India cricket TV rights dispute reaches stalemate


The row over telecast rights of the upcoming “match of the year” series between India and Pakistan reached another stalemate today.

In fact to make matters worse, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is considering delaying the tour by four-five days to resolve issues.

“The committee will take up this matter once the court passes the order with regard to TV rights,” said Ranbir Singh Mahendra, president, BCCI.

The working committee of the BCCI met in New Delhi to discuss several issues including the itinerary for the India-Pakistan series. The tour dates are also expected to change.

In other Indian cricket news, BCCI has said that Pakistan will play One Day International (ODI) match in Ahmedabad. Pakistan will play the sixth ODI in Ahmedabad though there will be no Test match there. The working committee meeting decided this after Pakistan refused to play there on security gounds.

Kolkata is now likely to be selected as a Test match venue. Pakistan is expected to respond to the BCCI’s proposals by tomorrow.

India and Pakistan were originally planning to play only five ODIs but now there are indications that Ahmedabad will get to host the additional ODI.

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