Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's Not Cricket

I am just now following on CricInfo the opening session of the 1st cricket test between Australia and South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The scoreboard reads 18/2. Batting for Australia are Michael Hussey (2,900 test runs at 59.4) and Ricky Ponting (10,700 runs at 57.0), facing Dale Steyn (156 test wickets at 22.8) and Makhaya Ntini (378 wickets at 28.3).

It doesn't get any better. This is the pinnacle of the sport. It's even on at prime time. Yet Sky TV, which manages to show all manner of inane novelty sports, and endless highlights packages of irrelevant rugby, league and 20/20 cricket matches, is not showing any coverage. Right now we have a juvenile 'magazine' style show and three channels of golf. This is what we get for our subscription fee?

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