BCCI to act on commercial breaks during overs

Published: Thursday, June 16, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Chandigarh:Commercial breaks at crucial junctures of cricket matches, is one aspect that Doordarshan (DD) viewers have long been complaining about.

Acting on viewers' interest, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to talk to the national broadcaster over the issue so that fans do not miss out on seeing "crucial moments: of the match due to breaks.

BCCI President Ranbir Singh Mahendra told reporters on Wednesday that the Board would take up the matter with Doordarshan asking it to take commercial breaks only when a full over has been completed and not disrupt the telecast "as they sometimes do even before the over has been completed." "We will be writing to Doordarshan on this. In future, we are going to have this clause while awarding the telecast rights that full overs should be shown," Mahendra said.

"We believe that DD or any other channel does not have the right to go in for commercial break when live action is taking place. In addition, when a crucial moment like a catch, run out is being shown as a replay, then also they should show it," said Mahendra.

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