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Alison Mitchell

Ali is an experienced sports broadcaster and writer who is one of BT Sport's leading cricket commentators.

Alison Mitchell

Alison Mitchell is a sports broadcaster and writer who is one of BT Sport's leading cricket commentators.

She played an integral role in the team that delivered the 2017-18 Ashes and also features on our live broadcasts of the Big Bash League and Australia home internationals.

Ali took her first steps into the media when she became a part-time broadcast assistant at BBC Radio Northamptonshire while studying for her A-Levels.

She has since gone on to achieve a host of accolades, such as becoming Britain's first female cricket commentator and the first woman to call the action regularly on the BBC's acclaimed Test Match Special.

Named as the Sports Journalists Association's Sports Broadcaster of the Year for 2013, Ali has worked right across the BBC, including Radio 5 Live, Radio 4, Radio 1, the Asian Network, the World Service and BBC News.

Outside of her BT Sport and BBC roles, she has featured in the commentary box for the likes of Channel 4, Sky Sports, ESPN Star Sports, ESPNcricinfo and ABC Grandstand. 

She has also made written contributions to publications such as The Wisden Cricketer, Wisden Almanack, The Times, Mail on Sunday and The Guardian.

Ali's talents are not just confined to cricket either, as she has also covered multiple Olympics and Commonwealth Games, football, rugby union, tennis, snooker and gymnastics throughout her career.

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