Sporting News – It was announced on Friday that a joint bid between Foxtel and Channel Seven has secured the rights to broadcast cricket in this country for six years starting in 2020.

Summary

  • Viewers won’t be watching the home summer of cricket of Channel Nine for the first time in over 40 years.
  • ‘BJ’ has basically been the face of Fox’s cricket coverage for the last decade.
  • Smith has been the voice of rugby league on Fox for a long time now, but is every chance to get the call up to bring his play-by-play talents over to the cricket channel.
  • It wouldn’t be his first time calling cricket however, Smith was involved in Fox’s coverage during the early days of the Big Bash League back in 2010/11Speed started out commentating A-League but has now branched out to do NRL and AFL.
  • One of the stars of Fox’s rugby league programming, Pitt would be a very strong addition to the dedicated cricket channel.


Read more…