Reuters suspends coverage of Australia in India

INDIA - Reuters is suspending its cricket coverage of matches, training sessions and commercial events, in India, across text, pictures and TV. Should current negotiations with Cricket Australia fail to reach a resolution, coverage of cricket in Australia will also be suspended, starting with the New Zealand tour in November.

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Published: Thu 9 Oct 2008, 8:54 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:05 AM

Reuters regrets this course of action. However, press freedom and protecting the interests and coverage rights of our global client base is of key importance to Reuters. Faced with unacceptable accreditation terms for photographers and camera crews imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia, Reuters is unable to continue reporting as planned.

Reuters will continue discussions with both the BCCI and Cricket Australia in the hope of reaching a resolution. Reuters would like to resume its full coverage of global cricket as quickly as possible, to provide the world's media with premium, timely text, photographs and TV. However, freedom of the press, intellectual property and our editorial integrity are at the core of our business, and these must be respected.

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