BRIAN READE'S COLUMN: Beeb know cricket's a loser.Byline: BRIAN READE Brian Reade is an award-winning writer who has two weekly opinion columns, one on sport, in the Daily Mirror. He is a left-wing republican with very outspoken views, and has interviewed many well known people, including Mohammed Ali.
RETIRED colonels are penning letters of disgust to The Daily Telegraph telegraph, term originally applied to any device or system for distant communication by means of visible or audible signals, now commonly restricted to electrically operated devices. Attempts at long-distance communication date back thousands of years (see signaling). over the BBC's refusal to screen next winter's World Cup and Ashes Test series. The Pinkoes don't give a stuff about traditional licence payers like us, rage the colonels, conveniently forgetting how cricket's bosses didn't give a stuff about the BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. when they sold their rights to Channel 4, who have now left them high and dry.
Clearly taking pleasure in their revenge, the BBC says cricket and telly no longer go together and that they now see radio as the only "medium'' for the sport. I disagree.
Looking at the size of the crowds who turn up at our county grounds these days I'd say the only medium cricket needs is the type who can communicate with the dead.
Because they're the only ones who are still watching the game.