Broadcast consolation for sparsely attended midweek Perth Test


Starting too early in the week and too early in the day, Perth’s first Test match in three years was scheduled with the potential size of the broadcast audience as its major consolation.

That’s the frank explanation of Cricket Australia’s head of operations and scheduling Peter Roach, around a game that has attracted thin crowds – albeit within the range of attendances drawn by the West Indies in recent history – and been overshadowed elsewhere by the Socceroos’ memorable World Cup campaign in Qatar.

Marnus Labuschagne’s double century was witnessed by sparse crowds in Perth.

Marnus Labuschagne’s double century was witnessed by sparse crowds in Perth.



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Written by Bourbiza Mohamed

I have 26 years of experience as a professional writer and editor and have been working as a full time freelancer since 2011. I am originally from Casablanca, Morocco, and I graduated from Qatar University with a degree in journalism. I have worked for newspapers, magazines, news agencies, websites. I speak fluent Arabic, French, English, Russian and Spanish.

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