Covering of Imran and legendary cricketers’ pictures in India regrettable: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have broken their silence and expressed their disappointment after India removed pictures of former players at a couple of venues in India.
In the wake of Pulawama terror attack, India have removed the pictures of Pakistan cricketers at various venues. They have also stopped the broadcasting of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
PCB have finally reacted to it Managing Director Wasim Khab said that sports have has always played a key role in defusing political tensions. But the gestures of India are proving it wrong now.
“We have always believed and emphasised that sports and politics should be kept separate. History tells us that sports, particularly cricket, have always played a key role in building bridges between people and countries.”
“Covering or removing portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions,” he added.
Wasim also informed that Indian production company IMG Reliance pulled out of producing the PSL matches.
“We have been informed by IMG Reliance that they will be unable to partner with us for the remaining PSL 2019 and PCB has reserved all its rights. The PCB always had a contingency plan in place.”
Pakistan are immediately in search of a new broadcasting partner. If they fail to do so, the rest of the matches of PSL won’t be telecasted anywhere.