Cricket Video Goes Viral: Over One Million Views

September 23, 2015

Bermuda is getting some international publicity, albeit not the type we really want, as the video of the altercation at the 2015 Champion of Champions cricket match has gone viral, with the original video receiving over 700,000 views as of this writing.

Since we posted it 10 days ago, Bernews YouTube statistics indicate that viewers from over 150 nations watched it; and according to our Youtube statistics the top 10 nations that viewers came from are Bangladesh, India, Bermuda, USA, UK, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada, and Singapore.

Numerous international media have reported on the altercation, with Bernews receiving over two dozen international media requests for the footage from broadcasters in the USA, the UK, and worldwide.

As international media outlets have downloaded and reuploaded our video on their own platforms, the 700,000 views on Bernews channel do not represent the total views, with the total views of the actual footage likely to be well over a million at this stage.

The players involved in the altercation have been sanctioned, with the Bermuda Cricket Board confirming that Jason Anderson has been given a “life ban from all cricket and any involvement in the game of cricket in Bermuda in any capacity.”

In addition, George O’Brien has been banned from all cricket for a period sufficiently long to include six Logic 50 over matches.

Mr. Anderson, who was playing for Cleveland County Cricket Club, was also handed a lifetime ban from the Club itself, with Cleveland confirming that he is “banned from representing the club in all sporting activities for life.”

The 700,000 views are nowhere near the highest for cricket altercation views on Youtube, with one montage of cricket fights garnering over 7 million views, while at least half a dozen more videos of cricket altercations have attracted in excess of 4 million views.

Update: The views have now surpassed one million.

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  1. I heart 441 says:

    Let’s hope the “Gentleman’s Game” will never again have a repeat obscene incident.

    • And we didn’t even need BTA.

      • Forget about it says:

        Just when I was thinking were is OJ with some real intelligent insight into this matter and BOOM there he is! Strange- No mention of something being swept under the rug yet tho

    • Stay Humble says:

      Funny thing is when the instigator flies to other countries he might find himself on that countries stop entry list. Now that he’s so famous with 700,000 views and counting.

  2. Bram Stoker says:

    Great publicity … not. shame it did not include a few views and a bit of cliff jumping and all tourism problems would have been solved!

  3. Lala says:

    Bet KPMG are thrilled to have their logo plastered all over this display of immaturity and poor sportsmanship.

    • HOTDOG says:

      That is the reason I do not watch Bermuda sports
      these fools not know how to act.

      • I heart 441 says:

        You’re the fool for such a statement, reason being, Bermuda has over 30 sports. Don’t let one freak incident deter you from watching Bermuda sports, it makes you look weak inside.

  4. enough says:

    That is so embarassing for Bermuda

    • Kat says:

      Bermuda is another world……yup great publicity should hang or heads in shame

  5. Terry says:

    Shalom.

  6. JohnBoy says:

    Why is everyone sooo eager to see these guys fighting? I don’t get it!

  7. Uh huh says:

    What a fall from grace after Sluggo’s heroics in the World Cup.

  8. lucky 7 says:

    Extreme cricket

  9. blowmyfish says:

    Career’s ruined. Morons! Inspiration vapourised!

  10. Flash says:

    Any publicity at all is good publicity!

  11. So sorry for the island being tarnished by this stupid senseless act. We really shine brightly on the world stage with this. I as a sportsman would be ashamed to represent the is;and at this time. Personnel opinion the bans are no more than a slap on the wrist and offer no real longterm consequences for the main perpetrator nor the actions of the second. I would like to see the World Cricket Governing body pass a verdict/ruling as it affects all cricket played here. i sincerely think that it should be a matter to go before the courts as a act of violence. Did his team mate go for a concussion test after being kicked in the head?

    • Varied says:

      The player who threw the first punch got a life ban in accordance with the Code of Conduct – what else would you like to see from the world governing body (the ICC in this case)? A fine? His cricket career is already done.

      Regarding assault, well that’s up to the Police I imagine, heck they were at the scene so had a closer view than most of us.

  12. my view says:

    737,000 views todate on youtube for the wrong reasons.

  13. Timbuc says:

    Help me out here pls. Did that dude kick his own team mate in the head??

  14. Jahmani says:

    Thanks a lot you bunch of dumb ppl

  15. Dready says:

    Give $70 million to cricket .

  16. Time for the courts to show all the world what happens to both players in situations like this. Time out time and bans.

  17. Rosie says:

    Unfortunately things such as this happen WORLDWIDE….even those that make thousands playing sports that they love occasionally tend to engage in such behavior for which they too are fined, suspended or banned for life…adrenaline..heat of the moment…having a bad day?..who knows.. BUT at the end of the day the promising thing is that the game still goes on…
    #bermudaisnolongeranotherworld