New Delhi: The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) notes that the ICC has seen reasons and understood the true nature of the ICC CWC 2011 India - Sri Lanka final matches and restored accreditation to our Member Channels.
This is in large measure due to the constructive intervention of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, including the personal interest shown by Mrs Ambika Soni, Honble Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, who has truly appreciated the sensitivities and rights of the Indian viewers.
However, NBA rejects the ICCs position that our Members had violated any Guidelines agreed with ICC; especially since, NBA Members have scrupulously adhered to the NBA News Access Guidelines and the dispensation available to them under Indian laws, which clearly must prevail over ICCs unilateral actions. NBA Members have acted in consonance with the invariable practices followed in the past (including for ICC events), in the face of ICCs attempt to deviate from standard accepted business practices prevalent in India. ...more
09:54 PM, Apr 01, 2011