IOC criticizes India cricket for press photo ban

Updated: November 17, 2012, 10:58 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The International Olympic Committee has criticized Indian cricket authorities, accusing them of attacking press freedom by preventing photographers from covering games between India and England.

IOC Press Commission Chairman Kevan Gosper called on cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council, to intervene to allow news organizations free access to the cricket games between two of the world's top teams.

International news organizations, including The Associated Press, suspended text and photo coverage of England's cricket tour of India on Wednesday because of new restrictions introduced by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

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