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Former Sri Lankan batter and coach Marvan Atapattu will be among the commentators for the forth coming Asian Cup.

The 52-year-old ex-opener has been assigned to do the TV commentary for Sri Lanka’s matches.

Confirming the news Atapattu said, "Yes, I am being contracted to air my views and I am very happy with it".

This will not be his first role as a commentator.

"I have done an international match before", he said.

Another Sri Lankan commentator, Russel Arnold, also confirmed Atapattu’s role, saying, "Atapattu did commentary in one of the Sri Lanka Test matches against Australia in Australia.”

Arnold, however, has not been approached for Asia Cup commentary.

Roshan Abeysinghe is in the panel for a lesser number of games. 

Star Sports took to Instagram to announce the 2023 Asia Cup commentators list with the caption:

“From champions in the field to champions on-air! Our panel of cricketing legends, analytical experts and inimitable broadcasters are set to elevate the #AsiaCup2023 action like never before.”

 

The panel includes:

India: Ravi Shastri, Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Sanjay Bangar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Deep Dasgupta, Mohammad Kaif, Aditya Tare, Rajat Bhatia

Pakistan: Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Aamer Sohail, Bazid Khan

Sri Lanka: Marvan Attapattu

Neutral: Andy Flower (Zimbabwe), Mathew Hayden (Australia), Dominic Cork (England)

(Bipin Dani)


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  • Suren Monday, 21 August 2023 04:16 PM

    Arnold is very boring to listen to. And when there are Sri Lankan names having the part "wardana" he pronounces it as "wodana" while commentators of other countries pronounce that part in Sri Lankan names rightly.

    Labby Monday, 21 August 2023 05:57 PM

    Roshan Abeysinghe should not be there in the commentator's box. He talks a lot of nonsense.

    Great move Monday, 21 August 2023 07:25 PM

    Very good move to dump the two who talk only about their schools unashamedly in cricket commentaries. In fact Styris, the NZ commentator questioned Arnold in the LPL why do you bring up name of the school whenever a player is mentioned. It is bad for players coming from lesser schools from the rural.

    udaya Monday, 21 August 2023 10:17 PM

    I don't think SL produced such a stylish and technically correct batsman since his retirement. Best of luck

    Jude Tuesday, 22 August 2023 08:48 AM

    It's absolutely ridiculous, only one commentator from SL huh!! For God sake it's Asia Cup, there should've been more than one!!

    Reez Tuesday, 22 August 2023 09:58 AM

    Marvan Atapattu 2 times bench warmer in WC finals

    pamal Thursday, 24 August 2023 01:30 PM

    dadas

    Dileepa Ethapane Saturday, 07 October 2023 12:13 PM

    Marvan Attapattu was a great batsman. But his cricket commentary is awful. He had no idea what to say. Wonder what happened to Russel Arnold. He was excellent. Marvan should go home as he is terrible as a commentator. Not funny, not interesting or exciting. Wonder which politician got rid of Arnold and put it this joker.


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