- Published: Tuesday, 01 February 2022 10:26
Our Golf and Cricket Operations teams merged over the Summer, swapping codes as needed to supply as many event graphics as possible. The start of December had our Remote Ops covering the Hero World Challenge and QBE Shark Shootout on the PGA Tour, while the 1st Ashes Test between hosts Australia and England in Brisbane shared the limelight with the first 3 Big Bash League games in Sydney and Melbourne - with coverage of all 4 fixtures enhanced by Virtual Eye graphics. The 2nd Ashes Test was in Adelaide, with the 3rd Ashes Test in Melbourne bookended by 6 Big Bash League matches in Adelaide, Hobart, Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Melbourne.
Above: A sample of Virtual Eye graphics broadcast by FOX during the 2021-22 Ashes Series - A Nathan Lyon build-up during the 2nd Test, James Anderson's tactics against Marcus Harris during the 3rd Test and a DRS for Stuart Broad against Cameron Green during the 5th Test.
Early in the new year Virtual Eye covered the 4th Ashes Test in Sydney and 4 more Big Bash League matches in Sydney and Melbourne, and also resumed our work on the PGA Tour with the Sentry Tournament at Kapalua resort and the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club. The 5th Ashes Test took place in Hobart at the Bellerive Oval, with Virtual Eye in remote attendance supplying our graphics. Another 3 Big Bash League matches in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne kept the operators busy, with concurrent tournaments on both the PGA and European Tours seeing out January and meaning some very late nights for the team. The American Express tournament on the PGA Tour was supported alongside the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on the European Tour, the same holding true for The Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and the Slync.io Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates GC.