Cricket Australia Interim CEO Nick Hockley slams Channel 7 for filing complaint against cricket body
The feud between Cricket Australia and Channel 7 is no secret. Channel 7 Network recently initiated federal court proceedings against the Australian Board to make significant changes to Australia’s summer cricket schedule. The Sports Network accused CA of breaking the contract against India and hosting white-ball cricket ahead of the Test series to serve the interests of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Meanwhile, cricket Australia Interim CEO Nick Hawkley finally broke his silence on Fayaz and gave Channel 7 the slogan to create an uproar in an otherwise positive atmosphere. He also thanked his friends at BCCI that India’s tour of Australia happened despite the challenges posted by the ongoing coronovirus epidemic.
Hawkley responded in a statement posted on CricketWorld.com, “With so much positivity in Australian cricket, it is disappointing that Seven West has opted again to use the media to bring down our amazing game . “
“CA has retained everyone with its commitment to deliver the thrilling heat of cricket … I am proud to say that we are doing so. We remain confident in our contract status. With the support of our friends at BCCI Also, with the most challenging environmental game faced, CA has ensured that the much-awaited series with India can proceed safely. ”He added.
Cricket Australia Interim CEO Nick Hawley thanked the Channel 7 team
India And Australia are up against each other in a three-match ODI series, which will be followed by several T20Is. The two-match teams will clash in the four-match Test series starting on 17 December in Adelaide.
According to Seven West Media chief executive James Warbutton, CA should have embarked on a marquee tour with the Test series as per the original schedule. Channel 7 has the broadcast rights to the Test series, while Fox Sports has acquired the rights to the limited-overs format.
Further in his statement, Hawkley stated that CA is thankful to the entire team of Channel 7 who are still working hard to ensure that they deliver the dominant quality of content to viewers despite the ongoing legal battle. He also said that CA has always fulfilled its obligations to its partners and will continue to do so this year by providing a spectacular summer of cricket.
“We continue to show tremendous respect for the hardworking people of Channel 7’s cricket and news broadcast teams and congratulate them for the substantial growth in ratings cricket that has brought them to date this season.”