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Many favourites from the BBC's legendary Test Match Special radio team will be broadcasting during the World Cup along with some less familiar voices, including a female commentator from the West Indies.

Leading the team is Jonathan Agnew, former Leicestershire and England bowler and the BBC's cricket correspondent.

For the first time "Aggers" will be splitting his time with the BBC's television coverage during the World Cup.

[ image: Christopher Martin-Jenkins]
Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Christopher Martin-Jenkins was BBC cricket correspondent until Agnew took over the role in 1991.

But "CMJ" has remained an important member of the radio commentary team alongside his full-time role covering the game in the national press.

The name, voice and unique style of Henry Blofeld is known to cricket fans all over the world.

"Blowers" turned out for Cambridge University but it is as a commentator rather than player that he is best known.

He has worked all over the world for various organisations and is almost as famous for spotting buses and pigeons as he is for describing the action.

Donna Symmonds was the first female cricket commentator to take to the BBC's airwaves when she broadcast during England's last tour of the West Indies, but she has years of experience in the Caribbean.

A Barbadian lawyer, she has also worked as a special sports envoy to the country's Ministry of Tourism.

Tasmanian-born Tim Lane has been working as a commentator for over 25 years, covering cricket, Australian Rules football and Olympic and Commonwealth Games for ABC Radio and Television.

Tim is a semi-retired jogger and has successfully run five marathons in his time. He is also a keen golfer and has taken time off to caddy for an Australian golfer in Europe.

Keep checking back for more up-to-date news as more cricketing legends sign-up to the BBC Radio team.

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