Twitter was on fire after Sony Sports Network was declared as the broadcasters for all Pakistan matches in India for the next 3 years. Several Twitter users slammed Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) for acquiring rights of Pakistan matches at a time when there is huge political tension between the two countries.
Some cricket fans were even thrilled with the announcement as they are now going to see Pakistan matches for the next 3 years. However, the majority of the Indian fans were against the decision and even wanted the Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) to be banned for showing cricket matches of Pakistan.
Twitter Divided After Sony Sports Network Grabs Hosting Rights For Pakistan Matches
The Government of India has been very strict with regards to the cricketing ties between India and Pakistan. Due to Pakistan’s involvement in terrorist activities, they haven’t permitted India to play any bilateral series with Pakistan. The two proud cricketing nations last played a bilateral series way back in 2013 when Pakistan toured India.
In recent times matches played in Pakistan were not televised in India. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was not televised in India until this year and fans had to watch matches online. Now finally Sony Sports Network took a bold move and grabbed the broadcasting rights of all home matches of Pakistan until 20023.
The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed the big news on their official Twitter handle which had fans divided on the popular micro-blogging platforms. Several Indian fans on Twitter commented that the channel should be banned by the government of India. Pakistan fans on the other hand too were split with the decision as some criticised PCB whereas others were elated and advised PCB to now buy the broadcasting for IPL.
All the home bilateral series in Pakistan and PSL will be telecasted on Sony Network from 2021 to 2023. Meanwhile, here’s how Twitter reacted after PCB announced Sony Sports Network as the host for all their matches in India for the next 3 years.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 24, 2021
Cricket is going to cross the border
— I,m sarmad ,PMLN???????????? (@sammchaudhary) January 24, 2021
Finally we can see Pakistan matches on our channel
— Nishant Manglam Tiwary (@ManglamTiwary2) January 24, 2021
Ehsan Mani & Wasim Khan are doing an unbelievable job. Well done PCB on administrative side of things. One thing you need to do is to remove Misbah & Waqar to improve Pakistan team's performances.
— Arslan (@ArslanTahir) January 24, 2021
Now its about time for some Pakistani Broadcaster to come fwd and grab rights of BCCI & IPL
— umair (@umair12103559) January 24, 2021
Finally finally we get this news, pcb is doing amazing job only team performance letting down
— Ali???????? (@ali1mtiaz) January 24, 2021
We Thank Sony Picture Network for supporting our cricket HUGE RESPECT FOR YOU GUYS!!!
— Adii (@AdiiSpeakss) January 24, 2021
India to dushman ha rites Sony ko shammmmmmmmm
— abdul rehman (@abdulrehman450) January 24, 2021
Thank you sony ab hd main matches dkhien gy with Dolby sound♥️
— Suban Iqbal (@suban_iqbal) January 24, 2021