In part two of this interview with outgoing Australian Cricketers’
Association CEO Tim May, today he discusses the problems facing cricket
where pay TV is becoming increasingly important as a broadcast partner
and this year’s earlier threat of having no Ashes series coverage on
free-to-air.

I also put to him that perhaps cricket could learn from the enormous
coverage afforded the Melbourne Tsunami ODI of seeing the game’s best
playing each other without the traditional country v country as
previously the only basis for ICC officially sanctioned games.

“I see all the benefits it can bring the game, but you have various
barriers you need to get over, with just one of them being the
fixturing burden already being asked of players at the moment.
But certainly as an idea it has a lot of power behind it, and it might
well be an ICC or FICA initiative to consider”

You can read the second installment here.

Peter Fray

Fetch your first 12 weeks for $12

Here at Crikey, we saw a mighty surge in subscribers throughout 2020. Your support has been nothing short of amazing — we couldn’t have got through this year like no other without you, our readers.

If you haven’t joined us yet, fetch your first 12 weeks for $12 and start 2021 with the journalism you need to navigate whatever lies ahead.

Peter Fray
Editor-in-chief of Crikey

JOIN NOW