It’s quite clear women’s equality has still away to go in Australia be it in the workplace or the Sporting arena.The Channel 9 bean counters have decided the Australian Women’s Test is not commercially viable to broadcast on television so again women’s sport is treated as second class.
This Australian Women’s team is outperforming its male counterparts in the green and gold on the world stage consistently, while our Australian Men’s team fall from a Icon every Australian knew, to a team nobody knows what game their playing let alone a Test.
If Channel 9 can’t or won’t deliver coverage their contract to the game should be terminated or we have to ask why they were given the contract knowing selective coverage only was involved and was the Australian Cricket Board agreeable to that segregated coverage?
The decision of selling broadcast rights should not include the games soul as we have seen other sports give up their soul and bend to rule changes to accommodate advertising which eventually overshadows the actual sporting spectacle.
Try telling supporters in nations like Germany, England and other European countries they can’t watch their national teams play be it men or women in any sport that tv outlet would be broke within a week as advertisers would desert for their own survival as they have the broadband network competition and capacity available to free to air and pay.
Let’s start by getting our Sporting Souls back and not talk about our NBN.