ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry announced that Pakistan Television (PTV) Sports will not telecast the upcoming Pakistan tour to England.
In a press conference here on Tuesday, Chaudhry said the Federal Cabinet had decided to avoid doing any sort of business with Indian companies. Hence, they rejected PTV’s request to sign a deal with an Indian broadcasting company that has the rights to telecast Pakistan vs England series in South Asia.
The federal minister said they will contact England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for possible solutions on this matter. It must be noted here that Pakistan is scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is against England in their backyard.
On the other hand, India also has the hosting rights of the upcoming T20 World Cup, which means telecast of the mega event in Pakistan is also in jeopardy. The multi-nation event is scheduled for October-November this year.
While reacting to this matter, cricket fans in the country criticized the government for this decision.
You can hire indian broadcasting crew for PSL but when indian companies having broadcasting rights of #PakvsEng tour , you are refusing to deal with them . What should I say ? Dual Standards … ? Lame excuses ….? ♂️
— Asad~ (@asad_qureshi258) June 8, 2021
You can hire Indian broadcasting crew for PSL but when Indian companies having broadcasting rights of #PakvsEng tour, you are refusing to deal with them. What should I say ? Dual standards….? Lame
— ایڈووکیٹ علی ڈوگر (@AliHass25543294) June 8, 2021
3 T20i and 3 ODI series between #Pakistan and #England
starting from 8th July wont be televised in Pakistan, says Information Minister @fawadchaudhry. This a a big loss for the cricket audience in Pakistan and a financial hit as well for state broadcaster.#PakvsEng https://t.co/kDtxN8m5N8
— وقاص احمد (@waxasahmad) June 8, 2021
PTV Sports will not broadcast cricket series of Pakistan tour to England 2021
This is going to be the Worst Decision ever made by Govt of Pakistan#RizwanAhmadOfficial#PakvsEng pic.twitter.com/MV6yC6dxp4
— Rizwan Ahmad (@RizwanA60034556) June 8, 2021
— Hasaan Khan (@iamHkhaan) June 8, 2021
Pakistan won’t be able to broadcast Pakistan vrs England on ptv #pakvseng
— Syeda Fatima Naqvi✨ (@Fatima1874) June 8, 2021
— TeHسEeN GoRaYa (@TehseenAmir1) June 8, 2021
وفاقی حکومت نے پی ٹی وی کو بھارتی کمپنیوں سے معاہدے سے روک دیا۔۔
پاکستانی کرکٹ شائقین پاک انگلینڈ سیریز نہیں دیکھ سکیں گے۔۔
فواد چوہدری نے تصدیق کر دی#PakvsEng
— Shakir Abbasi (@ShakirAbbasi22) June 8, 2021
— Muhammad Basharat Shahbaz Official (@BasharatShahbaz) June 8, 2021
لو جی پاکستان اور انگلینڈ کی کرکٹ سیریز پاکستان میں ہی نشر نہیں ہوپائے گی اب یہ زمانہ بھی دیکھنا باقی تھا اخے تبدیلی آگئی اے #pakvseng
— Abdul Musawar Saleem Jutt (@JuttMusawar19) June 8, 2021
— Aoun Abbas (@Aounabbas6975) June 8, 2021
Lo g #PakvsEng series ab pakistan ma nhi dikhaye Jaye gi
Ab sare subscription lene k liye ready raho
— Muhammad Nouman (@nouman254) June 8, 2021