IPL-Media tussle persists, television channels threaten blackout

PTI to cover event in protest The IPL- Media tussle over the media guidelines seems to persist despite the Twenty20 governing body relenting to many issues raised the media fraternity. The News Broadcasters Association, an umbrella body of television broadcasters, have decided to boycott IPL, trigerring a prospect that many channels would resort to a [...]

PTI not to cover IPL; Reuters and AP could follow

Looks like the DLF IPL, which is only a week away, is running into some real trouble with The Press Trust of India (PTI) joining other international media organisations protesting the regulations on the media in covering the lucrative tournament. PTI has called for some modifications on the restrictions, failing which they would not attempt [...]

Shoaib Akhtar’s IPL contract still stands; would play if ban is overturned, Modi says

According to Indian Premier League (IPL) governing council head Lalit Modi, Shoaib Akhtar‘s contract with the IPL is still valid. But Modi also said that Shoaib would be allowed to play in the IPL tournament only if Akhtar’s appeal is cleared by the Pakistan Appeallate Tribunal. Modi said, “His contract is still valid and has [...]