'Ban Sony Sports Network In India'- Massive Controversy Erupts As India And Pakistan Cricket Fans Fight On Twitter After Sony Sports Network Grabs PCB's Broadcasting Rights In India For 3 Years

‘Ban Sony Sports Network In India’- Massive Controversy Erupts As India And Pakistan Cricket Fans Fight On Twitter After Sony Sports Network Grabs PCB’s Broadcasting Rights In India For 3 Years

India vs Pakistan Fans Twitter War
Indian Cricket Fans. Image Courtesy: Twitter

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Sunday, announced in a historic decision that the Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) has acquired the broadcasting rights of PCB in India for a tenure of three years. The announcement has received mixed reactions from people as the two countries have been on stringent political ties ever since the Independence.

Notably, Pakistan has been involved in major terrorist operations in recent times and thus, the Government of India has decided against the Indian Cricket Team locking horns with Pakistan in a bilateral series. The two nations last played in a bilateral series in 2012 and the only time now that the two countries come head to head is in multi-national tournaments like the World Cup and Asia Cup.

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Indian And Pakistan Fans Collide On Twitter After Sony Sports Acquires PCB’s Broadcasting Rights In India

The broadcasting of Pakistan’s games in their neighbouring country had also come to a halt in recent years. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was also banned from being broadcast in their neighbouring country. Now, in what has turned out to be a historic decision by Sony Sports Network, fans of both the countries have given mixed reactions. Some Indian fans have even demanded the Government to ban the broadcast.

India and Pakistan are arch-rivals on the field because of the political tensions between the two nations. The two teams have not locked horns since 2012 in a bilateral series and they collide against each other only in multi-nation tournaments.

Pakistan hosted Sri Lanka in a T20I and Test series last year at home while Bangladesh also travelled to the country to play a three-match T20I series with the Men in Green.

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The last time these two teams faced off each other was in the 2019 World Cup when the Men in Blue continued their winning streak and beat their arch-rivals by 89 runs. Recently, former legendary all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Shahid Afridi vouched for a bilateral series between the two nations and Afridi went on to say that this could be bigger than the Ashes.

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