Monday, 23 March 2015

Cricket and Television

The quarter-final match between New Zealand and West Indies which I followed on Cricinfo, was an exciting match dominated by big hitting and a fabulous 237 not out by Martin Guptill, yet it was not broadcast on free television.  This is the ICC World Cup and Channel 9 did not screen the quarter final matches unless Australia was playing. Come on now, Australia has plenty of cricket lovers who would have enjoyed viewing all the quarter finals and I am quite certain the viewer ratings would have been higher than for the rubbish that was shown at that time on Channel 9 and on Gem.

I can understand the reluctance to show all of the pool play matches, but the quarter-finals are a bit special.  Australian television, get your act together, we can't all afford pay TV!

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