Is test cricket on the ABC up in the air?

Speculation has arisen in reports today that the ABC has yet to formally sign its broadcast agreements with Cricket Australia, and that this will impact on the ABC’s coverage of the upcoming Ashes Test matches between Australia and England, due to begin in just six days. 

The reports say that unless an agreement is reached immediately, the ABC will not be able to broadcast the first Test held in Brisbane.

Although the ABC was unable to openly discuss the situation surrounding talks with Cricket Australia, an ABC source has confirmed that no formal agreements have been made. The source told radioinfo that ‘only in the worst case scenario, will this be the case’  and, ‘both [Cricket Australia and the ABC] are working together for a solution that’s best for the ABC and cricket fans.’