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BCCI blames Doordarshan for India-Bangladesh Test series blackout

BCCI blames Doordarshan for India-Bangladesh Test series blackout
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First Published: Mon, May 21 2007. 05 10 PM IST
Updated: Mon, May 21 2007. 05 10 PM IST
Ahmedabad: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 May squarely blamed public broadcaster Doordarshan for denying millions of Indian fans the chance of watching the ongoing Test series between India and Bangladesh.
“Doordarshan is to be blamed for this. They should have prepared an understanding with the broadcaster Neo Sports so that Indian viewers could watch the Test series also,” BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah told PTI here.
To a question as to why the BCCI was not interfering in the matter, he said, “The BCCI cannot do anything in this. It is something that the broadcaster and Doordarshan should look into.”
“Doordarshan is showing another one-day series being played (Sri Lanka and Pakistan), why cannot they show the Indian team’s series,” questioned Shah.
He, however, expressed hope that Neo Sports would come up with a solution soon as the Indian team has a lot of cricket to play both in India and abroad in the current year.
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First Published: Mon, May 21 2007. 05 10 PM IST