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    Best coverage

    In the view of fans around the world, which tv station give the best coverage.

    Channel 4 (England)
    Sky Sports (England)
    Channel 9 (Australia)
    Ten Sports (asia)
    or any others. These, in my opinion are the best 4, but based on comentators, quantity and quality of coverage, what do you think is the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12th Man
    In the view of fans around the world, which tv station give the best coverage.

    Channel 4 (England)
    Sky Sports (England)
    Channel 9 (Australia)
    Ten Sports (asia)
    or any others. These, in my opinion are the best 4, but based on comentators, quantity and quality of coverage, what do you think is the best?
    Im glad someone has made this thread! I truly believe that Channel 9 Australia is by far the best of seen, although i havent seen Ten Sports in Asia... Sky Sports is simply terrible!! i had to struggle through the commentators and coverage in the England Vs South Africa game recently *shudders*
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    I love Channel 9's coverage. Sky was decent, and Fox Sports are alright when having international tours eg. Ind vs. South Africa (I'm not sure if its actually called Fox Sports or what not) but give me 9 anyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    I love Channel 9's coverage. Sky was decent, and Fox Sports are alright when having international tours eg. Ind vs. South Africa (I'm not sure if its actually called Fox Sports or what not) but give me 9 anyday.

    Tony Greig, Bill Lawry and Richie Benaud will always do it for me.
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    Channel 9

    Channel 9 is my favourite, followed by sky. They have the best commentators. I watch 9's coverage of aussie test matches on sky

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    I have never heard Channel 4 but their commentary repetoire is very impresive and I am sure I would love them

    NZL commentary - guys like Ian Smith rock. The commentary from NZL is always the most insightful
    West Indies coverage - I love it a lot with Tony Cozier/Holding
    ESPN-Star is pretty good with Boycott (who has been absent for 2 months now),Akram,Gavaskar,Shastri,Bhogle among others
    Channel 9 - Ian Healy is my favourite from 9 right now
    Broadcasts rom South Africa have some crap commentators but have lot of cool stats

    Zimbabwe coverage - The coverage is of a good standard althouh the cricket always isnt.
    Ten Sports - love Manjrekar and its watchable presentation
    Sony - Charu Sharma, Mandira Bedi, Srikkanth are really bad as a combo
    Sky Sports - most boring ever
    Doordarshan - okay it even worse than sky sports!

    Some times countries have switched coverages like Sky doing the commentary in South Africa but these are essentially how the coverage is in a home nation most of the time. Like ESPN showed cricket from Australia for India when India last toured there but usually its Channel 9 in Australia.
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    The best ever coverage of a particular series in India, IMO, has been ESPN Star's, of the 1999 World Cup in England.
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    I personally like the NZ commentators best. And after that the English Channel 4 commentary.

    The worst most definately is PTV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beleg
    I personally like the NZ commentators best. And after that the English Channel 4 commentary.

    The worst most definately is PTV.
    Maybe,but DD Sports is the worse in my opinion...They are in such a hurry to show commercials between overs that sometimes they tend to cut the last ball of almost every over and sometimes the first ball of the next over
    ...Sometimes I dont even know if an LBW appeal is made on the last ball of an over whether it was given out or not out

    Commentary is decent although hindi commentary is totally crap

    Among the best I think its gotta be Channel 9...also my favourite commentator happens to be Tony Greig
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    Well the commentary in the recent Aus - Pak series we received was terrible IMO, dont know who that was. I prefer Sky to Channel 4 (cant stand Nicholas) but i would be eternally grateful if they would drop Willis.

    Bumble is my favorite commentator
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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    Well the commentary in the recent Aus - Pak series we received was terrible IMO, dont know who that was. I prefer Sky to Channel 4 (cant stand Nicholas) but i would be eternally grateful if they would drop Willis.

    Bumble is my favorite commentator
    I'm still wondering what were Channel 9 doing getting Waqar to commentate.

    Waqar should stay with Hindi commentary for ESPN Star.

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    I thought the old Supersport stuff in SA rocked, although we now get a Sky feed and only the good old Curry cup is on SS..

    I love David Llloyd and AAD, especially when they commentate together, but I am not a fan of any other Sky commentators, except Graeme Fowler who only does domestic cricket..

    Channel 9 look very good to me.. Even Mark Nicholas who I have slated from pillar to post on this forum seems to have calmed down with himself.. Now that Flintoff and Harmison aren't playing he seems to have gone from being an OTT attention seeker, to offering quite a bit of unbiased, intelligent and thoughtful insight... I expect that all to fly to pieces the moment the Ashes start..
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    i like ch. 9 but dislike sky :P
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    Channel 9 is good for richie, same reason that channel 4 is so good - Dermot is a bit of a character as well. Bumble is the only reason to watch sky though i like the banter between botham and hussain that has started due to their "amicable" past.
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    How did Sky pick up willis?? You could have got Stephen Hawking up there to do a better job..

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