Originally Posted by Poker Boy
I said people in Britain wouldn't stand for it. If the Aussies want her, good luck to them. But I'm sure if Sky thought the British people would stand for it they would employ one. Each country is different! I'm convinced it will never happen in Britain. IMO men's sports should be played, umpired commentated on and hosted by MEN.
Hahaha. I didn't realise they still made people like you, my God.
Seriously, she hosted the biggest sporting event in the world on another channel and was so well recieved that 9 specifically picked her out for the job and brought her over. Of course people would "stand for it", because most people aren't so unbelievably narrow-minded as to believe that a woman isn't capable of standing there with a microphone and reporting on the weather or interviewing someone, and because she's perfectly good at her job.
And incidentally, you're defeating your own argument by pointing out numerous instances in which women have
been involved with cricket presentation in England. Australia has only had one female presenter on the cricket before as well, but now they will have another one. Obviously there are relatively few women who are qualified for the position of a full time commentator, as women don't generally spend their adult lives as professional cricketers and knowledge of the game is a key element to commentary, but the idea that a woman can't even be involved
with presenting the program is so absurd it's unbelievable. I bet you there's female camera operators, female technicians behind the scenes, female makeup staff and so on involved with presenting the cricket in England as well.