Why is Seven Cricket Australia suing and wanting to get out of the broadcasting rights deal?

The Seven Network’s legal action against Cricket Australia (CA) is the deepest cut in two years to threaten coverage of the game this summer.

Seven has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court to end the $450 million TV rights deal and seek damages for “multiple quality and standard violations.”

The bulk of these alleged breaches stem from the quality of the Men’s Big Bash League (BBL), which Seven has compared unfavorably to the Indian Premier League (IPL).