The Imran Khan government has rejected a proposal to sign an agreement with Indian companies for live coverage of the upcoming cricket series between Pakistan and England (PAK vs ENG).
Islamabad, 9 June : The Pakistani government has decided to punish its citizens for political tensions with India. The Imran Khan government has rejected a proposal to sign an agreement with Indian companies for live coverage of the upcoming cricket series between Pakistan and England (PAK vs ENG). This information was given by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry after a meeting of the Government of Pakistan. Pakistan Television (PTV) had urged the government to sign an agreement with Star or Sony for the broadcast.
The Pakistani government has rejected a plea to sign an agreement with Star and Sony TV to air the England-Pakistan cricket series. “Until the Indian government reverses its decision to repeal Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, our relations with India will not return to normal,” Fawad said.
Big blow to PCB
‘Star and Sony have all the rights to broadcast cricket in South Asia. The series will not be aired in Pakistan as it is the role of the Pakistani government not to enter into agreements with Indian companies. The matter will be discussed with the England and Wales Cricket Board as well as other foreign broadcasters. The decision by the Pakistan government will be a huge financial loss to PTV and the Pakistan Cricket Board, ”Fawad said.
England series event
The three-match ODI and three-match T20 series between Pakistan and England starts on July 8. The first ODI will take place on July 8 in Cardiff. The second ODI will be played at Lord’s on July 10 and the third ODI will be played at Birmingham on July 13. The T20 series will be played from July 16 to July 20.