The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced the commentary panel for Pakistan Super League 2019. The panel will include former South African captain Graeme Smith, former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden and former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja. According to a PCB spokesman, the trio joins Danny Morrison, Michael Slater, Bazid Khan, Alan Wilkins and Kepler Wessels. South African Smith – who has made his mark as a voice behind the mic since retiring from international cricket – will be making his PSL commentary debut this year. “Pakistan cricket always offers a lot of excitement and I am sure PSL will be no different,” said Smith while sharing his views on joining the panel. “It’s a quality tournament and I have followed it over the past three years. The opportunity to commentate at this year’s PSL is an exciting one and I look forward to watching talented cricketers from Pakistan playing alongside some leading international stars.” Smith will only be in the commentary box for the first two weeks of the tournament due to prior personal commitments. Matthew Hayden has made his name as a commentator with stints in both international and league cricket. The former Australian opening batsman will be in the PSL 2019 commentary box for the first week of the tournament. Former Pakistan captain Ramiz, who has been a part of the PSL journey from the very first game, makes an expected return to the 2019 commentary panel. “PSL brings with it an air of festivity, joy and celebration,” said Ramiz, the leading voice of Pakistan cricket. “This year will be no different and I can’t wait to experience what the tournament has to offer this year with eight matches being held in Pakistan,” he added. PSL 2019 will also bring with it state-of-the-art and innovative coverage including Hawk-Eye, Spidercam, stump cameras, umpire cameras and analytical support from CricViz. Published in Daily Times, January 31st 2019.