Pakistan cricket board (PCB) is likely to announce the new broadcasting partner today for the coverage of ongoing Pakistan Super League matches after the Indian group IMG Reliance have stopped airing matches following the terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
DSport, the television channel showing the PSL in India, has also stopped its coverage.
“We have been informed by IMG Reliance that they will be unable to partner with us for the remaining HBL PSL 2019 and PCB has reserved all its rights. The PCB always had a contingency plan in place, and we are confident we will be in a position to announce the new partner on Monday after the completion of the formalities,” PCB’s Managing Director Wasim Khan said.
He further added that sports and politics should be kept separate as sports, especially cricket always play a key role in building bridges between people and countries.
The fourth edition of the PSL is successfully going on in Dubai. A number of top cricketing stars from around the world are a part of the six teams that are competing in the tournament.
The final leg of the league will be hosted in Pakistan. Three matches will be in Lahore while five matches including the final will take place in Karachi on March 17.