Alex wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:14 pm
Sounds like a new topic, "Rants about the Tabloids"
Indeed it does.
On one hand we live in a golden age for domestic cricket coverage. Commentary on every ball of the season in the competitions, and even on some other matches, camera coverage of some games, online information at our fingertips, Sky covers domestic cricket in a way the national channels never did, and the weekly Cricket Paper - a luxury that didn't even exist in the pre-digital age.
So on that count, why worry about the national press? But the unfortunate effect is that the mainstream sports media's total obsession with football and little interest in cricket beyond Team England, has a result that domestic cricket becomes more marginalised as a sport beyond those who already have an interest. It's become a bit like ice hockey in the UK - watched by thousands, but the national media has zero interest in covering it, so it goes on unnoticed by the wider public.