Broadcasting of IPL matches banned in Pakistan


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02 Apr, 2019 7:35 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The federal cabinet on Tuesday nodded banning broadcasting of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Pakistan

This was announced by Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain while briefing journalists about decisions of the federal cabinet under the chair of Prime minister Imran Khan. He said that the IPL matches in the country had been banned on a request from his ministry.

The minister said the cabinet nodded banning broadcasting of India’s IPL matches in Pakistan. He said India has left no opportunity to harm Pakistan’s cricket.

He said sports, culture, and other showbiz activities should not be politicized, but India has adopted an aggressive posture against our players and artists.

Fawad Chaudhry regretted that the Indian broadcaster pulled out from broadcasting the PSL matches. He said now PEMRA would ensure that IPL matches are not aired in Pakistan.

“We think that political differences should not interfere with sport and cultural activities. But we saw that limits were crossed when the Indian team played their match wearing army caps,” the minister said in reference to India’s third ODI match against Australia.

Indian cricket team violates ICC rules by wearing army caps in ODI

Earlier, the Indian cricket team – wearing army caps to show solidarity with the armed forces – violated the ICC code of conduct in International ODI against Australia.

The games like cricket always symbolized to show peace and played for the refreshment and entertainment but the Indian cricket team tried to politicize for wearing army caps during the ODI match.

It is worth mentioning here that in an unprecedented move, the Indian cricket team wore army caps to ‘pay tribute’ to the victims of Pulwama incident and the Indian army, it might actually be a breach of the ICC code of conduct.

It is worth mentioning here that in an unprecedented move, the Indian cricket team wore army caps to ‘pay tribute’ to the victims of Pulwama incident and the Indian army, it might actually be a breach of the ICC code of conduct.


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