It was heartening to see the UK’s Channel 5 airing a cricket match, providing an opportunity for fans who don’t have satellite to watch. However, this meant that the usual Sunday programming for Channel 5 was replaced, leaving some fans disappointed. The ICC broadcast lacked analysis and wit, highlighting the quality of Sky Sports Cricket’s coverage.
Viewers were left bemused by the Soviet-style refusal of the ICC to acknowledge certain events during the match. Despite this, a wide range of cricket commentators were present, providing their expertise and opinions throughout the day. Overall, the broadcast left much to be desired in terms of quality and professionalism.