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Alastair Cook offered commentary stint for England’s 2019 tour of the West Indies

Alastair Cook could turn to commentary as soon as 2019 according to latest reports

Sport360 staff 2018/09/09

Alastair Cook might still be playing his final Test but the commentary gigs have already started pouring in for the England opener.

According to a report by ESPNCricinfo, Cook has been offered a commentary stint by TalkSport for England’s tour of the West Indies.

England’s two-month tour of the West Indies takes place at the start of 2019 and Cook could join the likes of David Lloyd, Darren Gough and Mark Nicholas if he takes up the commentary stint.

The 33-year-old opening batsman announced his decision to retire from international cricket following the culmination of the final Test against India.

Cook received a guard of honour from India in his final Test.

The left-hander will continue turning out for Essex in the County Championship with whom he has extended his deal until 2021.

If Cook does take up the commentary stint with TalkSport, he will follow in the footsteps of many former England skippers who have taken to punditry following the end of the playing careers.

Michael Atherton, Michael Vaughan and Geoffrey Boycott are just some of the former England captains who have turned to television or radio commentary post their respective retirements.

According to the report, Cook is yet to make a call on the offer but the signs are that the Englishman will not be short of career options once he finally hangs up his cricketing boots.

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