BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Alex Carey of Australia looks on during day one of the First Test Match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at The Gabba on December 08, 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Failure to two power generators at the Gabba are what led to a broadcast meltdown for the viewing of the first Ashes Test last week.

Cricket fans were forced to go without visuals for extensive portions of the Test, namely on day four amid critical moments of the match.

With the leading broadcasters having all relied on the same footage and the DRS also requiring backup assistance, all systems soon placed broadcasters and their viewers with headaches to stream the match.

As revealed by The Sydney Morning Heraldboth the primary and backup generators went down simultaneously due to the overbearing power required to support the broadcasters, light towers and other technical systems at the ground.

It is understood that the Gabba is the only major cricket stadium for this summer that requires external assistance when supplying power to broadcaster trucks, with the base power needing to aid the powering of the light towers.

Broadcasters were required to draw their power from a separate generator, which was hired for the Test match and is fuelled by diesel.

The primary generator reportedly fused with the backup generator, causing both to shut down and broadcasters to be at a loss in sharing vision globally.

The impact of the power loss also hindered the ability for match officials to consistently rely on no-ball tracking and Snicko throughout the Test.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald's report, broadcasters Fox were made aware of the potential risks at play should a Test match be held in Brisbane.

The Gabba is set for upgrades to its power base structure, with the Queensland city set to host the Olympics in 2032, however those works are scheduled for 2028.