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holybishop

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After enjoying Fox's coverage of the cricket its painful going back to FTA for the tennis. Potato picture quality and incessant Uber eat ads.
 

Park cricketer

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Came across this video on twitter.


I know that the AFL is a very popular sport in Australia but was surprised by the crowd number for the women's AFL. I can't imagine any women's cricket match attracting such a crowd barring possibly the women's ODI world cup final that happened at Lords last time. And apparently it's on FTA as well. Has Cricket Australia shot in its foot by putting cricket behind the paywall? I know test cricket is still fta but how many kids these days watch a test match, they would rather watch more fast paced formats like t20s or switch to other sports in their absence.

I wonder if cricket will become a minority sport in Australia like it happened in England after cricket was put behind paywall in 2005.
 
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Came across this video on twitter.


I know that the AFL is a very popular sport in Australia but was surprised by the crowd number for the women's AFL. I can't imagine any women's cricket match attracting such a crowd barring possibly the women's ODI world cup final that happened at Lords last time. And apparently it's on FTA as well. Has Cricket Australia shot in its foot by putting cricket behind the paywall? I know test cricket is still fta but how many kids these days watch a test match, they would rather watch more fast paced formats like t20s or switch to other sports in their absence.

I wonder if cricket will become a minority sport in Australia like it happened in England after cricket was put behind paywall in 2005.
Free entry, no competition, first game of the season - and yes, some people just want to watch footy and nothing else.
 

big_e

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Came across this video on twitter.


I know that the AFL is a very popular sport in Australia but was surprised by the crowd number for the women's AFL. I can't imagine any women's cricket match attracting such a crowd barring possibly the women's ODI world cup final that happened at Lords last time. And apparently it's on FTA as well. Has Cricket Australia shot in its foot by putting cricket behind the paywall? I know test cricket is still fta but how many kids these days watch a test match, they would rather watch more fast paced formats like t20s or switch to other sports in their absence.

I wonder if cricket will become a minority sport in Australia like it happened in England after cricket was put behind paywall in 2005.
First women's game for Geelong, first footy of any kind since September, free entry, etc, etc, etc. Perfect storm.
 

Damon_3388

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Came across this video on twitter.


I know that the AFL is a very popular sport in Australia but was surprised by the crowd number for the women's AFL. I can't imagine any women's cricket match attracting such a crowd barring possibly the women's ODI world cup final that happened at Lords last time. And apparently it's on FTA as well. Has Cricket Australia shot in its foot by putting cricket behind the paywall? I know test cricket is still fta but how many kids these days watch a test match, they would rather watch more fast paced formats like t20s or switch to other sports in their absence.

I wonder if cricket will become a minority sport in Australia like it happened in England after cricket was put behind paywall in 2005.
How about we stop playing into stereotypes and making assumptions on what kids prefer, and just force feed them whatever we've got?

When I was a kid, cricket was cricket, and I was happy to watch either Tests or One Dayers, internationals or state cricket. I just wanted to watch. Kids will watch, if you give it to them.
 
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