Channel 7 no longer want Big Bash cricket
Channel 7 has had a big falling out with Cricket Australia and wants to offload the Big Bash TV rights.
Last week, Channel 7 chief executive James Warburton delivered a scathing assessment of Cricket Australia's management, calling it a "trainwreck" and the “most incompetent” administration he has ever worked with.
Warburton warned Channel 7’s historic $450 million cricket deal could be terminated with four years remaining on the contract.
“We are forced to consider all our options including terminating the contract, and we have put them on notice,” Warburton told The Daily Telegraph.
“This is not an acceptable product, and we will not support the season. Cricket Australia have an obligation to deliver a competition of no lesser standard than the past.
“How stupid to schedule international cricket against the BBL and drain the resources of a competition already under pressure. It’s a joke, and it rips off the fans.
“We paid a huge price and were promised the world. There is an obligation to deliver the best quality to the broadcasters.
“It’s the most incompetent administration I’ve ever worked with, with no appointed full time chief executive officer at a time when the sport needs strong leadership to steer through these extraordinary times.”
Could be good news for the NBL hopefully LK is on the phone to Channel 7 as we speak.