While this series of the Ashes may not be the most awaited in history, it’s still cricket time. From the press release:

With a long-held reputation for first-class cricket broadcasting, Nine’s Wide World of Sports will showcase never-seen-before technology and other innovations in content and coverage to make the 2010-11 showdown between Australia and England the best Ashes series ever seen on television.

The great Richie Benaud will present the Ashes series for Wide World of Sports and lead an expert team of cricket commentators. Joining him in the commentary box will be Bill Lawry, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Michael Slater, Mark Nicholas and Shane Warne. Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist will be a special guest commentator throughout the season. With a combined 190 years of commentary experience, Nine’s broadcasting team will give viewers the best possible Ashes coverage.

As the players break for lunch each day during the Ashes, Nine’s Simon O’Donnell will present The Cricket Show, bringing viewers match highlights and updates, opinions, first session recaps, player profiles, The Lunchtime Grill, international and domestic viewer emails and live coaching clinics – plus all the latest news in the world of cricket. O’Donnell will be joined on The Cricket Show by members of Nine’s expert commentary team throughout the season.

As part of Nine’s multi-platform offering, the Wide World of Sports website wideworldofsports.com.au is the ultimate online destination for cricket lovers throughout the Vodafone Ashes Series. With regular breaking news, live scores, in-depth statistics and expert opinion from the commentary team, it is the perfect complement to Nine’s live broadcast.

Morning Rich, Morning all...

Vodafone Ashes Series

November 25-29: Australia v England, Brisbane – LIVE 9.30am AEDT

December 3-7: Australia v England, Adelaide  – LIVE 9.30am AEDT

December 16-20: Australia v England, Perth  – LIVE 9.30am AEDT

December 26-30: Australia v England, Melbourne  – LIVE 9.30am AEDT

January 3-7: Australia v England, Sydney  – LIVE 9.30am AEDT

Johnnie Walker All*Star Twenty20

November 21: Brisbane – LIVE 6.30pm AEDT

 KFC Twenty20 Internationals

January 12: Australia v England, Adelaide – LIVE 6.30pm AEDT

January 14: Australia v England, Melbourne – LIVE 6.30pm AEDT

 Women’s Twenty20 Matches

January 12: Australia v England, Adelaide – 2.00pm AEDT

January 14: Australia v England, Melbourne – 2.00pm AEDT

Commonwealth Bank Series

January 16: Australia v England, Melbourne – LIVE 1.00pm AEDT

January 21: Australia v England, Hobart – LIVE 1.00pm AEDT

January 23: Australia v England, Sydney – LIVE 1.00pm AEDT

January 26: Australia v England, Adelaide – LIVE 1.00pm AEDT

January 30: Australia v England, Brisbane – LIVE 1.00pm AEDT

February 2: Australia v England, Sydney – LIVE 1.00pm AEDT

February 6: Australia v England, Perth – LIVE 1.00pm AEDT

NB: Broadcast times are subject to change. Please check local TV guides.