Global Rights For Cricket Scores Over SMS Prevent Indian Mobile/Content Companies From Relaying Mobi

Business Standard: This is interesting and strange. Paksitan Cricket Board has given the exclusive global rights for SMS score updates to a company called Vectracom Pvt Ltd. So no company can deliver scores over mobile of the matches which involve Pakistan. Business Standard reports:

The Madras High Court has restrained mobile phone operators, websites and other content providers from giving cricket scores and updates on the ongoing one-day cricket series between India and Pakistan. The restraint will apply for four weeks, by which time the series will be over. The companies that have been asked to stop live updates include Airtel, BSNL, Reliance Infocomm, Hutchison Essar, Idea Cellular, Aircel Cellular, Spice Telecom, Tata Indicom, Sify, Yahoo Webservices Ltd, Indiatimes, IMI Mobile,,, Pyro Mobile, ON Mobile Asia-Pacific and CricInfo India.

The global digital rights for international sports events cannot be arbitrarily given by the sports body of a country. Indian cricket body too has rights over India and Pakistan match. What happens to that?

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