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Foreign channel awarded broadcasting rights without open bid

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given broadcasting rights to a foreign channel without an open bid and payment and claimed that it has been done to resolve a dispute.

By Abdul Majid Bhatti
September 04, 2019

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given broadcasting rights to a foreign channel without an open bid and payment and claimed that it has been done to resolve a dispute.

The channel which has got the broadcasting rights is apartner 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 live the National T20 Cup for 10 days, Pakistan Cup for 10 days and final of Quaid-i-Azam Trophy for five days. The PCB spokesman said the PCB media partner has given 25-day free air time to show cricket live. He said broadcasting rights were given to the foreign channel to resolve an old dispute. However, he did not tell details about the dispute.