Pakistan bans broadcast of Indian Premier League

Pakistan bans broadcast of Indian Premier League

Pakistan bans broadcast of Indian Premier League

In retaliation to IMG Reliance's pulling out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) last month as a mark of protest to deadly attacks on CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, the Pakistani authorities have chose to ban telecast of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in their own country.

There will be no live telecast of Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019) in Pakistan.

The move was taken after India's official broadcasters, DSports, stopped the telecast of Pakistan Super League (PSL) following the Pulwama attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans.

After the attack on Indian soldiers in Pulwama, in South Kashmir, by terrorists, IMG-Reliance, the producers of PSL in India made a decision to pull out from the tournament as a sign of protest.

"During the PSL, the way the Indian companies and the government treated Pakistan cricket. after that, we can't tolerate that IPL is shown in Pakistan", Chaudhry told a Pakistan news channel. But then we saw Indian cricket team playing a match wearing army caps and there was no investigation against that. There was no action taken against that.

The 12th edition of IPL will kick off from Saturday with defending Champions Chennai Super Kings facing off against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chepauk Stadium in the opening encounter.

"I feel if the IPL is not shown in Pakistan, it will be a loss for IPL and Indian cricket. We are a cricketing superpower in global cricket", Chaudhry, a leader of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, was quoted as saying to a Pakistan news channel.

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