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Honestly couldn't care less about missing out on BBL games and Intl T20s, but I'm furious about not getting ODIs on FTA. ODIs are arguably the best form of cricket because both a batsman's defence and attack are properly tested. To miss out on that is absolutely ridiculous.
Have you watched one day cricket in the last ten years?
 

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If Seven signed a deal where they didn't have the Big Bash finals rights it'll be as big a blunder as Nine signing for the football rights and letting 10 have the finals.
I still can't believe there wasn't a push from 9 to rotate the finals each year. Someone got sacked for that one, surely??
 

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Honestly couldn't care less about missing out on BBL games and Intl T20s, but I'm furious about not getting ODIs on FTA. ODIs are arguably the best form of cricket because both a batsman's defence and attack are properly tested. To miss out on that is absolutely ridiculous.
Nah, ODI's are boring and have been for years.

Every game, we see overs 20-40 with spinners operating at both ends, and the batsmen knocking it around for five singles in an over. Defensive fields don't add to the spectacle either.
 
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Nah, ODI's are boring and have been for years.

Every game, we see overs 20-40 with spinners operating at both ends, and the batsmen knocking it around for five singles in an over. Defensive fields don't add to the spectacle either.
This has not been the case for a while.
 

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Have you watched one day cricket in the last ten years?
Depends on the pitch and the bowling obviously, like all cricket, but last week's ODI was proof of this. Both teams lost early wickets and needed to stabilise before expressing themselves. That's what you want to see and you don't get that in either test cricket or T20 cricket due to the length of the innings.
 

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The people on their high horse about entitlement and privilege are clearly living in their own bubble. It's not just about having to pay for Cricket, it's about having to pay Foxtel every month for a load of ****** channels no one wants.

International Cricket regardless of the format should be on FTA no matter what, there's no excuses for it not to be and Cricket Australia are an utter disgrace for it going down the road of the ECB and locking part of the home summer behind a third party paywall. We're very lucky Channel 9 still have the rights to the Ashes as I have no doubt they would've been Foxtel exclusive too if they didn't.

There is a compromise, the FTA could include the stupid My Kitchen Rules promos etc. with a paid option on other platforms that's ad free with a commentary team focused more on integrity.

The fact our only option is the utterly outdated and greedy Foxtel model really shows Cricket Australia's failure and that they were out for a quick cash grab.
 

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The people on their high horse about entitlement and privilege are clearly living in their own bubble. It's not just about having to pay for Cricket, it's about having to pay Foxtel every month for a load of ****** channels no one wants.

International Cricket regardless of the format should be on FTA no matter what, there's no excuses for it not to be and Cricket Australia are an utter disgrace for it going down the road of the ECB and locking part of the home summer behind a third party paywall. We're very lucky Channel 9 still have the rights to the Ashes as I have no doubt they would've been Foxtel exclusive too if they didn't.

There is a compromise, the FTA could include the stupid My Kitchen Rules promos etc. with a paid option on other platforms that's ad free with a commentary team focused more on integrity.

The fact our only option is the utterly outdated and greedy Foxtel model really shows Cricket Australia's failure and that they were out for a quick cash grab.
Where have you been the last few months?

There's a streaming option now for $25 a month that's just the sport channels - no other "load of ******* channels no one wants" and quite the opposite of an "utterly outdated...Foxtel model."
 

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Where have you been the last few months?

There's a streaming option now for $25 a month that's just the sport channels - no other "load of ******* channels no one wants" and quite the opposite of an "utterly outdated...Foxtel model."
Not everybody can justify spending that. A lot of people literally struggle to pay rent every month, buy nutritious food and other necessities. Yet you just lump them all together and tell them to pay whatever they need to pay in order to watch something they enjoy and have enjoyed for free in the past.

If I hadn't seen you on other boards I'd assume you were bog average conservative.
 

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If you’re struggling to pay the rent I’d say you have bigger issues than the fact you can’t watch ODI’s anymore on free to air
Bigger issues? Sure. More grievance than others about the game being ripped off free to air despite being on the anti-siphoning list and a free to air broadcaster willing to show it? Definitely. They would be more in need of free entertainment than the rest of us.
 

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Two things can be true at once here. It’s obviously in cricket’s best interest for all international games in Australia to be broadcast on FTA TV. You want the game to be as easily accessible to as many people as possible. The average casual viewer will fill the entertainment void with something else if cricket is not front and centre.

However as far as rusted on fans are concerned, we’re not talking about significant sums of money here. It’s $6 a week, for four weeks. If you’re that desperate to watch ODI cricket I’m sure there is some small sacrifice that can be made to come up with that. There are obviously instances where it’s not possible to scrape $6 a week together, but those would be a tiny minority of cases. It’s an annoyance and an inconvenience to pay to watch ODI cricket, sure, but I think the claims being made that it’s so far out of reach for the average Australian are a bit much.

