Cricket (General Discussion)

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Love the fact the Australian media is going to town on Shane Warne.

Just minutes before O’Keefe struck with his first wicket, Aussie spin king Shane Warne had criticised O’Keefe as an ineffective spin-bowler and the “weakest” bowler in the Australian attack.

“O’Keefe is the safe option because you know he’s not going to bowl much rubbish,” Warne said.

“You don’t see him as a huge danger with big-turning deliveries. He bowls tight.

“In these conditions, guys like Swepson and Agar could have been more of a danger option.”

O’Keefe gave him the perfect response — 25 balls that every bowler dreams of: W 1 W . W . . . . . . . 1 W 1 . . . W 1 . . 1 W.

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Cricket Australia has signed a six-year deal for broadcast rights in the sub-continent, with Sony Pictures Networks India beating incumbent rights holder Star India, in time for November’s Ashes series, reports The AFR.

The deal, which will be announced on Tuesday morning, will see Sony Pictures take exclusive media rights for all men’s international matches played in Australia. The deal covers India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The deal will cover a number of Australian tours by the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams, as well as a South Africa tour and the 2017-18 and 2021-22 Ashes. Sony Pictures also acquired broadcast and digital rights to women’s international games played in Australia.

Both the men’s and women’s Big Bash League Twenty20 tournaments are included in the deal with Sony.

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/news/cricket-reacts-to-claims-that-former-australian-cricketer-geoff-lawson-squashes-ashes-matchfixing-claim/news-story/6536bbd3f4c6d14d4ceb2ae8eaafcefc

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https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/darren-lehmann-outlines-plans-to-quit-as-australian-coach-after-his-current-contract-expires/news-story/9db25f5d42839a9654685f1c89a38ea1

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A Cricket Australia delegation has flown to the US to meet the heads of the CBS network in the hope of drumming up more interest in the next ­television deal.

The Australian understands chief executive James Sutherland and executive general ­manager Ben Amarfio are part of the party that also includes Ten Network executives.

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Nine and FOX Sports are trying to lock down cricket rights, according to today’s AFR.

The bid could be as high as $150m a year for 5-7 years.

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Our tour of India will be broadcast LIVE in Australia on Fox Sports! 🙌 First game is Monday, 2.30pm AEDT 👊 pic.twitter.com/SjVqStTqGy

— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@SouthernStars) March 11, 2018
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