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  1. Broken

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    After the troubles in South Africa it would have been in CAs favour to bring the upcoming summer to as much of the population as possible rather than the 3 million(?) Foxtel subscribers.
    From where I see it, denying it from the non-Foxtel subscribers can only see people turn away.
    Personally I'm not a die hard cricket fan, but always took an interest over the summer while it was on FTA, this summer I barely know when games are on or who we are playing and I don't really care.
     
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  2. Van_Dyke

    Van_Dyke Brownlow Medallist

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    it was only streamed for free because Kayo wasn’t ready
     
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    I've never heard Atapattu either. Given the usual standard of Sri Lankan commentators though I can't say I'm optimistic there.

    Chopra's at least a good writer which leaves me at least somewhat confident. I think him and Bhogle are probably the most level-headed of the potential Indian commentators (alongside Dravid) which is a bonus.

    Seems like apart from McGrath they've generally tried to hire guys on their commentary skills rather than how good they were as a cricketer, which is a bonus.
     
  5. Kyptastic

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    Copeland's apparently skipping the next Shield game so he can commentate on the Adelaide Test. Big call for him
     
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    Plugger35 The umpires are always right!

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    I'm still disgusted by the fact that CA have put all these international ODIs and T20s behind a paywall.

    Basically a whole month where cricket isn't on FTA.

    Sure you can watch them on Kayo or Foxtel or whatever but how many kids are going to be able to do that unless their parents will do that for them.

    A generations of kids will be lost to the game.

    So short sighted, all for a few extra dollars.
     
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    My cricket loving kids should not have to pay to watch their national team on TV in their home country. It's a ******* disgrace
     
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    He's never getting picked for Australia again and needs to look towards life after cricket
     
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    Most would have internet.
    Just live stream it.
    If you really want to watch.
     
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    Live stream it from where?

    Also....shouldn't bloody have to
     
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    Totally agree you shouldn't have to.
    Just go to search engine and type cricket live stream and take your pick.
     
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    he's gonna look like a genius when 3 bowlers mysteriously get injured the morning of the test
     
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    So if Lyon, Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins are bowling pies, i doubt Trent Copeland criticise his NSW mates.
     
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    There are plenty of cricket matches involving Australia that aren't on FTA. They've just added another half dozen. It's not that big a deal, tbh.
     
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    Not on home soil there isn't...it's bloody cricket season and my young blokes want to watch it on TV
     
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    Welcome to the 21st century.
     
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    Righto mate..how bout you pay my subscription then?
     
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    I can't afford one for myself. It's really not the end of the world.
     
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    I absolutely understand that a lot of people live pretty tightly financially.

    But "welcome to the 21st century" is a pretty appropriate reply. In a developed world that has quickly moved away from terrestrial television and is watching their network tv online or through apps, and watching series and movies through iTunes and Netflix, it's not like you're locked into 70 bucks a month for Foxtel any more. While they're still ironing out the kinks in Kayo sports, being able to watch all this for 25 bucks is a game changer that, to me, makes it far less offensive that a code like cricket would sell a few games to pay television. (That's without mentioning that, when you're playing a big country ie. England and India, it takes literally 30 seconds to find a "free" stream.)
     
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    Its a disastrous decision

    Cricket is in a very vulnerable position in Australia at the moment.

    It used to be a premier sport that is now becoming secondary

    I think this summer we will see it by indian fan attendance at games becoming almost embarrassing compared to the lukewarm australian support.
     
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    there's a 14 day free trial for Kayo.
     
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    It's not that hard to find free streams for tech savvy adults but would kids or elderly people be able to watch games like that? Most probably wouldn't bother.

    CA are lucky India are touring here as the crowds would probably be disastrous like they were for the South Africa games here.
     
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    The games I fear for are the Tests against Sri Lanka, the crowd for those might be lamentable particularly if India touch us up.
     
  25. dtm06

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    I'll be interested to see what we get in Brisbane. We've always blamed low crowds on early November tests but we've got a day night test over the Australia day weekend this summer so it'll be hard to make excuses. If we are thrashed by India though it won't help.
     
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