The Ghost Train was an Australian television show that featured the stars of the Australian cricket team, the West Indies, in a mock battle for the World Series.
The show aired from February 4 to June 3, 2015, and featured four teams competing for the coveted World Series trophy.
It featured Australian players such as Michael Clarke, Glenn McGrath, Michael Clarke-Smith and James Pattinson.
Australian TV host Aussie Footballers’ Association (AFA) president Geoff Walsh had earlier revealed that the Ghost Training program would air on Australia’s national TV channels on the same day as the World Cup finals in Brisbane.
“We’ll be airing the World Championships in Brisbane on June 10th.
I believe that it will be Australia versus West Indies,” he said on the AFA’s Facebook page.
The AFA also confirmed that the program would be shown on Australian television networks, including Nine, Nine Sports and Channel Nine.
However, the Aftonbladet report also stated that the show would be broadcast on international channels, including Fox Sports, Sky Sports and ESPN, with a separate Australian channel, ESPN, being shown for international audiences.
The program’s producers reportedly told the Aussie television networks that the Australian broadcaster was “failing in the battle to be the first to broadcast a World Series game”.
On May 1, 2015 it was revealed that a leaked letter from the AFTA to the broadcasters, stating that the series was “too big to be televised”, was published by The Age.
The letter was allegedly drafted by the AAFA to ensure that “we could show it on the international channels” in the event that Fox Sports and Nine failed to broadcast the World Championship.
The ABC confirmed that they would not air the show during the World Cups, but later retracted the decision after media reports revealed the show was a hoax.
The leaked letter revealed that AFTAC President Geoff Walsh wanted the Australian television network, Nine, to air the World Finals in Brisbane, but was told that “Fox Sports is not able to air World Series matches”.
The ABC, which had aired the series on the air in Australia since 2013, has since aired it in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France and South Africa.
The AFTAA has yet to respond to the ABC’s claim that the AFI and AFA had a “secret agreement” to ensure the show ran during the Olympics.”
Fox has been contacted by the ABC and will have no further comment.”
The AFTAA has yet to respond to the ABC’s claim that the AFI and AFA had a “secret agreement” to ensure the show ran during the Olympics.