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SC to set up 3-man panel to look into Indo-Pak cricket telecast imbroglio

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MUMBAI: The Supreme Court today said it was setting up a three-member committee to determine the quantum of damage, if any, suffered by the parties which rose out of the dipute over the "simulcast" of the recently held landmark cricket series between India and Pakistan.

 

The Court has asked the series' exclusive telecast rights holder Ten Sports, Doordarshan and the Dubai-based sports broadcaster's India distributor Modi Entertainment Network, six names for the committee, out of which it will choose three persons, the Press Trust of India has reported.



The PTI report further states that the Court asked the parties to suggest the terms and reference for the committee but made it clear that it will have the final say in the framing of the terms and reference of the committee.



The parties have been directed to furnish the necessary details sought from them by 23 July 23 and posted the matter for further hearing to 29 July.



At its last hearing on 6 May, the Court asked Ten Sports to file documents detailing the total advertisement revenue it got during the simultaneous telecast of Indo-Pak cricket series on its channel and Doordarshan.



The court, while fixing the next date of hearing, had asked all the parties, including cable distributors, to substantiate their claim on losses and profits arising from the telecast.



The court also directed Doordarshan to give an account of the advertisement it had carried on 13 and 15 March during cricket matches.

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