in a radio interview with 2GB’s Chris Smith today. “I’ll be doing Australian cricket next year – 2010,but I don’t do any television at all anywhere else now and when I finish next year,then I’ll be doing other things,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Benaud,as saying. “But that’ll be no more television commentary,” he added.

Benaud began work in television after retiring from an illustrious playing career in 1964. He worked extensively for the Nine Network in Australia,as well as the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK.

Famous for his beige jackets and witty remarks,Benaud retired from English commentary after the infamous Ashes series of 2005.

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