Controversy between Cricket Australia and Channel Seven is growing and now the broadcaster has taken refuge in the court seeking information about the dialogue between the two boards. It also said that CA is ‘scared’ of the Indian cricket board.
According to the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, the channel has confirmed the filing of an affidavit in the court. The channel has said that CA has violated the broadcast contract by changing the schedule of the series to suit the interests of the BCCI.
Seven West Media chief executive James Warburton said Cricket Australia had to begin the series with a day-night Test against India instead of the ODI and T20 matches which will now be played in Adelaide from 17 December.
He said, ‘It is shameful that Cricket Australia does not respect us as a broadcaster and remains a wet cat in front of BCCI. He is afraid of BCCI. ‘
The channel says that top CA officials are running on the free will of BCCI and other domestic broadcasting partners Foxwell. The channel said that it wanted to see emails between officials of CA, BCCI, Foxtel and state governments regarding finalizing the schedule of the tour.