ICC world cup 2011: Icc lifts ban on tv news channels


Staff member
New Delhi/Mumbai April 2:

The ICC tonight lifted the ban on news television channels covering the world cup finals following intervention by Information and Broadcasting Ministry, but will seek legal action against them for alleged violation of media guidelines.

"...the ICC has decided to commence legal action against the companies involved and will also seek to recover damages through the courts in India rather than bar the stations from the ICC Cricket World Cup final," cricket's global governing body said in a statement.

Earlier this morning, representatives of the channels, who had gone to attend the pre-match press conferences of the rival captains and ICC President Sharad Pawar in Mumbai were barred from covering the events. A similar ban was imposed on the channels before the Indo-Pak semi-finals at Mohali and was lifted on the day of the match.