ISLAMABAD: The federal government has devised a plan to allow the state-run PTV to broadcast the forthcoming Pakistan-England cricket series in Pakistan. Fawad Chaudhry, the Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced on Friday that the government has “discovered a method to broadcast the Pakistan-England series.” “Congratulations to Multan Sultans for becoming the new [PSL] champions,” he tweeted. “I thank Rizwan, Babar Azam, other Pakistani and foreign heroes who partook in this fabulous cricket event.” ملتان سلطانز کو نیا چمپئین بننے پر بہت مبارک، رضوان ،بابر اعظم اور پاکستانی ہیروزکے ساتھ ان تمام غیر ملکی ہیروز کا بھی شکریہ جنہوں نے کرکٹ کا یہ شاندار میلہ سجایا، اب اگلا میلہ سجنے کو ہے اور یہاں میں یہ بھی بتاتا چلوں کہ ہم نے انگلینڈ پاکستان سیریز دکھانے کا مسئلہ حل کر لیا ہے — Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) June 25, 2021 The minister said that another cricket event is set to take place, adding that “we have solved the problem of broadcasting the Pakistan-England cricket series”. Earlier this month, Chaudhry had said that Pakistan’s upcoming tour to England would not be broadcast in the country due to a license issue with Indian broadcasters. Chaudhry had said that the Pakistan Television’s (PTV) request for a contract with Indian broadcasters Star and Asia — who have the rights to air the match — had been rejected. “Indian companies hold the rights to broadcast [matches] in South Asia …. and we cannot conduct business with any Indian company,” he had said. The information minister had said Pakistan would approach the England Cricket Board to try and arrive at another solution. He had reiterated that the country would not do business with India till it takes back the August 5, 2019, decision — when New Delhi revoked occupied Kashmir’s special status. “Normalisation of ties with India is subject to it taking back the August 5 decision,” he had said. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PTV will indeed face considerable losses as a result of this, the information minister had added. The first match of the series, an ODI, will be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on July 8.