BCCI clarifies photo accreditation terms

The accreditation dispute is the latest between the BCCI and media organisations to mar the series. News agencies such as AFP, Thomson-Reuters and the Associated Press have all suspended text and photo coverage of the four Test series over the BCCI's decision to bar photo counterparts such as Getty Images and Action Images.

updated: November 23, 2012 08:40 IST
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Bangalore: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) clarified its stance on photographic coverage and accreditation for the ongoing India-England Test series, which has seen several news and photography agencies boycott coverage of the Tests.

In a statement, issued by Sanjay Jagdale, the BCCI Secretary, the BCCI said it “processes the numerous media accreditation applications it receives after undertaking an evaluation of applicants and their respective organizations”.

The statement also says that “through the BCCI media accreditation process, reporters and photographers nominated by bona fide domestic and international news publications and news agencies, including AFP, AP and Reuters, were duly accredited. These accredited persons were presented the opportunity by the BCCI to supply an unlimited number of match images for editorial use by their respective publications and agency clients worldwide.”

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