Originally Posted by social
The game was dying under the ICC at the time.
I think this statement a little extreme.
The Test series in Aust in the mid 70s attracted huge crowds.
The WC had started in England in 1975, I am sure it would have grown without Packer.
Cricket in India and Pakistan was still the No. 1 sport.
The Windies were showing signs of being the No. 1 team in the world.
You must remember why Packer wanted the 'rights" because the game was popular. Apart from that though I agree Packer was good for the game.