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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Think it is the latter, more interested in pitch lasting for 5 days no matter what.
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    It's such a strange notion to hold on to.

    Surely the bean counters can realise that exciting pitches get much more attention which would there offset the potential lost time?
    There are a whole lot of logistics issues that arise with broadcasting when you try to sell Test Cricket as 'At most 5 days, but maybe 4 or sometimes 3 days' to TV channels, versus selling them some sort of guaranteed 5 day product. Plus day 5 of a boring test match probably draws more viewers than replays of old cricket does. And ad space can't be sold retroactively - you sell it before the cricket happens, if the cricket happens to be exciting and with more viewers you can't go back and charge a higher rate for those few days.

    All this can ofcourse can be fixed by broadcasting cricket through online channels rather than through traditional TV...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    It's ridiculous that a pitch like Melbourne gets no sanction yet as soon as a pitch even hints at taking spin then the ICC fall over themselves to label it poor.
    Maybe things are changing.

    Ashes 2017/2018: ICC set to deliver official rebuke of Boxing Day Test pitch

    An top-line Australian international pitch has never been given a 'poor' rating by the world governing body but that remained a possibility on Monday. The other option that was being considered was for a less severe 'below average' rating to be dealt out by match referee Ranjan Madugalle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post

    All this can ofcourse can be fixed by broadcasting cricket through online channels rather than through traditional TV...
    In Australia we have special channels where they could do that but the idiots insist on making 3 channels clones of each other, and the other ones shopping channels. F'in idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    The fiasco at the WACA was poor too. Can't even put the covers on properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    We'll see if it actually gets a poor rating though.
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    'Poor' rating confirmed

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    Wow, someone from the ICC put their hands in their pants and actually found their testicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Wow, someone from the ICC put their hands in their pants and actually found their testicles.
    Only because the test finished 2 days before it would matter.

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    It's about time the Australian cricketing public is honest about how pish their pitches are.

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    Reckon only reason we saw sporting tracks in their series vs SA was due to public backlash in previous series.

    They have reverted back to same rubbish again.

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    I think the public wants to see more sporting wickets. We just dont get given them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrish View Post
    Reckon only reason we saw sporting tracks in their series vs SA was due to public backlash in previous series.

    They have reverted back to same rubbish again.
    It was only really MCG wasn't it though? The rest of the pitches were ok. Perth a bit flatter than you'd like. Brisbane not as quick and bouncy. Sydney didn't break up as much as you'd like (all out for 180 in 3rd innings though).

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    The wickets for the two marquee series (India and England) have been awful.

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    FTR, the last time they played on a decent Test wicket in Australia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKbRAZHFaKU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    FTR, the last time they played on a decent Test wicket in Australia.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKbRAZHFaKU
    Oh no, not Patto highlights

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