After the Federal Cabinet meeting, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday (April 2) in formed media that government has decide to put complete ban on broadcasting of Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the country.
“The Indian broadcaster pulled out of the Pakistan Super League in the middle of the tournament. The Ministry of Information requested the Federal Cabinet to ban the IPL, as India tried to cause damage to our tournament in an organised way,” Chaudhry said.
After the escalation between two countries, Indian company IMG Reliance informed the Pakistan Cricket Board that it would no longer be the broadcast partner for PSL. Chaudhry in his news conference said Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) would ensure that IPL matches would not be shown 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 information minister.
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