Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that the upcoming Pakistan tour to England will not be televised in the country.
According to Chauhdry, the Federal cabinet rejected Pakistan Television (PTV)’s proposal to sign a contract with an Indian company that has cricket telecasting rights in South Asia. Indian companies have the broadcasting rights of Pakistan’s upcoming tour to England in this region.
The minister said the decision to reject the proposal was taken in light of the federal cabinet’s latest stand to cancel all the current and future business deals with Indian companies. However, they will consult with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to find out an alternate.
Meanwhile, cricket fans were extremely disappointed by this decision and urged the government to find an immediate solution.
You can hire indian broadcasting crew for PSL but when indian companies having broadcasting rights of #PakvsEng tour , you are refusing to deal with them . What should I say ? Dual Standards … ? Lame excuses ….? 🤦🏻♂️💔
— Asad~ (@asad_qureshi258) June 8, 2021
You can hire Indian broadcasting crew for PSL but when Indian companies having broadcasting rights of #PakvsEng tour, you are refusing to deal with them. What should I say ? Dual standards….? Lame
— ایڈووکیٹ علی ڈوگر (@AliHass25543294) June 8, 2021
3 T20i and 3 ODI series between #Pakistan and #England
starting from 8th July wont be televised in Pakistan, says Information Minister @fawadchaudhry. This a a big loss for the cricket audience in Pakistan and a financial hit as well for state broadcaster.#PakvsEng https://t.co/kDtxN8m5N8
— وقاص احمد (@waxasahmad) June 8, 2021
PTV Sports will not broadcast cricket series of Pakistan tour to England 2021
This is going to be the Worst Decision ever made by Govt of Pakistan#RizwanAhmadOfficial#PakvsEng pic.twitter.com/MV6yC6dxp4
— Rizwan Ahmad (@RizwanA60034556) June 8, 2021
— Hasaan Khan 🇵🇰 (@iamHkhaan) June 8, 2021
Pakistan won’t be able to broadcast Pakistan vrs England on ptv 😢#pakvseng
— Syeda Fatima Naqvi✨💫 (@Fatima1874) June 8, 2021
— TeHسEeN GoRaYa (@TehseenAmir1) June 8, 2021
وفاقی حکومت نے پی ٹی وی کو بھارتی کمپنیوں سے معاہدے سے روک دیا۔۔
پاکستانی کرکٹ شائقین پاک انگلینڈ سیریز نہیں دیکھ سکیں گے۔۔
فواد چوہدری نے تصدیق کر دی#PakvsEng
— Shakir Abbasi (@ShakirAbbasi22) June 8, 2021
— Muhammad Basharat Shahbaz Official (@BasharatShahbaz) June 8, 2021
لو جی پاکستان اور انگلینڈ کی کرکٹ سیریز پاکستان میں ہی نشر نہیں ہوپائے گی اب یہ زمانہ بھی دیکھنا باقی تھا 🙄🙄 اخے تبدیلی آگئی اے #pakvseng
— Abdul Musawar Saleem Jutt🇵🇰 (@JuttMusawar19) June 8, 2021
— Aoun Abbas (@Aounabbas6975) June 8, 2021
Lo g #PakvsEng series ab pakistan ma nhi dikhaye Jaye gi
Ab sare subscription lene k liye ready raho 😂
— Muhammad Nouman (@nouman254) June 8, 2021
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan is scheduled to travel to England on June 25. They will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against the home team from June 8. Later on in October, England is scheduled to tour Pakistan to play two T20Is on 14th and 15th.