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Sky Sports Cricket
« on: October 28, 2018, 04:48:47 PM »

Am I the only cricket fan that gets really annoyed that I pay for Sky Sports, they have a cricket channel but dont seem to show much live cricket???

Recently this has got worse, not better.

Surely it cant be that expensive to show India & West Indies and Australia & Pakistan???

Im listening to it on the radio like some sort of caveman ;-)
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 04:59:29 PM »

Its declining massively. Simply a bunch of re runs with the odd very random game shown. Given how much seems to be paid there is now even less shown on paid tv.. let alone free
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 05:11:34 PM »

What pissed me off was the T20 highlights that lastesd 2 hours inc the rain break waffle, surely they can chop all that out and make the highlights shorter so we actually get to see the game not Nasser, Key and Ward chatting for 30 mins at 11:00pm!
« Last Edit: October 28, 2018, 05:18:39 PM by Ayrtek Cricket »
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 05:28:02 PM »

Dont worry theyve got full coverage of the womens World Cup! Cant wait for that rubbish
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 05:31:32 PM »

100% agree.

Seems to me the coverage of cricket around the world including other teams has declined. Much more focus on England sides. Constant 're runs, and the women ODI replays is getting very very dull

All of this is pretty much available on catch up and on demand as well, so just a waste of a channel and money really.

Is the Big Bash going to be on BT again? That started out on sky in the beginning, Indian test matches usually shown a lot more too in the past and that seems to have dwindled.

Much prefer some live action regardless of the teams, than Cricket World cup classics for the 19th time
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2018, 05:50:28 PM »

Good points, I agree.

Really frustrates me during summer when I know theres County Chamionship games on and Test Series overseas and sky sports cricket has a re-run of an England test match from 2003!
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2018, 06:15:06 PM »

The only rights they have away are West Indies and South Africa now. Theyve lost everything else

BBL is on BT. Im sure sky will bid on the SA t20 competition (or it might be included in their coverage)
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2018, 07:57:08 PM »

England are the cash cow, but sky coverage just like the game itself sadly, is on the decline.

Anyone know if they already have the Ashes of next year and what about the World Cup? Would that be multi channel, maybe spilt with highlights on BBC / itv/ BT....
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2018, 08:24:33 PM »

Perfect example is I went to switch on India vs West Indies ODI, but there was only highlights on. Baffles me why they have a cricket channel that just shows england men and women and nothing else.
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2018, 08:49:30 PM »

That's is precisely why I will not buy Sky again! They have been on the decline for a while now.
If Sky suddently shows lots of decent matches then I will get Now TV and buy a week pass to Sky Sports!
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 02:39:09 PM »

Cancelled my sky sports package about a year ago and dont miss it really, I have BT sport included in my WiFi and telephone package as they are the only company that provide WiFi in the tiny village I live in and must say I find the channel 5 highlights good enough for the Tests over here or I can find online easy enough and stream, even been able to watch the Pakistan vs Aussie series on some random Asia channel and commentary in English so happy days
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2018, 03:10:49 PM »

Sky have every game of the world cup live for this tournament and 2023. And Champions Trophy and T20 World Cup for similar time frames.

It's November and December that often see a peak in my off season cricket viewing on Sky, usually a home NZ series with nice viewing times for a night owl like me (approx 10pm start)

In November they have the Womens World Cup T20 and the Sri Lanka v Eng test series.
Moving into Dec they have the NZ v Sri Lanka test series, and the SA v Pakistan test series.

As well as more tests, the white ball cricket between SA and Pakistan continues on until Feb on Sky. By then the Windies v England is well underway.

I must say the 'how the 2018 IPL was won' is starting to grate, it seems to be on an almost constant loop.

Over the Winter BT has the Aus v SA, Big Bash, Aus v India and Aus v Sri Lanka series, and is currently showing the West Indies 50 over comp which i've watched a bit of.

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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2018, 06:28:29 PM »

Can't even find highlights of the England t20 on Saturday, just the full game which I really don't have time to watch. So you can watch the whole game on demand, but not the highlights. What's the point

Oh but I can watch a sky sports cricket special about West Indies women cricket team. Kill me now
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2018, 06:51:35 PM »

It hurts but i cant justify the cost of sky. Miss test cricket.
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Re: Sky Sports Cricket
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2018, 07:12:44 PM »

Sky have every game of the world cup live for this tournament and 2023. And Champions Trophy and T20 World Cup for similar time frames.

It's November and December that often see a peak in my off season cricket viewing on Sky, usually a home NZ series with nice viewing times for a night owl like me (approx 10pm start)

In November they have the Womens World Cup T20 and the Sri Lanka v Eng test series.
Moving into Dec they have the NZ v Sri Lanka test series, and the SA v Pakistan test series.

As well as more tests, the white ball cricket between SA and Pakistan continues on until Feb on Sky. By then the Windies v England is well underway.

I must say the 'how the 2018 IPL was won' is starting to grate, it seems to be on an almost constant loop.

Over the Winter BT has the Aus v SA, Big Bash, Aus v India and Aus v Sri Lanka series, and is currently showing the West Indies 50 over comp which i've watched a bit of.

Realistically though, thats not very much for the cost
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