As I said though, these games should be on FTA TV. Terrible decision on CA’s part to put so much at risk for the sake of a few million extra dollars.
 

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Where have you been the last few months?

There's a streaming option now for $25 a month that's just the sport channels - no other "load of ******* channels no one wants" and quite the opposite of an "utterly outdated...Foxtel model."
Thats still an eye watering $300 a year. Fkuc off people arent going to pay that, cricket will just fade away as it deserves too. Hate the pricks who designed this disaster.
 

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If you’re struggling to pay the rent I’d say you have bigger issues than the fact you can’t watch ODI’s anymore on free to air
Bottom line is 2/3rds of Australians just wont bother. Why should they? Its like paying a third of an AFL membership to watch a few odi games on tv that should be and has always been free to air. Astonishing greed and incompetence causing long term harm to our sport from those who are short term custodians of the game.
 
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Where have you been the last few months?

There's a streaming option now for $25 a month that's just the sport channels - no other "load of ******* channels no one wants" and quite the opposite of an "utterly outdated...Foxtel model."
My old man is semi retired, he doesn't have foxtel and doesn't have fast enough internet for a streaming service. But **** him right it's really easy?
 

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My old man is semi retired, he doesn't have foxtel and doesn't have fast enough internet for a streaming service. But **** him right it's really easy?
Or those single mums whose budgets are too stretched but their kids want to watch cricket.

The mothers should pull themselves up by their bootstraps, eh, nobbyiscool?
 

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Just reading Sutherlands comments at the announcement from april 2018. More free to air content than ever he says! Because mens cricket has been replaced by women's cricket!!! To get around anti siphoning laws. The Minister signing off on this should be shot.
It's ridicolous this push of wines sport. Womens sport is ******* terrible. AFLW is horrific and womens cricket is a joke. This force fed propaganda that it's good is ******.
 

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If you’re struggling to pay the rent I’d say you have bigger issues than the fact you can’t watch ODI’s anymore on free to air
It's a simple pleasure and escape for people no matter what their circumstances. Cricket is a game for everyone not just those more fortunate
 

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Looking down on people who might be less fortunate than us?

You sound like a great person.
I didn't realise that we were judging people's character solely on what they thought of a cricket rights deal?

It's a simple pleasure and escape for people no matter what their circumstances. Cricket is a game for everyone not just those more fortunate
I don't know how you cope during footy season - there's a far greater percentage of international cricket on Free to Air than most people get to watch their teams home and away games.
 

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I cant believe old mate (above) is arguing for the current disgrace of a tv deal. The pricks have shut away all mens international 20/20, one dayers and half of the BBL. Effectively replaced it with womens cricket so that that prick Sutherland could announce that there's more cricket than ever!!
 

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I cant believe old mate (above) is arguing for the current disgrace of a tv deal. The pricks have shut away all mens international 20/20, one dayers and half of the BBL. Effectively replaced it with womens cricket so that that prick Sutherland could announce that there's more cricket than ever!!
Is it perfect - no. Is it the end of the world - no. The no International One Dayer's is disappointing, but for at least a decade the pervading feeling by cricket journalists and members of the public were that these were meaningless games that should be scrapped and now people are crying that they can't watch them for free? The Big Bash has the same number of free to air games as it did last year - it hasn't been diminished by foxtel having access to 16 out of 59 games exclusively. My biggest complaint is that Seven has let Foxtel have Saturday nights as exclusive - I was hoping that the exclusives would have been the first part of a double header or mid-week games.

You'd be surprised at how good the Women's cricket can be. Go watch Harmanpreet Kaur hit a six over cover of Elyse Perry do anything and tell me that's not a high level of skill.
 

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Is it perfect - no. Is it the end of the world - no. The no International One Dayer's is disappointing, but for at least a decade the pervading feeling by cricket journalists and members of the public were that these were meaningless games that should be scrapped and now people are crying that they can't watch them for free? The Big Bash has the same number of free to air games as it did last year - it hasn't been diminished by foxtel having access to 16 out of 59 games exclusively. My biggest complaint is that Seven has let Foxtel have Saturday nights as exclusive - I was hoping that the exclusives would have been the first part of a double header or mid-week games.

You'd be surprised at how good the Women's cricket can be. Go watch Harmanpreet Kaur hit a six over cover of Elyse Perry do anything and tell me that's not a high level of skill.
Women's cricket is a ******* joke. Don't pretend it isn't.
 
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