News Agencies Could Suspend Coverage of India Test Series

November 15, 2012

Several international news agencies may suspend coverage of the India-England series after the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) barred coverage by photo agencies.

The News Media Coalition (NMC) has encouraged BCCI to lift the restrictions on the local and international picture agencies.

NMC Executive Director, Andrew Moger, said: “In our view, the BCCI’s move will hit fans and cricket sponsors alike. The BCCI has offered to make its own photographs available, but this is no substitute for independent and objective press photography.”

NMC members include Reuters, AFP, AP, Getty Images and the PA. Several members said they would suspend text and photo coverage if the restrictions are not lifted.{jcomments on}