Cummins to head to UK - Cricket - Sportal Australia
he's had more comebacks than johnny farnham ffs!
Brad McNamara @bbuzzmc
Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in Aus.be careful.
I have no idea why they can't just put all the Ryobi games bar maybe the final on GEM.
I hope somehow, Fox retain the rights to all domestic matches.
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“The aim is to have Pat available and prepared for Australia A series in South Africa in July-August,” Howard said.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia's proposal to stage a TV-friendly Ryobi Cup carnival in October could take at least some games to Far North Queensland. It's understood Cairns would be a potential venue if Cricket Australia proceeds with plans for a stand-alone tournament at the start of the season, which would separate the Ryobi Cup from the Sheffield Shield.
Domestic cricket is a flashpoint in the current media rights negotiations, with Cricket Australia launching legal action to test whether Channel Nine's contractual right to match rival offers applies to the Big Bash League.
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That would explain why NSW couldn't play Jaques as an overseas player then (along with Robson obviously). CA have to change that rule.''The complication is, as he's got a little bit better each year, he'd like to play Sheffield Shield, so we were hoping he could play here as an overseas player,'' Jim Robson said. ''But the rules say … if you're born here you have to play as a local.''
That's absolutely ridiculous.
I mean, I guess it might have made sense 200000 years ago. But now...it just really doesn't.
it probably doesn't make much sense, but good.
Couldn't guys like Jaques or Darren Pattinson just switch their eligibility at the conclusion of each season? I mean, it's completely irrelevant to them; neither are looking at playing international cricket again. Plus it takes the piss enough for CA to realise how **** a rule it is.
Obviously doesn't work for Sam Robson.
also Pattinson was born in England. Pews sorta hinted at that with his 'Everything makes so much sense now. That's an absurd rule though. ' post. I couldn't work out why Pattinson would still get a cricket victoria contract, but Hogan etc would not
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Mr McLennan is also bidding for all of Cricket Australia's media rights after lobbing an audacious bid to prise them away from rights holder Nine, which was also the broadcaster for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.
Ten mounted a final bid at the end of last week, but reports of a $500 million cash offer are understood to be off the mark, with a complex deal including contra advertising on the table.
Mr McLennan's aggressive bidding strategy is a genuine attempt to win all broadcast cricket rights in a move that echoes Kerry Packer when he owned Nine and applied the win-win tactic. Sealing all the rights would be a big loss leader for Ten, but they would help generate forward momentum on Ten's programming platform and attract new advertisers to the network, which it could bundle into advertising packages across its programming assets.
If Mr McLennan does not capture all the rights, he will force Nine to pay a high premium and give Ten an advantage when it competes with Nine for other content rights in the free-to-air market. Nine pays about $45m a year under the current seven-year deal, but could be pushed to fork out $80m a year.
Reports have confidently speculated that Ten is on the hook for all the rights; however, in one scenario Cricket Australia may allow Nine to retain the rights to internationals and Twenty20 matches.
Ten could walk away with one-day internationals and the Big Bash League, which was with Fox Sports for two seasons until last summer.
Ten is a big believer in the potential of the Big Bash, which it believes can emulate the tribalism seen in the massively successfully Indian Premier League if it were to move to a free-to-air network from a pay-TV platform.
Mr McLennan's Packer moment followed Cricket Australia launching legal action against Nine to clarify whether the Big Bash is part of Nine's exclusive last rights clause that allows the network to see other bids and match them. Nine does not want the Big Bash rights in a new deal.
In a further twist, it is understood Nine is harbouring doubts about whether to match Ten's $500m bid for all forms of cricket as it contemplates walking away from the fierce bidding war.
Nine executives are believed to be prepared to wait out the bidding timetable and use all of the next three weeks before deciding whether to exercise their last rights as Australian television executives prepare to fly to Los Angeles for the annual screenings with the big studios.
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