Fox Cricket Coverage


#710

2 Nations 1 Obsession was quite a good (two part) doco by Fox.

Certainly changed my attitude towards the Indians.

  • For decades treated as second class on the international cricket stage
  • Were always dictated to by Australia and England in the boardroom
  • Have a much deeper respect for the spirit of cricket than Australian yobbos.

#711

Two Nations was produced by the Cricket Australia media unit I believe, who did the Ashes Forged in Fire doco last year.


#712

Guys my point was (sorry if it was missed) Nine’s coverage was heavily criticised for years now, Crawley and McNamara were still at the helm for a lot of it and certainly when previous set-up was done.

Barham on the other hand, produced critically lauded coverage for Ten’s BBL.


#713

Oh but it’s not on Nine now, so it’s fine. :face_with_hand_over_mouth::man_facepalming:


#714

Both those produced by Dickson Films, same people behind the various AFL Grand Final docos.


#715

Don’t understand the need for a ‘pissing contest’ - determining which coverage is ‘better’ is such a subjective thing based on personal preferences that you can’t have an ‘objective’ answer.


#716

#717

It’s been confirmed Hindi commentary will be available on Kayo for the rest of Australia v India test series, starting with the second test in Perth from today.


#718

Interesting that Fox Cricket and Cricket Australia are using the Perth Stadium name and not naming rights holder Optus Stadium.

This differs to Fox Footy during the AFL season. They would reference the Optus Stadium name.


#719

Allan Border commentating for the first time this test series on Fox Cricket.


#720

Maybe FOX doesn’t want to use the Optus name because they are part owned by competitor Telstra.


#721

During the cricket season it is officially known as Perth Stadium. While during the AFL season it is officially known as Optus Stadium.


#722

Same on Seven. Mel McLaughlin accidently stuffed it up saying “Optus Stadium” before immediately correcting and eye rolling.


#723

Seems strange. Any idea why this is the case?


#724

Someone forgot to tell Optus Stadium…

Or is it CA having a whinge about not having Optus as a sponsor anymore and looking to replace them with another telecommunication partner?

Doubt there’s anything official about it other than a CA directive.


#725

Maybe Optus only paid the AFL for naming rights


#726

All international cricket matches at the venue will use the Perth Stadium moniker because of Cricket Australia’s contractual obligations, which prevent stadium names being used.


#727

The only way Optus Stadium name can be used for cricket matches is when the telco becomes a CA sponsor again.


#728

Fox Cricket Exclusive: Ten Years On

Fox Cricket Exclusive - 9.50pm AEDT Monday

Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee

One decade on from the infamous ‘Monkeygate’ incident, FOX CRICKET will deliver an exclusive insight when it airs the documentary special Ten Years On at 9.50pm AEDT on Monday, December 17.

Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee sit down together to revisit their version of events that transpired during the 2008 New Years Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

This raw, candid and honest look back at this historic Test Cricket match captures the highs and lows of the dramatic rivalry between Australia and India.

Ten Years On will air following Cricket 360 on Day 4 of FOX CRICKET’S coverage the Second Test v India in Perth, available LIVE and ad-break free during play on FOX CRICKET.


#729

Have to say I have been enjoying the overs where there is no commentary and all you hear is the sounds from the stump mic.