Alison will again be a voice of international cricket on BBC Radio 5Live when England take on first New Zealand, then Australia in the Ashes in the Northern Hemisphere Summer. Alison will broadcast live reports throughout each day of the 1st Test v NZ at Lord’s as well as the 3rd and 5th Ashes Tests. She will commentate on various ODIs and T20ints in between and will be leading the coverage of the women’s Ashes Test. Listen to BBC Radio 5Live
Alison is part of the BBC Radio team providing play by play commentary for Five Live Sports Extra at the BNP Paribas Open, the biggest tennis tournament outside of the Grand Slams. Her presentation and commentary can also be heard on BNP Paribas Open Radio, via the tournament website until 17th March.
Alison has pitched and presented a special programme to mark the tenth anniversary of Andy Flower and Henry Olonga’s brave and life changing protest against the Robert Mugabe regime. It is the first time that Flower, now the highly successful coach of the England cricket team, has spoken in depth about wearing black armbands during the 2003 Cricket World Cup “to mourn the death of democracy” in Zimbabwe. Listen again to the full programme here
Alison is in India to cover the Women’s Cricket World Cup from 31st January, working as a commentator and reporter for host broadcaster ESPN Star Sports as well as BBC Radio. She will also be blogging for ESPNcricinfo. England are the defending champions, having lifted the trophy in Sydney in 2009. Matches will be broadcast in the UK via BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and Sky Sports TV.
Alison hosted a live studio chat in Mumbai with former India captain Saurav Ganguly, England captain Alastair Cook and England spinner Graeme Swann for sponsors Jaguar and Castrol. The programme was streamed live on ESPNCricinfo and on the companies’ Facebook pages, with viewers sending in their questions in real time. Watch the programme here