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After having been unsuccessful in securing television rights for broadcasting Australian cricket, Australian businessman, Kerry Packer set a break away cricket competition, World Series Cricket. Amongst the new technology introduced as a result were microphones on the pitch to allow television viewers to experience the authentic sounds of cricket. There were some problems with this as, occasionally in the heat of the moment, the players would forget their comments were being broadcast...