No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

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No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by firebreaker » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:33 pm

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">West Indies WCQ games against Ireland and Netherlands will be televised plus seven of the Super Six games and the final. If Ireland qualify all three Super six games will be televised</p>&mdash; Ian Callender (@Ian_Callender) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ian_Callender/statu ... ">February 5, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by sloandog » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:35 pm

That's absolutely bollocks.
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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by tawac » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:55 pm

Zim will play most of its group games at the BAC. Should be one of the reasons.
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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by firebreaker » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:35 pm

I hope they are live-streamed. It's pretty shocking because even ICC WT20Q 2015 had plenty of games televised.

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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by grant » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:00 pm

Now this is just nuts!

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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by Kriterion_BD » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:39 pm

I feel like the last WCQ had a lot of games televised especially from the bigger sides. This is quite shocking and disappointing. Certainly can't be from a broadcasters POV because this is the first tourney with Test nations. I suspect, this is due to the lack of infrastructure in ZIM. Apart from HSC and Queens, I doubt the other grounds have sufficient media facilities for a broadcast. Heck HSC doesn't even have floodlights. I can only imagine what the BAC or Mutare/Kwekwe grounds must be like.

There's also the issue of outfield drainage in case of rain breaks. Without floodlights, play can't go on till dusk in case of a minor rain delay.

I had always thought it was a bad idea to host the tournament in ZIM (lack of infrastructure) or IRE/SCO (threat of rain) and should have been hosted in the UAE or even in the backwaters of India (Guwahati, Cuttack, Pune, Dharamshala, Indore, Vishakapatnam, etc).

A few million USD and 3-4 months isn't enough time to get 4-5 grounds up to the standards required for a major ICC global tournament.

Hoping for good weather and minimal disruptions!
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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by Mueddie28 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:54 am

tawac wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Zim will play most of its group games at the BAC. Should be one of the reasons.
Zimbabwe sucks no need to watch this bunch of losers...

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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by eugene » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:59 pm

At least we won't have to see us failing to qualify on live television.
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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by aydee » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:00 pm

firebreaker wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:33 pm
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">West Indies WCQ games against Ireland and Netherlands will be televised plus seven of the Super Six games and the final. If Ireland qualify all three Super six games will be televised</p>&mdash; Ian Callender (@Ian_Callender) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ian_Callender/statu ... ">February 5, 2018</a></blockquote>
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I don't think this is an exhaustive list of live games. Just the live games involving European teams.

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Re: No Zimbabwe Group Stage games to be televised in ICC WCQ

Post by Andybligzz » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:43 am

Mueddie28 wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:54 am
tawac wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Zim will play most of its group games at the BAC. Should be one of the reasons.
Zimbabwe sucks no need to watch this bunch of losers...
Get off the forum then you absolute dingbat

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