Ashes 2005 PPV for Aussies?

Disappointingly for the Aussies, it sounds like coverage for the 2005 Ashes series won’t be free-to-air. More here.

It emerged yesterday that cricket fans may miss out on free-to-air coverage for the first time in 30 years.

A sign of the times, I’m afraid. Sky Sports – who steal nearly £40 a month from me (otherwise known as $ky :) ) – have covered most England tours for years now. They simply outbid the BBC, which isn’t difficult. Channel 4 cover England’s home-series, and are FTA, but still Sky manage to cover at least one Test during the summer.

Nowt you can do about it, Aussies :(