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Joshua Kerr

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Joshua Kerr is a sportaholic and has been a sportswriter since 2019. Whether it be motorsport, cricket or something different, Josh is always armed with opinions in his articles and in the comments section. Despite being an English Aussophile, he has so far been unsuccessful in his attempts to get interested in the AFL or the NRL. At least he gave it a go. "My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can add to what's on the screen, then do it; otherwise, shut up." - Richie Benaud.

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Far from the case. I have not made any incorrect statements, or what I believe to be incorrect statements. You just cannot believe that women’s cricket is worthy enough of decent exposure, not based on its gender, as you suggest, but because of its quality, which makes it no different to the men’s game.
You said the following: “The real meaning, not the changes version the feminists use to push their barrow which is actually sexism.”
Please explain why you think it’s acceptable to say that.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

Ironic considering, if you believe what has been taken as gospel by most, Seven sold on the one-day rights to Fox.

Tasmania deny paying Cricket Australia to host Big Bash fixtures

Take it whichever way you want. I do know the definition, for what it’s worth. I’m just not going to continue to debate with someone who insinuates that feminists are sexists. As much as you can say it, it’s something that doesn’t sit well with me at all.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

You’re more than welcome to disagree but, as I have explained, I cannot agree with a network deciding to put the flagship game of the women’s domestic cricket season on a secondary channel and, as such, treat it as being secondary, something that would not happen in the men’s game, where it would be on the main channel, regardless of quality. Quality is something which the women’s game does have and Saturday’s WBBL final was a good game. Progress has been made but women’s sport still gets poor treatment by the media sometimes, and, by the response in this comments section, some members of the general public.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

So you’re ignoring the fact that it was an increase because it doesn’t fit with your narrative.

And you’re ignoring the fact that the overall figure was 429,000, which is higher than 225,000 for Frozen and also ignoring the fact that the game would likely have got more viewers if it was put on the main channel to maximum exposure.

Like I’ve said elsewhere, I’ll leave it as agree to disagree because we’re reaching an impasse here.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

Look, we’ll leave it at agree to disagree. I’ve got other fish to fry.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

Bluey was on ABC Kids at 6.20pm, the WBBL final coverage started at 7, with the start of play at 7.10.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

No worries here, I back Australia whenever they’re not playing England and keep an objective view at all times.

Australia vs India: Five talking points from the weekend's ODI action

Firstly, thank you Bernie for kindly accepting my feedback. I concur with what your original plans for the series were. It is certainly something that should be kept in mind.

Editors changing headlines was a bug bear of mine too so again can empathise with you there.

If you don’t mind me offering a final comment on this, perhaps a good way to bring it to a close would be to pitch to the reader why your system works better than the current one and tie everything together, if you can understand what I mean. This could just be an add-on at the end of part 3b, your choice how you want to fit it all together, obviously.

All the best.

Warney's radical proposal to stop slow over-rates after India fall behind again

If they haven’t already, Seven have well and truly lost the plot.

1. Seven have only lost out on one Test match this summer due to the cancellation of the Test vs Afghanistan. They are more or less getting what they paid for. All the quality stuff they’re coming out with is rubbish, they should have known what they were getting into two years ago when the rights deal was signed. Little has changed since.
2. CA offered Seven a discount of 20% on this season’s rights, which Seven refused, despite this looking to me like quite a decent discount.
3. Seven shot themselves in the foot by not maximising the audience for the WBBL final as they put it on 7mate rather than the main channel. The appetite for cricket is there, given the cumulative figure of one million viewers across the weekend for the WBBL final and the 2nd ODI between Australia and India. Why doesn’t Seven recognise that they will be able to cash in on this?

Tasmania deny paying Cricket Australia to host Big Bash fixtures

I wouldn’t be so sure, given how careful Dan Andrews has been in terms of easing restrictions (and quite rightfully so). Better to be safe rather than sorry.

Watching cricket in COVID times

It’s 25% capacity at the MCG for Boxing Day, and up to 75% capacity at the Gabba. In general, it’s around half capacity.

Watching cricket in COVID times

As I alluded to earlier, all I want is for things to be fair. Your examples above are just that, keeping things simple, but still penalising the side who is responsible for the slow over rate.

Critics may say that, by reducing overs, you’re not giving people the full match they tuned in/went to see. Just to play devil’s advocate a bit there because I do like your idea.

Warney's radical proposal to stop slow over-rates after India fall behind again

Haha, yes, apologies for bringing up DLS!

As a bloke who’s spent a lot of time emailing editors, can I just say that, while your DLS series is on point, it’s a lengthy series with lengthy articles. I understand you want to explain it thoroughly but, from an editorial standpoint, I can see why you’ve had some troubles getting the articles published because of the very in-depth nature of your articles. Unfortunate though it is from your personal viewpoint, as I can empathise, having had articles rejected or heavily edited myself. I hope you see this as constructive criticism, because it is all with the best intentions, I just wanted to offer what I have learnt from writing over the past year and a half or so.

Can I ask if you have written out the series in full already?

Warney's radical proposal to stop slow over-rates after India fall behind again

No worries, thank you for your explanation.

So you penalise by not allowing the batting side their full allocation of overs. Will the bowling side be allowed a full 50 overs in their reply regardless without any D/L/S to compensate for the reduced overs for the batting side?

Warney's radical proposal to stop slow over-rates after India fall behind again

Do you not think that women deserve equal opportunities as men?

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

The WBBL final was the most watched WBBL game ever shown on Fox Sports. 131,000 viewers represented a 24% increase on last year’s final.
https://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket/australia/cricket-australia-vs-india-2020-odi-series-foxtel-breaks-subscription-tv-record-fox-cricket-audience/news-story/9379d3a337dbd8fb3cfc4ea0536850f2?fbclid=IwAR2csg4EI8Uy5ScSERzwYhWM7kniT0Swq9doFhheub1zymRkhpOiw22woxs
Please explain how people don’t want to watch it.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

And what time is Bluey on? Not at the same time as the WBBL…

Also, 429,000 is the full figure for the WBBL final, not including Kayo which might add a few tens of thousands. That’s higher than 241,000.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

So how do you penalise poor over rates then? Or have I missed something?

Warney's radical proposal to stop slow over-rates after India fall behind again

Granted, the Herald Sun is the more misogynistic media outlet here, but Seven shouldn’t be exempted from criticism for what are some odd decisions that haven’t even looked to have convincingly out rate the cricket.

Covid = restrictions. So the crowd at the North Sydney Oval was accordingly smaller.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

Anecdotal evidence is still evidence.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

225,000 watched Frozen on 7 in metro markets, compared to 200,000 watching the WBBL final on 7mate.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

I get putting some group games on 7mate, because, even in the men’s game, that’s something that happens, but the final? That surely deserves main billing, doesn’t it? Yes, there’s advertising to think about, but, at the end of the day, the women’s game and the men’s game should be given equal billing. That is all.

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

Burns vs Pucovski, Pakistan's COVID woes and misogynistic media: Three talking points from the week in cricket

And bat changes should only be made if the bat is broken in half and the bottom half is somewhere near short mid-wicket 😂

Warney's radical proposal to stop slow over-rates after India fall behind again