Fantasy sport websites like Dream11, LeagueAdda, BalleBaazi and StarPick have discontinued offering fantasy game contests of Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches on their platform due to the Pulwama terror attack on Indian paramilitary forces.
Dream11 while announcing the decision posted the following message on its social media pages: ‘We strongly condemn the recent attacks in Pulwama and stand in solidarity with our Armed forces. Therefore, we have suspended all PSL matches on Dream11.’
Many other fantasy sports companies also posted similar messages in solidarity with the martyred CRPF jawans and withdrew PSL matches from their websites.
Dream11 also announced that it would be contributing a sum of Rs. 10 lakhs to the Bharat ke Veer fund created by the Ministry of Home Affairs, to support the families of the martyred jawans who had made the supreme sacrifice for the nation. MyTeam11 similarly announced a contribution of Rs. 5 lakhs to the Bharat ke Veer fund while Starpick announced that it would be hosting a special fantasy tournament in the coming days, to raise funds for the CRPF jawans.
As per news reports, DSport television channel, the official broadcaster of PSL matches in India has also stopped telecast of the games in India. Last week, it was reported that fantasy sports portal MyTeam11 was the official sponsor of the broadcast of PSL matches on DSport channel.
Popular cricket news and score website CricBuzz has also suspended its news and sports coverage of the Pakistan Super League. All the current scorecards and news articles related to this season of the league have been pulled down.