Left in the lurch after IMG-Reliance pulled out as producers and logistics support providers, Blitz and Trans Group have stepped in and have extended a lifeline to the Pakistan Super League (PSL). More than 40 soldiers have lost their lives, and many are critically injured. Jaish-e-Mohammad took responsibility for the attack and identified the bomber as a 20-year-old local resident from Pulwama district.
Following the deadly incident which was condemned by the whole world, India has been restricting business with Pakistan.
Later, PCB's Managing Director Wasim Khan in response issued a statement,"We have been informed by IMG Reliance that they will be unable to partner with us for the remaining HBL PSL 2019 and PCB has reserved all its rights".
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The PCB expressed "extreme disappointment" with the outcome on its website, and said an announcement of the new live broadcasters of the tournament would be made on Monday. This deal was set to run till the end of the 2022 season. However, both Blitz Advertising and Techfront don't own a TV channel. So they resold the rights to others with the facility to broadcast cricket matches.
The fourth addition of the PSL is underway in the UAE in which six teams are competing for the title.
According to a media report, DSport was expected to stop the telecast of PSL in India from the second day of the league but due to some technical problems it was not able to do so.
Meanwhile, the fans in India have also demanded the foreign players, who are playing in the PSL to be banned from the Indian Premier League (IPL). That portrait was in one of the restaurant walls at their Brabourne stadium headquarters in Mumbai.