Cricket Australia expressed its unhappiness with Channel 7 for lodging a complaint against them. The feud between Cricket Australia and Channel 7 is no secret with the latter choosing the federal court to make their point. As of 2020, Channel 7 is one of the highest-rated television network and primary channel in Australia, behind the likes of Nine Network and ahead of ABC, Network 10 and SBS.
Meanwhile, Channel 7 has lodged a grievance against Cricket Australia for causing a change in fixtures in Australia’s summer of the sport. The sports network indicted the national cricket board of breaching the contract agreements and hosting limited-overs cricket before Tests to comply with the interests of BCCI.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley feels disappointed that with the association getting back on track and plenty of positivity, it is agitating to see Channel 7 to use the media, talking down the game. Hockley stated that Cricket Australia believes in delivering thrilling matches to the public and thanked the BCCI for assisting in conducting the series.
“With so much positivity around Australian cricket, it is disappointing that Seven West Media has again chosen to use the media to talk our wonderful game down. CA has maintained all along our commitment to delivering a thrilling summer of cricket. I’m proud to say we are doing just that. We remain confident in our contractual position. In the most challenging environment sport has faced, with the support of our friends at the BCCI, CA has ensured that the much-anticipated series with India can go ahead safely,” Hockley stated as quoted by Cricket World.com.
Cricket Australia CEO respects Channel 7 nonetheless:
At the same time, Nick Hockley paid respect to the elite sports network and the hardworking people across the organization that has delivered a substantial increase in ratings continuously.
“We continue to have tremendous respect for the hardworking people across Channel 7’s cricket and news broadcast teams and congratulate them on the substantial increase in ratings cricket has delivered them to date this season,” he added.