Despite Dean Jones being dropped by Ten Sports, a Dubai-based channel, for comments deemed racist 3AW have said his summer hosting role is safe at this stage.

Jones was apparently heard by viewers of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa  say “the terrorist has got another wicket” when Hashim Amla took the catch that dismissed Kumar Sangakkara. He has  admitted making the comment and apologisedJones hosts the weekend Sports program on 3AW over summer. Program Director Clark Forbes said, He is still a, quote-unquote, required player. We wouldn’t be changing our contractual arrangements on that basis.”

It was not for the station to “think anything” about his comments, Forbes said.

“He’ll be signing a new contract shortly … what happened in Sri Lanka would not have any bearing on what he’ll be doing with us.”