A piece of bad news for Pakistani cricket fans as they will not be able to watch the Pak-England series on state-owned TV. The reason behind this is the federal government, which has barred PTV from signing agreements with Indian companies.
While talking to the media after the federal cabinet meeting, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that the cricket series between Pakistan and England would not be telecasted in Pakistan.
It should be noted that the cricket series between Pakistan and England will start from July 8, which includes three ODIs and three T20 matches.
Fawad Chaudhry said that state TV has asked for a contract with Star and Asia TV, state TV s application for an agreement with an Indian company has not been approved.
“We cannot sign an agreement with any Indian company.”He added.
He said that all the rights in South Asia are with Indian companies, therefore the Pakistan-England cricket series will not be telecasted but will try to find a middle ground with England Cricket Board as PCB and PTV will definitely suffer if cricket is not broadcasted.