Broadcasting

Meet Ricky the broadcaster

Ponting's debut on Channel Ten and his grilling of Kevin Pietersen hold out hope that cricket has found a high-calibre new TV voice

The importance of cricket punditry

It may have started out as a bit of televisual fluff but it now is crucial in shaping perceptions of the sport

What cricket can take from darts

It's simple, it's TV-friendly and it has a promoter who can tailor the product for its audience

The cons of miking up players

Getting players to commentate on their strategies from the field could invite mischief and corruption

Broadcasting

Has cricket hit the roof?

Ashok Malik, in Asian Age, wonders cricket-viewing has hit a peak in India considering the decline in the team's performance since the 2000s and other sports vying for the average fan's interest

Jim Maxwell: Radio commentary's tireless doyen

Having graced the airwaves for more than four decades, he is a broadcasting institution on par with Benaud, despite not having played at senior level

The visceral beauty of fandom

It is the fans' money and attention, and the players' skills and efforts that are indispensable to sport. Investors and broadcasters merely market the show

Commentary boxes need succession plans too

Channel Nine should work to maintain the standards that its best broadcasters - Benaud and Chappell - have set, rather than encourage a frat-house environment

Cricket Commentary

Commentary without context

Mukul Kesavan, in India's Telegraph, says cricket commentators get caught up in cliched explanations