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A new consortium has acquired the licence to operate the Auckland Blues Super rugby franchise until 2020.
When the drugs in Australian sport investigation was announced in early February, much was made of the importance of protecting fans from the actions of wrongdoers. But here we are, three months into this investigation and attendance records are being set, membership sales are strong and public interest in sport seems solid. It raises the question – do sport fans really care?
Cricket Australia’s recent decision to take legal action against its host broadcaster of the past 36 years, Channel Nine, has brought into question issues regarding when law, business and media collide. No matter how much money or power they possess, no single organisation or media company can claim total control over popular sports content. So just what does this conflict mean for the future of cricket in Australia?
The culture of sport is the process by which sport produces (or enhances or reduces) in its participants and followers certain attributes or character traits, which they may or may not have had before. Is there a link between culture in team sport and on field success? or is culture simply a buzzword to reassure fans and players of the clubs future?
Cricket Australia have signed a deal with the BBC for the rights to broadcast ball-by-ball live radio commentary in the UK for the 2013/14 Ashes series in Australia, which runs from November to January.