PEMRA bars TV channels from airing IPL

Decision was taken on directives from the federal government

PEMRA bars TV channels from airing IPL PHOTO COURTESY: Press Trust of India

The federal government has instructed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to bar TV channels from airing Indian Premier League (IPL) in Pakistan.

According to Daily Express, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has approved the summary forwarded to the federal cabinet, in this regard.

The summary stated that the decision has been taken because Indian authorities banned coverage of recently concluded HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) in India. It added that PEMRA must ensure that cable operators strictly abide by this decision.

The tournament is scheduled to begin on March 23 with the defending champions Chennai Super Kings facing the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Eight teams from all over India will face each other, in a home and away double round-robin format.

The final of the event is set to take place on May 12 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.