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Unbreakable

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Pandya has random hook-ups where he doesn't bother asking names and sn't afraid to talk about his sex life with his parents.

Worth noting that he revealed this on Koffee with Karan, essentially the Indian version of Graham Norton.
I don't see anything wrong with any of that. I don't think it's a prerequisite to know someones name before engaging in consensual sex.

Anyone who is upset with that is probably just jealous that they aren't in his shoes lol.
 

Big Pete

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I don't see anything wrong with any of that. I don't think it's a prerequisite to know someones name before engaging in consensual sex.

Anyone who is upset with that is probably just jealous that they aren't in his shoes lol.
Yeah, it seems to a cultural issue. This was the first time the show has had cricketers on and they were shocked to see these icons act their age. In fairness as well, it was Pandya who made the comments, Rahul tried his best to distance himself from it.

I couldn't imagine their reaction to the Maloney BBQ comments.

I haven't watched the entire interview, but after Pandya's comments, Rahul admitted he went on a bender before a Twenty20 match in Miami. Now I could see that being more problematic than a sports star enjoying their celebrity.
 

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Richardson should be in the test squad but this isn't on free to air, so not many people would be seeing his bowling with swinging both ways, rapid, skidding and causing all sorts of issues.

On a side note, Steve Smith has an elbow injury that likely puts him out of the world cup and at least part of the Ashes. Good thing stalwarts like Head and Labooboo with such brilliant FC records to call on.
 

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Since James Sutherland broke the antisiphoning laws, along with breaking Australia cricket generally, and no one gave enough shits to test him out legally.
The law doesn't mean it has to be on FTA. Just means FTA can have first crack at events on the list. Seven bought it and it is then up to them what they do with it and they're allowed to on-sell it and work with FOX.

It's no different to the NRL deal- some games are just on FOX.
 

Unbreakable

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On a side note, Steve Smith has an elbow injury that likely puts him out of the world cup and at least part of the Ashes. Good thing stalwarts like Head and Labooboo with such brilliant FC records to call on.
3-4 month recovery according to NRL physio, S.Marsh had the same injury in 2014 and returned in 3 months. He should be fine for the World Cup, let alone the Ashes.
 
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The law doesn't mean it has to be on FTA. Just means FTA can have first crack at events on the list. Seven bought it and it is then up to them what they do with it and they're allowed to on-sell it and work with FOX.

It's no different to the NRL deal- some games are just on FOX.
I thought the law was games involving the national team had to be broadcast on free-to-air. Never knew that FTA just have first crack at them.

Hard to blame Channel 7 for not showing it. Cricket is so on the nose at the moment and the fifty over game has struggled for interest and relevance for a few years.

Re-runs of World's Weirdest Pets hosted by Craig Wing would probably get higher ratings.
 

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I thought the law was games involving the national team had to be broadcast on free-to-air. Never knew that FTA just have first crack at them.

Hard to blame Channel 7 for not showing it. Cricket is so on the nose at the moment and the fifty over game has struggled for interest and relevance for a few years.

Re-runs of World's Weirdest Pets hosted by Craig Wing would probably get higher ratings.
I think most people would think that, but you can't make someone buy something.

"The anti-siphoning list gives the free-to-air broadcasters the first right to negotiate," Senator Fifield said on 2GB radio.
"It does not mandate that free-to-air broadcasters have to purchase events. It does not mandate that if they do purchase, that they have to show them. And it does not mandate that if they do purchase events that they can't then on-sell them to other platforms.
"The list ... is there to increase the likelihood some of these significant events are on free TV.
"But it's not possible for any government to mandate that free-to-air broadcasters have to purchase certain events.

"What it does is give them the first opportunity and makes it more likely that these events will be on free-to-air TV."

For the League the list says:

5 Rugby league football
(1) Each match in the National Rugby League Premiership competition (including the Finals Series).
(2) Each match in the National Rugby League State of Origin Series.
(3) Each international rugby league test match that:
(a) involves the senior Australian representative team; and
(b) is played in Australia or New Zealand.
(4) Each match of the Rugby League World Cup that:
(a) involves the senior Australian representative team; and
(b) is played in Australia, New Zealand or Papua New Guinea.

Nine could show all that but they don't.
 

Unbreakable

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You've gotta admire the genius of Fox though, I was strongly considering getting rid of it because I never used it once apart from watching the NRL and NRL related shows, but now that they've added all of these exclusive cricket matches during the Summer, you pretty much are forced to have Foxtel year round if you like both sports as much as I do.
 

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Kayo is pretty great so far, and pairs with Apple TV etc so I was able to have the ODI on the big screen
 

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