Codemasters Snap Up a Host of Cricket Stars For Ashes 2009
Written Thursday, June 18, 2009 By Dan WebbView author's profile
Codemasters today announced that English big-hitter Kevin Pietersen and Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting would be the cover stars for Ashes Cricket 2009 in the UK and Australia respectively.
Codemasters also announced that they had secured the services of cricket legends, Sir Ian "Beefy" Botham and Shane "Beefcake" Warne, taking on commentary duties and hosting the game's Legends mode.
“Recording commentary for the game was a lot of fun and I am really pleased with the result. It’s always good to have some banter with Beefy,” commented Warne. “I played in eight Ashes Series and it’s an amazing feeling to represent your country on the biggest stage. Hopefully Ashes Cricket 2009 will allow cricket fans a taste of what that feels like.”
Botham added: “I’m sure cricket fans in England, Australia and all around the world will have a lot of fun playing against each other on Ashes Cricket 2009. I’m very pleased to be involved in the game and hope that the people who play it enjoy the Legends Mode. In 2005 we all saw what kind of positive effect a successful Ashes series can have on the country and hopefully the boys can emulate that this year.”
Ashes Cricket 2009 will be out in August ... You know ... when the Ashes is nearly over ... *facepalm*
First test kicks off on the 8th of July, who's your money on?