International news agencies boycott India-England Test series

International news agencies suspended coverage of the Test series between India and England starting on Thursday after Indian cricket authorities refused to lift restrictions on photo agencies.

updated: November 15, 2012 13:37 IST
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Ahmedabad: International news agencies on Thursday decided to boycott the high-profile Test series between India and England which began here to protest against the restrictions imposed by the BCCI on some photo agencies covering the tour.

International agencies Thomson Reuters, Agence France-Presse and Associated Press decided to suspend reports from the tour as well as pictures. The Press Association, national agency in the United Kingdom, will not also supply photographs, according to a release issued by the News Media Coalition (NMC).

"In addition to Getty Images, Action Images and two Indian photo agencies being barred, international news agencies have decided against providing pictorial or text coverage of the tour," the NMC, a coalition of international and domestic media organisations, said.

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