PTV Sports won’t air Pakistan-England series

Pakistan Television (PTV), a state-owned broadcaster, will not air the upcoming Green Brigade’s tour of England in the country.

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said that as India has all the broadcasting rights for South Asia, the cabinet didn’t grant PTV permission to sign the contract.

“We can not have any business with India,” the minister reportedly said.

Significantly, Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) has the official rights to telecast and stream matches played in England as in March 2018, it had penned a five-year deal with the England Cricket Board (ECB) to broadcast all the matches played in the country.

Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, is scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in England between July 8 and July 20.

The team will depart on June 25 from Abu Dhabi after the conclusion of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) sixth edition.

News Desk

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