In the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) which is currently underway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the IMG-Reliance, on Sunday, pulled out from the production. This comes after the Pulwama terror attack in which over 40 CRPF were killed.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a response issued a statement in the form of a press release stating that they had an alternate plan in case of contingency.
Managing Director of Pakistan Cricket Board Wasim Khan stated that “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. The PCB always had a contingency plan in place, and we are confident we will be in a position to announce the new partner on Monday after the completion of the formalities.”
After the Pakistan Super League’s broadcast was suspended in India the cricket board expressed “extreme disappointment.” Earlier the portrait of Imran Khan was also removed from the Cricket Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai.
“The PCB intends to take up these incidents with the BCCI and the ICC at the upcoming ICC committee meeting in Dubai later this month.”
The steps were taken in the wake of Pulwama terror attack that took place on Thursday. In the deadliest terror attack on security forces in Kashmir, 49 CRPF personnel were killed. Their convoy which was targeted in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway comprised 78 buses in which around 2500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.