PSL official Broadcasters withdraw from final coverage in Lahore

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PSL official Broadcasters withdraw from final coverage in Lahore

DUBAI: Pakistan Super League official broadcasters have withdrawn from the PSL Final coverage in Lahore.

Sunset and Vine, the UK-based production house that handles the broadcast of the Pakistan Super League, has withdrawn its services for the league's final which will be played in Lahore on March 5. ESPNcricinfo understands that a Dubai-based company, Innovative Production Group, will handle production of the Lahore match.

The PSL is also seeking to replace its overseas commentators: Danny Morrison, Alan Wilkins, Mel Jones are reluctant to travel to Lahore, while Ian Bishop, whose contract was until the play-offs, will leave to cover West Indies' home ODIs against England.

Companies that handle the HawkEye technology and Spider-cam have also pulled out from the final, which will be televised without the supporting components. A drone camera is likely to replace the spider-cam.

Sunset and Vine, which had also handled the broadvast for the PSL in its inaugural edition last year, had informed the PCB through an email last week about its reluctance to travel to Lahore. Innovative Production Group was part of the PCB's contingency plan.