Sony TV drags BCCI to court over IPL broadcasting rights

Sony TV drags BCCI to court over IPL broadcasting rights
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Mar 16 2009. 04 18 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Mar 16 2009. 04 18 PM IST
Mumbai: A fresh row broke out over the issue of telecast rights of the IPL with Sony Entertainment dragging BCCI to the Bombay High Court which restrained the Cricket Board from entering into any further agreement related to the T-20 tournament.
Sony moved the High Court against BCCI’s move to enter into a contract with World Sports Group (WSG) after terminating its agreement with Sony on broadcasting rights in the country.
The court yesterday granted the injunction to Sony restraining Board for Control of Cricket in India from entering into any further agreements related to the IPL.
When the petition came up for further hearing before Justice S J Kathawala, the BCCI lawyer sought time to take instructions and produce the relevant documents.
The court said till the matter is heard, BCCI shall not grant any approval to WSG under the newly entered contract.
According to the BCCI counsel, the agreement with Sony was terminated on the evening of 14 March and the new one with WSG was signed on the morning of March 15 and the court’s injunction came only in the afternoon on that day.
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First Published: Mon, Mar 16 2009. 04 18 PM IST