- Oct 7, 2014
- AFL Club
Sad to see the way ODI's have really fallen from favour amongst the public here in Australia in recent years. Used to be mostly always packed to the rafters and was always a big event and great to watch on TV.
I've also noticed over the past season or two that the Big Bash League is struggling for attendances.
The first three matches in this season's BBL have produced generally very disappointing crowd figures.
Opening night at the Gabba drew 26,784 but last night's fixture at the SCG pulled only 13,247, tonight's match at Geelong saw a miserable 8,421 turn up.
The days of packed stadiums, big drawcards and great excitement in that competition appear to be fading.
T20 cricket has seriously hurt the longer forms, but the problem is no one really cares about t20.. it's just light entertainment, there's no die hards... the crowds are just adults who find it mildly entertaining and kids who enjoy the flashy lights...
It's a soulless cash-grab of a game played by plastic franchises filled with mercenaries.