first_imgPakistan bans IPL 2019 broadcast, says India ‘harming’ cricket in the countryPakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a press conference that the decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan.advertisement Press Trust of India IslamabadApril 2, 2019UPDATED: April 3, 2019 20:46 IST IPL 2019: Pakistan has officially banned the broadcast of Indian Premier League matches in the country (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndian Premier League 2019 will not be broadcast in Pakistan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has confirmedIndia made an organised effort to harm cricket in Pakistan: ChaudhryIn India, the coverage of Pakistan Super League was stopped in protest of the Pulwama terror attackPakistan on Tuesday banned the telecast of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches in the country, alleging that India has made an “organised effort to harm” the game in Pakistan.Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a press conference that the decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former captain of Pakistani cricket team.He said the move was taken by the Cabinet because India left no opportunity to harm Pakistan’s cricket.”India made an organised effort to harm cricket in Pakistan and it doesn’t make sense for us to allow an Indian domestic tournament to be promoted here,” he said, pointing out that the official Indian broadcaster pulled out of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the middle of the tournament after the Pulwama attack “to harm the league and cricket” in Pakistan.In February, DSport — the official broadcasters of the PSL in India — stopped the coverage of the tournament in protest of the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.Indian company IMG Reliance also pulled out of its deal to produce the television coverage of the PSL worldwide forcing the Pakistan-based T20 league to find a new production company midway into the tournament.Chaudhry said the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) would ensure that no IPL match is aired in Pakistan.He said the Pakistan government believes that sports and culture should not be politicised, but India adopted an aggressive posture against Pakistani players and artists.advertisementAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir in elite captains’ listAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Indian Premier LeagueFollow IPL 2019Follow PakistanFollow Imran KhanFollow Pakistan Super LeagueFollow Pulwama terror attacklast_img

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