The Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said there would be no promotion of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Pakistan as India tried to hurt the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
“India tried to hurt Pakistan’s cricket in several ways which are not bearable. We have got approval from the cabinet to ban the IPL in Pakistan as we don’t want its promotion in our country,” said Chaudhry while talking to the media where he asked the PEMRA to ensure no broadcasting of the IPL in any part of the country from now onwards.
The Minister said that the Indian broadcasting company left the PSL’s broadcast halfway which was also a part of Indian propaganda against Pakistan. “It was not a good sign that a sports broadcasting company withdrew the event in middle,” he said.
Chaudhry stressed upon the need to not involve politics in sports as it is the only way to bridge the gap between nations. “India have always involved politics into sports which is disappointing,” he lamented.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian broadcasting company left the PSL halfway after India created a war situation in the region. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) immediately signed new broadcaster to not affect the only cricketing league of the country.