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Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and BT bid for Indian cricket online

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"Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and BT"

The four horsemen of the infocalypse!

I'm just not quite sure which of them represents what right now.

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Twitter's attempts to turn itself into a media concern by bidding for sports rights reminds me of ITV's ill-fated attempt to do the same with football. Let's hope it drives them to bankruptcy as well!

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ITV

Ironically the last time I watched IPL was on ITV4, since it moved off free to air channels I have never seen it since (a shame, I really enjoyed seeing free to air cricket (albeit a frenetic format) again as, bar the odd few minutes of test "highlights" (with too much chat & too little cricket) essentially all cricket on Sky in UK now).

That was a case of either go Sky or go without, so I went without.

Doubtless be similar whichever of Amazon, BT etc. get the rights: e.g. Not going to buy Amazon Prime just to watch a sport I like (in UK more than enough cash is spent on mandatory TV licence & household budget cannot justify any more cash on streaming / TV services)

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BT might be the best bet in this case, seeing as they already employ people who know which way round a cricket bat is held.

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Re: ITV

http://guerrillacricket.com is what you want.

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Disaster ahead.

They'll bid more than it's worth and get bitten by shareholders.

But I'm really surprised that the MNDA allowed the naming of the interested parties.

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Re: Disaster ahead.

"They'll bid more than it's worth and get bitten by shareholders".

Sounds like a typical web two-point-doh financial plan. Sold to Twitter !

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What's "Cricket?"

Sincerely, everybody, Scotland.

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Re: What's "Cricket?"

When I was at uni in Scotland back in the day, uni team played a friendly against the reigning UK Village cricket team champions - who happened to be Scottish (Freuchie cricket team). So some Scottish areas are keen on cricket!

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Re: What's "Cricket?"

I always thought that someone called Angus Fraser must be Scottish. But no. Anyway, he makes this list, just because his name fits...

http://www.thefulltoss.com/england-cricket-blog/cricketing-jocks-scotlands-best-cricketers/

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Re: Re: What's "Cricket?"

I attended the Australia vs Scotland match at Worcester in the 1999 World Cup. Australia won without getting into third gear, but Scotland comprehensively out-sang the Australians in the crowd. Scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/65196.html

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Isn't Scotland a minor county?

And ditto in cricket?

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