sport news Sky beating BBC in tug-of war for Andrew Flintoff

Sky beating BBC in tug-of war for Andrew Flintoff to be the face of their Hundred television coverage as ECB launches new competition this summer Andrew Flintoff has largely kept his distance from cricket since his retirement Ex-England all-rounder has focused on building a new career in entertainment With Hundred to be aimed at a younger audience, his services are in demand

By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:33 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 23:40 GMT, 3 March 2020

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The BBC are battling Sky Sports to secure Andrew Flintoff as the face of their Hundred television coverage.

The former England all-rounder has largely kept his distance from cricket since his retirement 10 years ago, resisting many offers to join the massed ranks of ex-England players in the commentary box.

Flintoff has instead focused on building a new career in entertainment, starring in shows such as Top Gear and A League of Their Own, but with the controversial Hundred competition to be aimed at a younger audience, his services are more in demand than ever this summer.

BBC are battling Sky Sports to secure Andrew Flintoff as face of Hundred television coverage

BBC are battling Sky Sports to secure Andrew Flintoff as face of Hundred television coverage

The BBC and Sky are both understood to have made a pitch, with the satellite network leading the race because they have the rights to more matches and an established, award-winning cricket broadcast team.

Sportsmail columnists Nasser Hussain and David Lloyd will lead Sky's coverage, but they are also looking for new faces.

The BBC will televise live cricket for the first time in 21 years this summer, having

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