The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has awarded the broadcasting rights of domestic cricket to a foreign channel without an open bid and payment.
A PCB official claimed that the bid wasn’t open to put a dispute at rest and no further information was provided. However, it is believed that PCB wants to increase the international coverage of the domestic circuit.
It is understood that the channel which acquired the broadcasting rights is a partner of the PCB and after taking legal advice, PCB has given the rights away without any payment.
The channel which has got the broadcasting rights is a partner of the PCB. After taking legal advice, the PCB has given the broadcasting rights of Pakistan domestic cricket without payment.
The foreign channel will telecast the following tournaments live:
- National T20 Cup for 10 days
- Pakistan Cup for 10 days
- Final of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for five days.
The PCB spokesman said the PCB media partner has given 25-day free air time to show cricket live.