PSL broadcast partner apologizes PCB on live-streaming scandal

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Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today in its press release has stated that they have received an apology from the broadcast partner regarding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five live-streaming outside the country.

Techfront International FZE has admitted that it was their fault after it appeared that PSL 2020 matches were gambled online.

After the reports came out, PCB admitted the mistake but blamed their media partners as this was not in their knowledge.

“Techfront International FZE acknowledges it was not proactive in obtaining prior permission from the PCB in respect of specific sublicensing and in that process it was not aligned to the spirit and provisions of the Rights Agreement with PCB with regard to PSL V’s live-streaming rights,” the company said in a statement.

“We have extended our regrets and apology to the PCB and look forward to their sympathetic consideration in the matter,” it added.

PCB appreciated and accepted the mistake. PCB also said that from now on, they will be more strict about such issues.

“We appreciate the Right Holder’s apology and detailed explanation. At its own end the PCB shall put in place more stringent measures to ensure extra vigilance; enhancement of internal monitoring processes and procedures; continual issuance of clear guidelines to our partners so there is a better understanding of the dos and the don’ts,” the PCB said.

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