Official: IPL Match Coverage Banned in Pakistan

The Pakistan-India ties continue to deteriorate as Pakistan government has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) not to air Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the country.

This decision was announced by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry.

We all know how Indian companies and their government tried to sabotage Pakistan Super League (PSL) and after that, it became increasingly difficult for us to air IPL. Hence we feel confident that this is the right decision.

He further added that Pakistan wanted to keep politics and cricket separate but following the decisions taken by BCCI and their government, it can no longer happen.

During India’s 3rd one-day international against Australia, the Indian team wore army caps on the field which sparked a lot of controversy. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), following the incident, also lodged a complaint with cricket’s governing body ICC.

IMGReliance, an Indian firm, acquired the broadcasting rights for PSL 2019 but after political instability between Pakistan and India, the firm decided to discontinue the broadcasting. It was deemed as a political decision, which is the fundamental reason behind not airing IPL in Pakistan.

IPL has been a huge success since its inception but its popularity has reduced significantly due to introduction of PSL, which is why Pakistan’s domestic league can benefit greatly from this decision taken by the government.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.

  • “IPL has been a huge success since its inception but its popularity has reduced significantly due to introduction of PSL.”

    Markets separate hain, kis basis par de rahay hain aap yeh statement?

    • They aren’t separate as we are comparing domestic leagues. Since the introduction of CPL, BPL and PSL – IPL’s popularity has suffered a lot.

      • Again, kis basis par keh rahay hain? IPL kee viewership 2018 main 500 million thee, 40% grow karnay ke baad, aur hamari iss saal 150 million. Konsa “suffered a lot?”

        I am all for the PSL but statements like these need to have a source.

  • Good : Indian Mixed Politics & Cricket So Pakistani Cannot Allowed to Think for IPL :

    We Do Support PSL in Pakistan

  • Good going Fawad Dabbu, this is how one should follow orders from “its” masters.
    Kartoot pindi walay aaqaaon ke aur saza qaum ko. Wah.

  • Good decision bann ipl in Pakistan…
    Sam… If u really like ipl so much please go India…
    Shame on you Sam….

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