50 signatures reached
To: The ECB / Channel 4
Replay the 2005 Ashes series on free to view TV during lockdown
Replay the 2005 Ashes series on free to view TV during this spring / summer of no sport.
Why is this important?
During a spring / summer of no cricket or sport, it is an important opportunity for to replay all or some of the greatest Ashes series to date. After the success of TMS and Sky reshowing the 2019 4th day of Headingley it shows there is an appetite for this content. Many of crickets youngest fans have not seen this series in its full glory.
Replaying the whole or even just a key test in its entirety from the 2005 Ashes series is important for 2 main reasons:
1. Providing great historical sporting TV content, helping keep the UK population entertained whilst remaining indoors, which in turn will help the NHS during this most challenging of times.
2. Replaying this series will enable the new generation of cricket fans (gained from the success of the World Cup Victory in 2019) to enjoy the greatest Ashes series to date in its full glory.
It additionally supports a wider conversation about how was can view Test cricket.
How it will be delivered
We understand the the ECB hold the rights to the footage. As such we need to show them that we wish to have this series re-played in the original format back on Channel 4.
With enough signatures and public interest we will send this to the board for discussion.