Channel Seven Refuses to Pay Cricket Australia

Channel Seven Refuses to Pay Cricket Australia

Channel Seven Refuses to Pay Cricket Australia

Seven West Media continues to air the coverage of the Australian match even as they had refused to pay the full price to Cricket Australia. 

Cricket Australia has an ongoing feud with its broadcasting partner Seven West Media. The channel currently holds a balance of AUD 25 million to CA. Despite having settled a part of the balance, the channel refuses to pay more for this year. 

Channel Seven’s CEO James Warburton believes that it is only fair for them as everyone got stuck in the middle of a pandemic. He says, ‘Putting aside the questions of breach, in accordance with the contract Seven has invoked the right to appoint an independent expert to determine the fair value of the media rights against the expected schedule for the season compared to the originally published schedule. Seven has paid the first instalment reflecting our fair value’. 

Warburton has also made it clear that their channel also shares some displeasure with CA in the past. Just last month, Warburton has also pertained to CA as a train wreck with a stumbling, bumbling, and an incompetent administration. 

The feud started out with the uncertainty of cricket being played this summer. The network believes that the quality of cricket will suffer due to the bio-bubbles imposed by CA. With that, they had requested to pay a fair value this season rather than what was stated in the contract. Last week, Channel Seven also sent a legal letter to CA which notes their intentions of terminating their contract worth AUD 450 million. 

Yesterday, Channel Seven was supposed to pay a total of AUD 25 million to CA. Instead, they only transferred a small amount which may have heated the feud more. To date, the network still broadcasts the current game of Australia against England. So far, the odds of the game are -136.99 for England and +102 for Australia. To see more credible cricket odds, head over to Betwala. 

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