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Old 21st June 2016, 15:29   #1
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Women's Kia T20 Super League

The Women's Kia T20 Super League gets underway shortly.

I saw that the BBC have gained the radio rights to the competition, but haven't seen anything about TV coverage. A quick look at Sky's TV schedule shows that they are already broadcasting domestic or international cricket on all the days that a T20 Super League is on. Even the Finals Days in Essex is during a Test Match.

Does any know anything about the TV rights for the competition?

I'm hoping there are some games on TV, and without any TV coverage, this competition is a non-starter. Just look at the Women's Big Bash - a massive success on TV.
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Old 1st August 2016, 10:51   #2
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The 1st round of Kia Super League matches got underway last weekend.

Lightning beat the Diamonds away at Headingley by 43 runs - Diamonds bowled out for 85. Over 1,000 people attended.

Storm beat Thunder at home in Taunton by 4 wickets. Thunder bowled out for 83 in 18.3 overs. Over 1,200 people attended.

Vipers beat the Stars at home in Southampton by 6 wickets. The stars were bowled out for 85. Over 2,250 people attended.

Good to see from decent initial attendances, and that they increased over the weekend.

Disappointing to see such low scores. Hopefully the wickets will improve and we will see 120 runs scored as a minimum.

Also disappointing that no matches at on TV, let alone Finals Day.
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Old 1st August 2016, 11:02   #3
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Not sure those numbers will keep if the scores remain low,
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Old 1st August 2016, 17:15   #4
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I guess sky weren't interested and the ECB didn't dare risk offering a franchise based, women's t20 competition onto terrestrial TV in case more people watched the games than do the men's test team.
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Old 2nd August 2016, 12:50   #5
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Strange that Sky didn't want it seeing as they recently had a Women's Cricket Week. BT obviously turned it down as well. According to the attendances, just 4,500 people were at the first three games, which doesn't seem much.
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Who was in charge of coming up with the names for this? Lancashire Thunder and Loughborough Lightning is confusing. Thunder would have been a good name for Lancs if Loughborough hadn't taken their men's team name.
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Who was in charge of coming up with the names for this? Lancashire Thunder and Loughborough Lightning is confusing. Thunder would have been a good name for Lancs if Loughborough hadn't taken their men's team name.
Who cares about the names? Just comes across as another dig at attempts to make the women's game more popular.
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Old 9th August 2016, 13:56   #8
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Does anyone actually use the stupid names when referring to the teams (men's teams or women's).

I couldn't even tell you more than a couple of them. Derbyshire Dromedaries? Hampshire Haberdashery?
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Old 9th August 2016, 14:04   #9
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Who cares about the names? Just comes across as another dig at attempts to make the women's game more popular.
When the scores are shown on some platforms it only says there 'nickname' so every time I see Lightning I think it's Lancashire, but it's Loughborough. It's bad brand awareness.
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Old 9th August 2016, 17:30   #10
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Lancs undone today by their own ex-Academy player 3/11 off 4 overs.

Can't make the semis now. Shame that Sarah Taylor wasn't able to play for them. Did they suffer from only having two centrally contracted England players available whilst other teams had three, I assume?
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When the scores are shown on some platforms it only says there 'nickname' so every time I see Lightning I think it's Lancashire, but it's Loughborough. It's bad brand awareness.
I keep wondering why Tampa Bay are playing cricket in England.
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I keep wondering why Tampa Bay are playing cricket in England.
Surrey Storm are a netball team, and yet we have Surrey Stars and Western Storm. It's madness.
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Not really.

There's a Western Storm that plays Aussie rules in Tasmania too, well they've changed their name now.
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Not really.

There's a Western Storm that plays Aussie rules in Tasmania too, well they've changed their name now.
Did they change their name because of the formation of Western Storm, the cricket team?

Can't think of any teams called Diamonds or Vipers. Full marks for originality there.
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Lotte gets her hands on yet more silverware as Southern Vipers triumph.
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Yes, wonder what the England selectors made of it. Didn't seem to be a massive crowd when Edwards was being interviewed. At least they showed some of the highlights on Sky.
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Yes, wonder what the England selectors made of it. Didn't seem to be a massive crowd when Edwards was being interviewed. At least they showed some of the highlights on Sky.
I was planning on going along but then a friend offered me a free pass to West Ham. I felt mildly grubbing at picking footie over cricket but, hey, a gift is a gift.
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I think I saw a crowd figure of about 1,500.
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The KSL is gonna be on TV next year:

http://www.thecricketpaper.com/news/...wn-live-on-tv/

However, if KSL fixtures are twinned with Blast fixtures then the TV in question is surely Sky?

The ECB want to attract women to the game and then they hide their premier competition on satellite TV. Genius. Unbelievable Jeff.
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Kia Super League on TV: excellent!

Kia Super League televised by Sky Sports. Hmmmm

What can we learn from the BBL?

Its all about growing the game remember.
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