PCB wants ICC to settle boycott row

PCB wants ICC to settle boycott row

A PCB official said the accreditation terms given out for the ongoing series in New Zealand was similar to those adopted by the ICC.

“In fact the news agencies covered the Champions Trophy and Pakistan’s one-day series in Abu Dhabi under the existing terms and conditions for accreditation,” the official said.
He termed the attitude of the news agencies, which didn’t cover the first Test in Dunedin, as unreasonable. The Associated Press, along with AFP and Reuters are boycotting the ongoing series.

“We are discussing things with them and we told them to cover the first Test under old terms and we will resolve this issue soon. But they didn’t agree,” he said.

The official said the PCB found itself in an awkward situation as the dispute was over some clauses in the accreditation terms and conditions some of which dealt with commercial rights and rights of broadcasters.

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