Media box used by event management firm

Updated: 20 April 2008 14:20 IST

The media box at the Wankhede Stadium reserved for only accredited scribes covering the IPL accommodated personnel belonging to an event management firm.

Mumbai:

The media box at the Wankhede Stadium, reserved for only accredited scribes covering the Indian Premier League, on Sunday accommodated personnel belonging to an event management firm who used it to make announcements on the public address system before the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Five unauthorised persons, wearing Mumbai Indians T-shirts with captain Sachin Tendulkar's name behind their backs, came and occupied seats inside the box and started
making announcements about on-field activities before the match, much to the chagrin of accredited mediapersons.

After a lot of discussions, it was finally decided that two persons belonging to the event management company would be allotted space inside the media box to make announcements from time to time on the public address system.

Strangely, some of the Mumbai Cricket Association officials were silent spectators to the proceedings, giving the impression that the franchise owners are running the show and the owners of the stadium have little say in the matter.

Topics : Cricket
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