After IMG-Reliance Blow, PCB Announces New TV Production Partner For PSL 2019
The Pakistan Cricket Board, on Tuesday, announced their new worldwide broadcasting partner for the ongoing season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, India have been doing all it can to make Pakistan pay for the dastardly way. On Thursday, a suicide bomber from the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district, killing at least 40 personnel and leaving many critically wounded. The bus was on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Lethpora town, about 30 km from Srinagar when the attack took place. The entire nation is in a state of shock as well as furious following the gruesome attack.
There are now calls to boycott Pakistan from every sector and cricket has not remained far behind. The Cricket Club of India had covered the portrait of former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan in its restaurant. On Sunday, the PCA stadium in Mohali had removed the pictures of the Pakistani players. IMG-Reliance then dealt a huge blow to Pakistan Cricket Board by cutting its ties with it. IMG-Reliance had signed a deal to produce television coverage of the ongoing PSL. Before that, DSport, which was broadcasting the game in India, had also stopped the coverage.
But PCB has now announced the consortium of Blitz and Trans Group as its new live production partners for the rest of the tournament. The board announced that Blitz will be the broadcast partners in Pakistan, while Trans Group will be the event management partners.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board today announced the consortium of Blitz and Trans Group as the new live production partner for the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019,” the PCB said in a press release. “Blitz are the PCB’s broadcast partners in Pakistan, while Trans Group are the event management partners.
“Blitz and Trans Group will start their coverage when the matches resume on Wednesday, 20 February, and will continue to provide the same high quality coverage which the followers experienced in the earlier games of the event,” it added.
Meanwhile, there are also calls to boycott Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup although neither of the two board have spoken on it.