Stuff – Former Australian great and Channel Nine commentator Ian Healy says he “won’t have a clue” what he will do during summer if the network, as expected, loses the rights to broadcast the game in this country.

Summary

  • Former Australian great and Channel Nine commentator Ian Healy says he “won’t have a clue” what he will do during summer if the network, as expected, loses the rights to broadcast the game in this country.
  • The network has entered into a partnership with pay-TV provider Foxtel in a deal that ends Nine’s 40-year long association with Australia’s biggest summer sport.
  • It is also unclear what the new rights deal will mean for the likes of Mark Taylor, Shane Warne, Healy, Michael Slater, Michael Clarke and Mark Nicholas.
  • Healy recalled one “earful” he copped from former network owner Kerry Packer, who was known for his tongue lashings towards his on-air talent, after a one-day game in early 2005.
  • Healy, Taylor and Nicholas were summonsed to Packer’s office in Sydney the following day.


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