The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday cancelled the accreditation of entire electronic media for Wednesday's ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali.
In an email issued by Sami Ul Hasan, ICC's media and communications operations manager, the cricket body informed various news channels about the cancellation.
"Please be advised that your accreditation has been cancelled for Wednesday’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semi-final match between India and Pakistan in Mohali. You will therefore not be granted a media match-day ticket and will not be allowed to enter the ground," the email said.
"In addition, you will not have access to any event-related activities such as pre-and post-match media conferences and team training sessions," it added.
"ICC is withdrawing accreditation of entire electronic media. This means we are deprived of covering not just the match but also an Indo-Pak political event. This is infringement of media rights, Shazi Zaman, president of Broadcast Editors Association said.