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Published: Saturday, February 7, 2004, 20:31 [IST]
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Sindh High Court awards injunction against PCB
Saturday, February 7 2004 15:01 Hrs (IST)

Islamabad:A Pakistani court granted a temporary injunction against the Pakistan Cricket Board over promotional and in-stadia contracts for next month's series against India, court officials said.

The Sindh High Court awarded the temporary injunction after an advertising company - Interflow Communications - filed a petition.

The advertising company has challenged that it has exclusive rights for promotional events involving the Indian team and the first right of refusal to match the best bid of in-stadia advertising.

"We noticed that the PCB was digressing from the agreement and through advertisement in Pakistani and Indian newspapers have sought bids for both of our rights," plaintiff's lawyer Nafees Siddiqui said.

"The court order has given us protection and we would be able to compete when the tenders for the series are open tomorrow," said the lawyer.

The advertising company has planned various promotional activities like concerts and talk shows for Indian players, for which the PCB would get 30 per cent of the earnings under a contract signed in November 2003.

The Indian cricket team travels to Pakistan for its first fully-fledged tour since 1989 when India played four Test matches. The visitors are scheduled to play three Tests and five One-day Internationals, but the itinerary is not yet finalised.

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