While whole of Pakistan is preparing for the PSL final today, Pakistan Super League’s official website is currently streaming Indian channels, for reasons that are beyond our comprehension.
PSL’s official website, i.e. http://psl-t20.com also offers official live streaming for PSL matches. It is also set to stream today’s PSL final match live streaming but to everyone’s surprise it is streaming some Doordarshan channel.
Not to mention, this is happening on the day when when millions of Pakistanis — home and abroad — are going to visit PSL’s official website for live streaming. And they will only end up embarrassed.
Below is the screen for our readers’ reference:
PSL officials and the government high-ups are celebrating the PSL final as our national event, however, to our utter disappointment it is wondered why PSL’s official website has to stream Indian channels on the day when millions of people are going to watch live stream of PSL final on official website.
Not to mention, PSL sold online streaming rights to cricketway.com and cricketgateway.pk — which is owned and operated by an Indian firm.
Here are whois records for cricketgateway.com and cricketgateway.pk:
- Name: Deepak Sathyamurthy
- Organization: Followon Interactive Media Pvt Ltd
- Address: 38,Developed Plot Industrial Estate, Perungudi
- City: chennai
- State / Province: Tamil Nadu
- Postal Code: 600096
- Country: IN
- Phone: +91.9841343154
- Registrant: Followon Interactive Media Pvt. Ltd.
- Address: Chennai, India
So apparently it is due to cricketgateway.com that PSL’s official website is made to stream Indian channel.
It is, however, wondered why no Pakistani website was given the rights for online streaming of PSL matches.
This is what happens when you rely on foreign contractors — out of greed — and end up being played by them.
Thanks Farmanullah (from Bannu) for tipping us on this.
PSL has taken down live streaming from the page for now.