IMG Reliance pulls out of Pakistan Super League protesting Pulwama massacre, leaves tournament in lurch

By Team MyNationFirst Published 17, Feb 2019, 10:04 PM IST
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It is to be noted that IMG Reliance had inked their production deal with PCB starting this season itself. With 26 matches still remaining in the 2019 tournament, this is a huge body blow to Pakistan cricket.
 

New Delhi: In light of the terror attack on the CRPF this past week in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, and due to the extraordinary circumstances thereafter, IMG Reliance has cancelled its association with the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

IMG Reliance provided broadcast production services for Pakistan’s marquee cricket event and has stopped offering these services from immediate effect thus leaving the tournament in lurch.

The 2019 edition of this tournament started on February 14, and so far, IMG Reliance produced seven matches.

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MyNation has learnt from reliable sources that this decision was conveyed in an email to the top functionaries of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) early on Sunday evening, and there has been a reported blackout of the day’s game.

While there is a two-day break before the next round of matches begins on Wednesday, the fact that this major production house has pulled out has put the immediate future of the 2019 PSL season in doubt.

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It is to be noted that IMG Reliance had inked their production deal with PCB starting this season itself. With 26 matches still remaining in the 2019 tournament, this is a huge body blow to Pakistan cricket which is already reeling under financial crisis as India have refused to play them in bilateral international cricket.

Last Updated 17, Feb 2019, 10:41 PM IST