One thing that always irritated me about that Fox scorebar was the fact the text for the away team was always more squished than the home team. They literally have a bar across the whole bottom of the screen but they couldn’t make sure the gap for the away team was a couple of mm wider to fit the name at the same proportions as the home team.
I’d say it had more to do with the fact they were limiting the info to fit inside the 4:3 aspect ratio, so after the scores and time are put in, there would be no room for anything else. From memory the clock used to disappear to be able to show interchanges.
That, and having continuously rolling stats in a game as fast paced as AFL with few breaks in play is completely unnecessary and would detract from watching the actual game.
Fox have had quite a number of different graphics styles through the years. There was the red one (most famous for Brendan Fevola's goal), the bar, an orange and blue one, the yellow and blue bar (see below), the red bar, the flags, and now the abbreviations boxes.
I just don't know why 7 did the Big Bash graphics the way they did. Make the actual score the prime focus. My attempt at trying to move stats around a bit. Personally I would be happy to see the batsmen and bowler stats to only appear periodically like they used to ten years ago but I know that ship seems to have sailed.