The terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14th February, 2019 has greatly affected the relations between the states of Pakistan and India. It has even hurt sports and art where the Government of India has blocked all digital coverage of Pakistan Super League in the country.
PCB has lately been informed by IMG Reliance over the disconnection of all digital coverage of PSL in India as one of their officials contacted the PCB Managing Director, Wasim Khan. As its response, PCB has released a statement in which they have regretted India’s decision.
According to PCB’s statement, what happens on the political level must not affect the relationship between the people of two countries. Sports and Art serve as the never-ending bonds and when these relations get hurt, it is definitely regretful.
Not just that, the pictures of Legendary Pakistani Cricketers from Indian Cricket Hall of Fame in Punjab and Mumbai have also been taken down following the protests by the Indian People over the course of events.
The Punjab Cricket Association has released a statement in which they apologized over the measure but also mentioned they are uncertain about what they are going to do with the pictures of Prime Minister Imran Khan and other cricketing stars.
The portrayals, however, are promised to be kept in safe custody and what should be done with them will be decided depending on how these events turn out. The online streaming rights have been sold to Geo Super but as for broadcasting rights, it shall be decided soon.
Don’t forget that the cricket teams of Pakistan and India are to face each other in the group stages of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and we hope that this tension should soon wither of from the scene.