Who’s Who in Cricket: Mel Jones

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Career Highlights

Current Role
Director, Cricket Australia (Dec 2019 – Present) 
Cricket Commentator & Presenter, FOX SPORTS Australia (Jun 2018 – Present)
Cricket Commentator, 1116 SEN (Aug 2018 – Present) 
Commentator, SKY (2002 – Present) 
Indian Premier League – Cricket Commentator, BCCI (Mar 2015 – Present) 
Sports Commentator, BBC (Jan 2009 – Present) 
Change Our Game Ambassador, Victorian Government (Nov 2016 – Present) 
Commentator / Presenter / Key Note / Emcee, Mel Jones Media (Jun 2000 – Present) 
Commentator / Presenter, Caribbean Premier League (Aug 2017 – Present) 
Big Bash Cricket Commentator, Network Ten (Dec 2015 – Present) 
Sports Commentator, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (Oct 2015 – Present) 
Podcast Host, Butterfly Effect Podcast (Apr 2016 – Present) 
Commentator, Pakistan Super League (Jan 2017 – Present)
APL & AO Commentator, Bowls Australia (Jul 2016 – Present) 

Previous Roles
Commentator, SKY Sports UK (2002 – 2008) 
Commentator, Nine Entertainment Co. (Oct 2009 – Mar 2018) 
Talent Manager – International, TLA Australia (2010 – Oct 2016)
Independent Board Member, Bowls Australia, (Aug 2014 – 2016) 
Ambassador, Red Dust (2009 – 2015) 
Cricket Without Borders, Ambassador for Cricket Without Borders (2011 – 2014)
Schools and Female Development Coordinator, Cricket Victoria (2005 – 2009)


Melanie “Mel” Jones is an English-born Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer. Jones was a member of Australia’s women’s national cricket team from 1998-2005. 

Jones has held numerous roles subsequent to her playing career. On the administrative side, she is a Director at Cricket Australia, which she joined in December 2019. Jones also has extensive history with sports commentary. Currently she is a commentator for several sports channels and stations such as; FOX SPORTS Australia, 1116 SEN, SKY, BBC and others. In 2015, Jones was announced as one of four female commentators to commentate on the 2015 Indian Premier League.

Previously, Jones was a Talent Manager with Elite Sports Properties, and worked closely with some of Australia’s best female talent across team and individual sports as well as a host of Australian cricketers and Olympians. Jones has served as an ambassador and supporter of Red Dust – a non-profit which focuses on health initiatives in Australian Aboriginal communities – and a member of the Bowls Australia Board. 

Jones is a graduate of Victoria University where she received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement in 1997.


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