The irresponsible action of Doordarshan may translate into losing their World Cup accreditation for violating the norms. DD representatives were caught live-streaming Virat Kohli’s press conference ahead of the Pakistan match and barred from attending the next one featuring Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur.
As per ICC rules, video broadcast of practice sessions is allowed, but it is not when it comes to the pre and post-match press conferences and the match. Those rights lie solely with the official broadcasters. News channels are allowed to show only up to 90 seconds of action from the field.
As per ICC, their officials came to know about it, saw them when they were doing it and stopped them from entering the hall when Arthur came for his press conference. If the ICC remains firm, they will not be allowed to enter the venues during the remainder of the World Cup.
ICC said: “We heard from representatives of other channels that the Doordarshan guys told them that they had done this in the past as well. Even if we don’t go by that, flouting the rules once is bad enough. They were seen doing it during Kohli’s press meet.”
It added: "They were not allowed to attend the second press conference of the day. Rules are clear that if anyone is caught violating these, his or her accreditation will be cancelled. As of now, we are going to follow rules.”