Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

ITV announced that its Technical Director Roger Pearce has sadly passed away.

The death of Pearce, who was in charge of broadcasting the World Cup tournament in Qatar this winter, was announced by the network ahead of the Group B match between the USA and Wales on Tuesday evening.

ITV has announced that Coach Roger Pearce has passed away.

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ITV has announced that Coach Roger Pearce has passed away.Credits: SVG Europe
Pearce was responsible for the broadcast of the World Cup in Qatar.

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Pearce was responsible for the broadcast of the World Cup in Qatar.Credits: SVG Europe

Sharing the devastating news, ITV Sports presenter Mark Pougatch said: “We have very sad news for you here from Qatar.

“Roger Pearce, ITV’s Technical Director, was here preparing for the eighth World Cup.

“Roger and his team are amazing people who bring the paintings into your homes and make everything come true.”

He continued: “Roger was a highly respected figure in the TV sports broadcast industry.”

Mark said: “For ITV, he was instrumental in the logistical planning and delivery of the Rugby World Cups as well as the football World Cups and Euros.

“He always had a smile on his face and left a smile on your face. He was extremely dedicated, professional, charming and extremely popular. He will be missed by many in the industry and at home.”