Cricket Part II


The only thing I learnt form the cricket saga was that Roxy and Warner’s wife make a hot couple. There must’ve been 10 news articles which unnecessarily added the line PR Queen Roxy Jacenko just so they could copy in the money shot of the 2 of them together. Given the word connection between PR and porrn they didn’t even need a view up main street to create the clickable image.


So Clarke is offering to come back and captain the team…what a flog


At the very least, have Channel 9 fill their team without Clarke, then have CA tell Clarke to FRO.


Pat Cummins, the Mumbai Indians fast bowler, has been ruled out of the 2018 IPL season with a back issue. Cricket Australia has said Cummins has “bone oedema in his vertebrae”, and that he will sit out the tournament to ensure he does not aggravate his condition any further.

“Pat experienced some back soreness during the fourth Test in South Africa. Follow-up scans have confirmed that he has bone oedema in his vertebrae,” said Australia physio David Beakley. "It is important that Pat has time off bowling, to prevent the injury becoming more serious and consequently we have made the decision to rule Pat out of the IPL.


just when you thought things couldn’t get worse.


Starc, Rabada and now Cummins miss the IPL after that series.


9 Network lose the domestic cricket rights for Australia.
Foxtel to get the rights, they will partner with either 7 or 10 networks where needed.


Not sure it’s a good move. Would think most people have foxtel at home but are probably at work (where there wouldn’t be foxtel) when the test matches are on


No more BBL on 10 :frowning:


That’s very sad, in the traditional sense.
But Nine has crapped all over their legacy for the last decade, so it’s nowhere near as sad as it should be.


I legitimately know no one with Foxtel.


Seven and Foxtel nab cricket broadcasting rights in $1 billion deal

Jennifer Duke13 April 2018 — 8:33am

Seven West Media will become the next free-to-air broadcaster for cricket and end Nine’s four-decade stranglehold on the sport, but a large number of matches could be held back for pay-TV in a $1 billion deal to be announced on Friday.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp-controlled Foxtel will pay for the majority of the rights in a deal that will re-shape the broadcast landscape for Australia’s most popular summer sport.

The new deal will mean Nine is no longer the home of Test cricket, and Ten loses ownership of the Big Bash League rights.

Sources close to the discussions say Foxtel could broadcast One Day Internationals and International Twenty20 games on pay-TV exclusively.

This is a potentially controversial move because these matches are listed on the anti-siphoning list, which keeps certain sporting events available for all Australians on free-to-air networks. Only about a third of Australian households have Foxtel.

Under the deal expected to be announced, it’s likely Seven would simulcast the tests and 43 Big Bash League matches, though it is not expected to get the prized digital rights under the deal.

How the volatile fight for cricket rights could reshape Australian media
Digital rights were a sticking point for some of the free-to-air broadcasters during the negotiations, including Nine and Ten, which had resubmitted a joint bid for five years of cricket totalling $900 million.

A statement from Network Ten chief executive Paul Anderson expressed his disappointment with the decision.

“We are disappointed that our bid for the cricket television rights was rejected," he said.

“Network Ten turned the Big Bash League into the television phenomenon it is today and one of the most popular sports in Australia, a sport that all Australians were able enjoy for free. We had planned to extend that innovation to other forms of the game," he said.

“Network Ten and our BBL team led by David Barham revolutionised the way cricket is broadcast in Australia and attracted new, younger viewers to the game.

“At the same time, we invested heavily in the Women’s Big Bash League, broadcasting matches in prime time for the first time and raising its profile significantly.”

Seven had been blindsided by Nine’s $60 million bid for tennis rights, but this new deal would fill its summer sports schedule.

A statement from a Nine spokesman said the network was “immensely proud” of its decades long association with cricket.

Nine has future deals to cover the next ashes series from England and the ODI World Cup in the UK, both in 2019, and two T20 World Cups in Australia in 2020.

“But most of all Nine is excited by our new partnership with Tennis Australia," the spokesman said.

"A partnership that enables us to further evolve our business model into a new future. A partnership built on common values and vision to mutually build the game and Nine’s business as we connect with more audiences the way they choose.

“Our focus remains on the cross platform opportunities in front of us and finding the best ways to continue to create value for our shareholders in to the future.”

Foxtel recently said it had taken its bid for cricket off the table after Fairfax Media revealed it had made an aggressive offer.

Seven and Cricket Australia declined to comment. Nine and News Corp have been contacted for comment.


Thank goodness. Hopefully it means the end of guys like Healy and slater.


fark foxtel. seriously.


I don’t mind seeing the back of the Nine commentary team, it passed it’s use-by date a long time ago. I’m excited to see what the new landscape will offer and what it will look like.


Fark Rupert Murdoch.

and Fark Carlton. Sure they had nothing to do with this, but fark them anyway.


Nine didn’t want it anyway I thought

They going after/have the tennis.

Make more from that coverage & outlays better for only setting up in one location over a shorter time period than all the cricket.

People are going to care even less about cricket for near future as well


I have Poxtel and I don’t like this. I don’t think it’s good, medium/long term for cricket, or for the average cricket fan. It’s just James “what’s a clue” Sutherland thinking money is the holy grail.

And I am disappointed that 10 have lost the Big Bash. Thought they did a good job, and brought a fair level of improvement to cricket broadcasting.


Seven will do all the Test matches plus 43 games of the BBL.

Fox to do the ODIs and T20 internationals plus 16 games of the BBL.


I reckon 7 will ‘poach’ most of their.commentators.