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Cricket back on free-to-air TV?

 



Mr. T
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May 17, 2017, 8:03 PM

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Well, possibly a few T20s and ODIs, probably not Tests (at first anyway) but at least an admission of error:
https://www.theguardian.com/...cket-free-air-tv-ecb


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May 18, 2017, 6:32 AM

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But it will all be too late - by the time any cricket does come back to terrestrial, it'll have been more than a decade since it was there.

It's impossible to conceive now that broadcasters would have non-stop coverage of games, and that we could have talents like Benaud sagely commenting on the ebb and flow of the game.

Nor that we could have magical summers like 2005 when as that Ashes series grew in intensity, it really did seem the entire nation was captivated by the cricket.

Cricket has, at the top level, become, as another poster put it, "baseball with stumps".

TV media are also not what it was - folk just seem to want instant updates and condensed highlights on their iPhone and the thought of watching a match slowly develop through periods of high drama and then utter tedium has -sadly in my view - become about as possible in this "modern" era as say going to work in a horse and carriage.


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May 18, 2017, 8:55 AM

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Shall I ring the ECB and tell them not to bother? Wink


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May 18, 2017, 12:22 PM

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From my point of view, yes, nip down to your local payphone and give them a bell (but not Ian)

Too little and too late.

Or can you convince me to the contrary?


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Re: [broodleyhoo] Cricket back on free-to-air TV? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Too little if as described but who knows? The five main UK terrestrial channels would not wish to schedule Tests but it's possible that a Freeview channel could be made available. Don't underestimate the appetite for Test match cricket.

 
 


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