O’Keeffe to retire from ABC Grandstand

Staff Writer

ABC radio cricket commentator Kerry O'Keeffe is retiring after 13 years.

He announced that the Sydney Test will be his last.

He made the announcement during the final session of day two of the Boxing Day Test.

"I've thought long and hard about it for a number of years, a number of weeks really. You know when your time is up and after 13 summers with ABC Grandstand I'm retiring from cricket broadcasting.

"I'm going nowhere else, not entertaining anything. I've just had the best 13 years.

"But I know it's time and these 13 years have changed my life with ABC Grandstand.

"I thought I'd last one Test. I knew my commentary style was not what the ABC listener was used to. I had a terrific ride and it's time for somebody else to have a crack."

Hear the audio of O'Keeffe's announcement :-
or hear it here

ABC Grandstand manager Craig Norenbergs said:

"Kerry has been a great asset to our cricket commentary team and has helped deliver the premier cricket radio broadcast in the country.

"He's been a firm favourite with cricket-loving audiences across Australia and will be missed both by the audience and the ABC Grandstand team."

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