Outrage over SABC cricket broadcast saga

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iol spt dec 19 black caps pic REUTERS New Zealand's Derek de Boorder runs as Kyle Abbott lines up a shy at the stumps during a warm up T20 cricket match against South Africa in Pietermaritzburg.

Cape Town - While negotiations continue between Cricket SA (CSA) and the SABC over the broadcasting of the New Zealand incoming tour, many South African fans are outraged.

Another proposal was reported to have been submitted to the SABC on Tuesday afternoon with the outcome expected on Wednesday.

After ongoing negotiations, SABC has suggested that one of the eight matches between South Africa and New Zealand will be shownlive.

Marc Jury, CSA spokesperson, said that the SABC has suggested the other remaining matches will either be aired as delayed or simply as highlight packages: “There certainly is an attempt from the SABC to broadcast, but they can’t guarantee CSA that all of these broadcasts are going to be live, which is how we’ve broadcasted cricket for the last 20 years.”

Kaizer Kganyago, SABC spokesperson, said that the broadcaster will comment on the matter at a later stage.

Fans across the country have chosen to comment via various social media sites with many unhappy that they will not be able to watch every game live unless they have access to DStv. - Cape Argus



List of fixtures in the New Zealand - South Africa series

Dec 21: T20 international, Durban (day-night)

Dec 23: T20 international, East London (day-night)

Dec 26: T20 international, Port Elizabeth (day)

Dec 28-30: SA Invitation XI, Paarl

Jan 2-6: Test, Cape Town

Jan 11-15: Test, Port Elizabeth

Jan 19: One-day international, Paarl (day)

Jan 22: One-day international, Kimberley (day-night)

Jan 25: One-day international, Potchefstroom (day-night). - Sapa-AFP

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