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01-Apr-2011 06:30:00 GMT
India v Sri Lanka, Final, World Cup 2011, Mumbai

India-Sri Lanka World Cup Final - ICC Bans TV Channels

Mumbai: A day before the World Cup final clash between India and Sri Lanka, the International Cricket Council (ICC) renewed the ban on Indian television news channels from covering the match at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

ICC on Friday cancelled the accreditation for all Indian news channels from being allowed inside the stadium.

ICC's cancellation came despite the intervention from the Information & Broadcast Ministry.

Information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni had also taken up the issue with agriculture minister and ICC president Sharad Pawar after the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

TV channels were permitted to cover the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinals after ICC lifted the ban on accredited journalists from the news channels for a day, following intervention by Soni. She had written a letter to Pawar requesting him to restore the status-quo and allow the electronic media to report on the event as was the case earlier.

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