Sir Alastair, England’s highest Exam run-scorer, was knighted at the 20-19 New Year’s Honours list in recognition of his contribution to the game.

He retired from international cricket in September 2018 and is now set to supply updates and investigation for BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website, the TMS podcast and BBC Sport’s internet magazine show, The Cricket Social.

Cook is likely to be joining BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew for the third and second Tests from the West Indies.

“I’m quite looking forward to joining the BBC at the Caribbean and having Jonathan Agnew as my brand new teammate,” Cook explained.

England won their final Test series in Sri Lanka – initially they’d won there since 2001.

Cook unites the team in front of a significant year of cricket. BBC Radio 5 live sports extra contains radio commentary rights to every one England’s home internationals as well as also the Cricket World Cup next summer, which is set to be the biggest worldwide sporting event in the UK this year.

The BBC also offers exclusive rights into the next 3 men’s and women’s Ashes show, both home and away. The 20-19 Ashes at England follows the conclusion of the Cricket World Cup.

Test Match Special will broadcast live ball-by-ball comment of their summertime tournaments on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 longwave and the BBC Sport site.

Ben Gallop, Head of BBC Radio and Digital Sport, said:”This promises to become a brilliant year of cricket, therefore it is good for all of us in order to welcome England’s listing Evaluation run-scorer and hottest cricketing knight into the BBC team for the Caribbean.”

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