Pakistan bans Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in the nation.The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the decision after a cabinet meeting there.
The new decision came after the Pak Ministry of Information requested for the order.During the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League, the Indian broadcaster DSport stopped airing the matched mid-tournament following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir in February.
“India made an organised effort to harm cricket in Pakistan and it doesn’t make sense for us to allow an Indian domestic tournament to be promoted here,” Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority is tasked with ensuring that IPL matches will not be broadcast in Pakistan, reports say.
The IPL is entering its 12th day of the tournament that began on March 23. On Wednesday, the Chennai Super Kings will play the Mumbai Indians in Mumbai.