England Cricket Series not to be aired in Pakistan, announces Fawad Chaudhry

Lahore, 8th June: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the upcoming cricket series between Pakistan and England will not be broadcast in the country.

While addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan’s upcoming cricket tour to England would not be aired due to a license issue with Indian broadcasters.

It is to be noted that the first ODI match of the series will be played at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on July 8.

The minister informed that PTV’s request for a contract with Indian broadcasters Star and Asia, who have the rights to air the match got rejected.

He said, “The Indian companies have the rights to broadcast matches in South Asia and we can not carry out any business dealings with any Indian companies.”

The Information minister added that Pakistan will now approach the England Cricket Board to try to find some other solution.

He reiterated that Pakistan will not conduct any business with India till it takes back the August 5, 2019, decision to revoke occupied Kashmir’s special status.

Bilateral ties with India are only possible after it takes back the August 5 decision. Chaudhry further said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PTV will face severe losses as a result of this.

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