Brett Lee set to sign deal with Channel Nine
Retired Australia Test cricketer Brett Lee is expected to sign a deal with Channel 9 ahead of the Ashes series, which might not offer the fast bowler a commentary position, but a chance for him to diversify into lifestyle-based programming.
"He has a great media profile. It`s possible that Lee will do various things and obviously being a retired cricketer it`s likely he will be involved in the cricket coverage, but not necessarily in the commentary box," The Daily Telegraph quoted a Nine spokeswoman, as saying.
Once the deal is done Lee will join Nine`s formidable cricket coverage team of Richie Benaud, Michael Slater, Ian Chappell, Tony Greig, Shane Warne, Bill Lawry, Ian Healy and Mark Taylor.
Meanwhile Lee`s manager, Neil Maxwell, who said he hoped to wrap up a deal with Nine "any day", confirmed his client hoped to become a "versatile" personality at Nine.
"The unique selling point with Brett is that he has a diverse range of interests from fashion to music to health to fishing, and of course cricket. Lee feels that he could contribute in a lot of areas," Maxwell said.
However, he said that nothing specific has been decided so far, but there are a range of options available.