Channel Ten Missing the mark on Glasgow 2014

Anna Meares (centre) with her silver & bronze counterparts in the cycling (image: Herald Sun website)

Anna Meares (centre) with her silver & bronze counterparts in the cycling (image: Herald Sun website)

After just one day of competition, and the Opening Ceremony, social media has already thrown the spear at Channel 10’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games coverage.

With two channels that can be used for games coverage, and a plethora of events running until August 4, fans are asking; why is there a) not more sport and b) so many ads? Continue reading

Cricket: IPL appeal in Australia still exists, just harder to find

Glenn Maxwell belts a six during his 95 (photo: BCCI/ESPN Cricinfo)

Glenn Maxwell belts a six during his 95 (photo: BCCI/ESPN Cricinfo)

The United Arab Emirates is the stage for the 2014 Indian Premier League – installment seven – and after just four matches, there has already been a platform set for all teams to play high quality cricket.

Let’s stop there for a moment, however.  How does the world see such a contest, and in particular, Australia? Continue reading

Cricket: The Ashes: Is it me, or did The Cricket Show go to a new low?

Meg Lanning playing for Box Hill & Ellyse Perry for Australia (left photo mine)

Meg Lanning playing for Box Hill & Ellyse Perry for Australia (left photo mine)

On Day 4 of the Boxing Day test, high profile Southern Stars cricketers (the Australian women’s team) were guests on The Cricket Show, Channel 9’s lunch break segment.  The two players were opening batsman and vice-captain Meg Lanning, and dual international Ellyse Perry.

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