Sorry, only kidding, as if we’d live blog this white elephant. None of us can be bothered to watch this shower of shit, let alone write about the damn thing.
Feel free to tell us what you doing instead of watching the draft. Personally I’ll be watching NFL RedZone – #Sevenhoursofcommercialfreefootballstartshere..
I could not watch it as I don’t have Sky. But I have no interest in if the Southern Wheat Crunchies have bought Jason Roy.
I watched the darts – live on the BBC!
Please–it’s Southern Wheat Crunchy, not Crunchies!
I can tell you from perusing the Internet though that they weren’t the only team to have bought an overseas player who has yet to make his international debut in either short format and has played a grand total of one test! Now that’s what I call forward planning…
I see Manchester have drafted Eddie Byrom.
I’m going to presume crickets rather than cricket follow that statement.
Did Sleve McDichael and Bobson Dugnutt get picked up?
Yes, at knockdown prices for Gary Kirsten’s Insert Team Name team.
I wasn’t able to watch it even if I had wanted to (which I didn’t) because I’ve now cancelled my Sky subscription. That is my response to the ECBs cretenious new competition, and their general contempt for cricket lovers of my generation who the governing body has deliberately driven away from the sport because they are only interested in making money. Cricket fans who have followed, and supported the game for decades are now told to piss off because we are not the right demographic. Ok fine,bye!
I believe the 16.4 is a Trojan horse to smash to pieces the old county set up with the long time aim of the new city franchises eventually replacing county cricket teams. I will play no part in it, and therefore I have stopped funding cricket. While my Sky subscription is a drop in the bucket it the ECB will get no more money from me, and Sky will have to find some new customer to milk in order to pay the ECB the contract they have signed over the next five years.
A token geture? Probably……But sport and cricket in particular is now a ravenous business, and nothing else. So I must react like a customer who has received bad service. I will now spend my money somewhere else. I urge other cricket fans to follow suit, and certainly to not attend any of the matches of the new competition. I like test cricket, but that itself is increasingly being destroyed simply because you won’t have the players to play it in its more detailed form. Eventually Test cricket will become two innings of fifty over cricket spread over 3-4 days. It is already heading in that way. If you fund the 16.4 you are only helping the demise because the place Test match players come from is county cricket which has been sidelined for this monstrosity. Summers are increasing cricket free at during the driest and warmest months. Thanks to the buffoons at the ECB Summers will really never be the same again.
The time was right to end my Sky contract anyway. It’s coverage of many sports has become naff. Over hyped, and increasingly self righteous and worthy. A political correctness has crept in since Sky was bought by their new owners. I watch sport for enjoyment, and escape. I don’t want a political lecture thanks all the same. The very fact the broadcaster is called a partner of the governing body seems insidious to me. And the same faces from the ECB seem to pop up on their Pravda like “partner” channel to tell us what to think. No thanks, I’ll give it a miss.
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