In an order that will bring cheer to millions of cricket lovers all over the country, the Madras high court on Friday directed Ten Sports TV channel to permit Doordarshan to telecast the India-Pakistan cricket series┬ácommencing on Saturday, which the channel said it would do.
A division bench of the high court, comprising Chief Justice B Subhashan Reddy and Justice M Thanikachalam, gave the order while hearing a petition seeking a direction to TRAI to secure the telecast rights from the private Ten Sports for Prasar Bharati.
The Bench also directed Doordarshan to use the logo of Ten Sports and carry their commercials in all the telecasts.
However, pertaining to the amount to be deposited by Doordarshan, the Bench said the amount and the liability to be paid by whosoever it may be shall be worked out in course of time and will be decided during the final hearing of the writ petition.
Senior counsel and former Attorney General K Parasaran told the court that his client, Ten Sports, would adhere to the directions of the court.