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Protest by electronic media at PCA

Mohali, Apr 27 (UNI) The electronic media today protested against inadequate facilities provided to them by the organisers of the DLF Indian Premier League (IPL) here today.

As the match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils was in progress, electronic media persons, including correspondents and cameramen walked out of the stadium and threatened to boycott the matches if the organisers were unable to meet their basic demands.

They also threw their accreditation cards on the ground to lodge their protest. Their spokesman Vikram Choudhary and Daljit Singh said that,''they cannot concentrate on their work as they have been provided seats among the spectators at the third floor.

As they have not been provided desks in a separate enclosure, spectators continue to disturb them.'' The electronic media persons had raised this issue with PCA president Inderjit Singh Bindra at a press conference yesterday who had promised to look into it.

As they found the same situation prevailing, they decided to protest and boycott the coverage. They alleged that they have been provided broken chairs, no facilities for drining water, air conditioners not functioning and no internet connection.

Another irritant they pointed out was disturbance and body use by the private security persons (Bouncers).

Media Chairman GS Walia tried to pacify the agitating electronic media persons. However, not satisfied with his assurance, the electronic media persons later met PCA president Inderjit Singh Bindra to apprise him of the problems they were facing. The PCA president Bindra assured that the problems would be sorted out. On his assurance, they withdrew their protest.


Story first published: Monday, April 28, 2008, 10:17 [IST]
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